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Webinar: Ma’amtagila’s fight for sovereignty!

Hiladi village site, Ma’amtagila territory. A photo of a rocky beach with forests on one side, and the sea on the other. End of image description.
Hiladi village site, Ma’amtagila territory

Join us for a night to support Ma’amtagila!

After a century of colonialism and disruption, the Ma’amtagila are working to re-establish their nationhood, hereditary governance structure and traditional land management models. The Ma’amtagila are Kwakwaka’wakw people whose traditional unceded territory is on what’s known as northeastern Vancouver Island and the adjacent islands and mainland coast along the Johnstone Strait. 

Join us on Thursday, May 19 at 5:30 pm to hear from three Ma’amtagila speakers — listen to their stories and hear about their efforts to reclaim their territory and leadership through their own laws and culture. 


  • Ma’amtagila Hereditary Chief Makwala-Rande Cook
  • Seneca Ambers, a Ma’amtagila community member working to reclaim inherent rights to the territory, resources and titles
  • Makwala-Dakota Smith, a Ma’amtagila community member whose family is re-establishing presence on the territory.

For those of you who won’t be able to join us, we’ll be recording the event and will share it afterwards. Share the Facebook event page to invite your friends, family and community.

Come see what you can do to help support Ma’amtagila in their fight for sovereignty!