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Writers for Clayoquot

Writers for Clayoquot CHARLES LILLARD Totem poles, The following talk was given by Charles Lillard to support the mass protests Maude Island. against corporate, large-scale logging around Clayoquot Sound, on the west 1928. Graphite coast of Victoria Island, British Columbia. Protests had been mounting since on paper by the 1980s. In 1993, over ten thousand people—members of the Nuu-chah-nulth Emily Carr. First Nation, environmentalists, and others—converged to resist the clear-cut Royal British logging of lush, old-growth forests, which they regarded as “multinational cor- Columbia porate vandalism.” More than five thousand loggers and their supporters Museum, mounted a counter protest. Over nine hundred activists were arrested, and the British majority were found guilty of criminal intent. Columbia Archives. Some years ago a friend and I were up behind Bamfield. Prospecting. One pdp08732 moment we were in thick timber, moving up a ridge, the next we were nose-to-nose with a clear-cut. My partner let out a long whistle, then said, “From here it looks we’re winning the war.” I didn’t need to ask what war. Once—once upon a time so recent some of us can remember its shape— an ancient forest of terrible beauty ran for 2,000 miles along the coast from Afognak Island, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

Writers for Clayoquot

Manoa , Volume 25 (1) – Jul 10, 2013

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Abstract

CHARLES LILLARD Totem poles, The following talk was given by Charles Lillard to support the mass protests Maude Island. against corporate, large-scale logging around Clayoquot Sound, on the west 1928. Graphite coast of Victoria Island, British Columbia. Protests had been mounting since on paper by the 1980s. In 1993, over ten thousand people—members of the Nuu-chah-nulth Emily Carr. First Nation, environmentalists, and others—converged to resist the clear-cut Royal British logging of lush, old-growth forests, which they regarded as “multinational cor- Columbia porate vandalism.” More than five thousand loggers and their supporters Museum, mounted a counter protest. Over nine hundred activists were arrested, and the British majority were found guilty of criminal intent. Columbia Archives. Some years ago a friend and I were up behind Bamfield. Prospecting. One pdp08732 moment we were in thick timber, moving up a ridge, the next we were nose-to-nose with a clear-cut. My partner let out a long whistle, then said, “From here it looks we’re winning the war.” I didn’t need to ask what war. Once—once upon a time so recent some of us can remember its shape— an ancient forest of terrible beauty ran for 2,000 miles along the coast from Afognak Island,

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ManoaUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 10, 2013

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