1984 protest to save Meares Island - Clayoquot Sound

Tuesday, September 11, 1984 (All day)
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Wilderness Committee

In 1984 the Nuu Chah Nulth First Nations people mounted a huge protest on the steps of the BC Legislature in Victoria, calling for the preservation of Meares Island, Clayoquot Sound. Meares was being targetted by logging giant McMillan Bloedel. Eventually the First Nations won a BC Supreme Court Case that ordered that the island not be logged. Meares has been proclaimed a Tribal Park by its owners, the Tla o qui aht and Ahousat First Nations - who are part of the Nuu Chah Nulth. 

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