Sea to Cedar creates powerful opportunities to bring youth, community leaders and mentors together on the landscape to inspire leadership, model a healthy community, and (re)connect people to important natural places. From youth and elder expeditions to building cabins in the woods, Sea to Cedar provides opportunities for emerging leaders.
We work with coastal First Nations who are revitalizing their connection as stewards of the land. We do this by contributing to community-led construction of cabins in places of cultural and ecological significance. The first cabin, a split cedar shack, was built by six women in 2016 through the Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw Tribal Council. The project was such a success that two of the crew are producing a documentary film of knowledge-sharing and reconciliation between Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous (settler) societies.
Programs that build ecological knowledge, backcountry competency and leadership uplift future community stewardship leaders. Recognizing this enormous potential, Sea to Cedar supports youth and elder programs on the land and sea, such as community outings to salmon rivers and an Ocean Canoe Certification and Leadership Training program.