Healing the Land After Wildfires: Lessons from St’at’imc Nation


While immediate media coverage often focuses on evacuations and the numbers of homes destroyed, many First Nations say what these fires do to the land in their territories and the cultural lives of their communities is often overlooked.

This two-part podcast series follows a post-wildfire research project led by northern St’át’imc Nations, Ts’kw’aylaxw, Xwísten, and T’it’q’et-P’egp’íg’lha, alongside the Indigenous Ecology Lab at UBC and the Lillooet Regional Invasive Species Society. More than two years after the McKay Creek wildfire, the nation and their co-researchers are working to document the effects of wildfires and to chart a new future based on Indigenous approaches to healing and balancing an ecosystem.

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