Ben Paull had the chance to interview Gerald Amos, past Chief Councilor of the Haisla Nation, in Kitimaat Village on April 27th, 2012. The interview centered on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project and the threats it poses to the community of Kitimaat and the greater north coast of British Columbia, but Gerald provides a much broader perspective on the history of resource extraction on the north coast, and what has been lost during his lifetime. In his life he has seen the complete demise of a once seemingly endless oolichan run that largely sustained entire communities. He remembers rivers full of steelhead and salmon beyond counting. Gerald's experience provides a sobering reminder of what happens when people neglect natural systems for the sake of industrial development.
Well worth devoting the the time to watch in it's entirety.