Foundation president, Harvey Fineberg, and chairman emeritus and co-founder, Gordon Moore, discuss the Statement of Founders’ Intent with staff.
Moore Foundation Headquarters 1661 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304
The Kitasoo-Xaixais Band Council represents a group of First Nations people that hold rights to land along British Columbia’s Central Coast and in parts of the Great Bear Rainforest. For years the natural resources of these lands were extracted without compensation to the indigenous people. In 1982, the Kitasoo Indian Band appealed to claim the traditional territory of their ancestors. In 2000, a land and resource management plan was developed to protect 40 percent of the territory and govern future use and conservation of all area lands and resources. Through these steps, the Kitasoo-Xaixais Band Council has reclaimed title to their land and helped build an environmentally and economically sustainable future for the community.
The council is also involved in the implementation of a marine spatial plan for the central coast of British Columbia. The plan, which includes other First Nation tribes, local governments, marine user groups and the public, outlines a vision, objectives and strategies for the stewardship and management of the central coast. It identifies acceptable marine uses, policies, growth management and a decision-making framework that supports the development of sustainable communities and marine ecosystems.
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Kitasoo-Xaixais Band Council
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