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The Sacred Headwaters

The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass

by Wade Davis, foreword by David Suzuki, afterword by Robert Kennedy Jr.

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A visual feast and a plea to save an extraordinary region in North America for future generations, now in softcover.

 

In this stunning collection of photos, viewers are transported to the spectacular valley known to the First Nations as the Sacred Headwaters. Here, three of Canada’s most important salmon rivers—the Stikine, the Skeena, and the Nass—are born in close proximity. Now, against the wishes of all First Nations, the British Columbia government has opened the Sacred Headwaters to industrial development.

 

The compelling text by Wade Davis, which describes the region’s beauty, the threats to it, and the response of native groups and other inhabitants, is complemented by the voices of the Tahltan elders. The inescapable message is that no amount of methane gas can compensate for the sacrifice of a place that could be the Sacred Headwaters of all peoples of the world.

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Wade Davis

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David Suzuki

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Robert Kennedy Jr.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., named of of Time's "Heroes for the Planet," is an activist, environmental lawyer, and co-host of Ring of Fire on Air America Radio. He has written several acclaimed books on politics and the environment, including the New York Times-bestselling Crimes Against Nature and The Riverkeepers.

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