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Tides Top 10 Teaser

They are Canada’s most innovative and forward-thinking initiatives. They inspire people to take action, to think in new ways and to make the world a better place. They are Tides Canada’s Top 10.

It’s that time of year again, and Tides Canada staff, partners and experts are working to identify 10 Canadian initiatives that demonstrate exceptional leadership, vision and real-world impact in addressing environmental and social problems. Find out more about who has been a Tides Top 10 in the past and why here.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2011 Tides Top 10 on December 6th by following @TidesCanada on Twitter!

Interview with Tara Marsden, Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs Office

Gitanyow is a community nestled along the Kitwanga River in Northwestern BC. They are represented by the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs to establish modern treaties and implement First Nations conservation practices and land use planning for their territory. We interviewed Wilp Sustainability Director for the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs Tara Marsden and learned more about the Gitanyow model of long-term conservation planning, the significance of observing and adopting First Nations values and methods in conservation, and the importance of flexible, multi-year granting.