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Type: Newspaper Article

Title: Mowachaht/Muchalaht keep Tsu-xiit free

Date: July 2 2004

Author(s): David Wiwchar, Ha-shilth-sa Newspaper

Description: Elder Gloria Maquinna stands at the end of the partially submerged dock, rasies her hands towards the sky and dances to her late husband's paddle song, along with two of her granddaughters. Behind them, dozens of canoe paddlers, drummers and community members sing their ancient songs, hoping to pull Tsu-xiit away from his DFO captors. After an hour, with singing voices growing hoarse, and dancers cold and wet in the southeast gales, Mowachaht/Muchalaht community members slowly retreat from the Gold River docks, obviously saddened that the young killer whale was still across the harbour inside an area protected by high-powered Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and RCMP boats....

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Geographic-general: Nootka Sound

Format: HTML web page

Language: English