Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research

The Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research (NWI) is a non-profit organization formed in 1996 a number of northwest First Nations and environmental leaders came together with scientists. Board members are from the Hazelton-Smithers area and an advisory council with representatives from throughout the region as well as from a variety of disciplines has been established.

The Northwest Institute seeks to:

  • Undertake research and the publication of educational information about conservation and environmentally sound, sustainable uses of natural resources, primarily in northwest British Columbia.
  • Promote cooperation within and among communities in the region, including First Nations and others interested in resource uses that protect biological diversity and support sustainable communities.
  • Initiate model projects in the fields of education and conservation which demonstrate these objectives.

Enbridge Joint Review Panel hearing summary for September 18

Hana Boye representing the Haisla Nation kept the questions coming on her second day of questioning Northern Gateway’s economic experts. Ms. Boye asked a set of questions about oil supply forecasts....

Enbridge Joint Review Panel hearing summary September 19

On her third day of questioning, Hana Boye came back to a recurring theme – her client, the Haisla Nation, and its traditional territory will be affected by every aspect of the Northern Gateway...