Photos play a pivotal role in online storytelling. Throughout the course of 2017, we have taken, and collected hundreds of them. Below is what you might call a partial archive of photos from APTN News stories collected in 2017.
January 11, 2017 – Arthur Manuel
Arthur Manuel with daughter Kanahus at the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota during the #NoDAPL campaign against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Manuel died on January 11 at the age of 66. His life has been defined by politics and the struggle for the assertion of Indigenous rights, locally, nationally and internationally. Photo: Facebook
January 19, 2017 – National Press Theatre in Ottawa
Dr. Michael Kirlew issued a warning to Canadians at a news conference in Ottawa with chiefs from the Nishawbe Aski Nation. The group was in Ottawa to talk about the lack of mental health services for young people in remote communities following a rash of suicides. “Make no mistake, the cost of our complacency will be paid for in full with children’s lives. Period,” Kirlew told reporters. Photo: Mark Blackburn/APTN
January 29, 2017 – Thunder Bay, Ontario
On January 29, Barbara Kentner was walking down a Thunder Bay street with her sister when she was struck with a trailer hitch that was thrown from a passing car. Kentner died in July. Brayden Bushby has been charged in her death.
February 10, 2017 – Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First-Nation, Ontario
11-year-old Alyssa Nanokeesic was found dead in her grandmother’s home in the fly-in community of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation (KI). Her death was ruled a suicide. Alyssa is at least the fourth suicide death of a girl in an Indigenous community since the beginning of the year. “I miss you, my little cousin. I wish you never did this,” wrote a cousin on Facebook.
February 3, 2017 – Nokmaq Village, Flat-Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
The controversial application process for joining the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation in Newfoundland and Labrador ended. Out of more than 100,000 applicants, 18,044 were accepted as founding members of the band, and another 10,512 who were originally members of the band and granted Indian Status, were rejected. Calvin White, above, who fought for Mi’kmaq rights as far back as the 1950s, has three sons who were denied status because they moved away from their home in the Mi’kmaw community of Flat Bay, also called No’kmaq Village. “All that stuff, it looks like it had the deliberate intention of keeping people out,” said White. Photo: Trina Roache/APTN
February 10, 2017 – Thunder Bay, Ontario
Alaina Sakchekapo and Clara Adams, both from North Caribou Lake, pose in the hall at the Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay. APTN’s Willow Fiddler followed Sakchekapo and Adams over the course of a school year. They adapted to live hundreds of kilometres from their community. Others leave during the school year to return home. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTN
February 21, 2017 – Peters First Nation, British Columbia
A look up the Fraser River from the Peters First Nation, a small community outside Hope, B.C. APTN’s Kenneth Jackson started a series of stories that would run throughout 2017 on issues facing the community. Photo: Kenneth Jackson/APTN
February 23, 2017 – Oceti Sakowin Camp, North Dakota
Since the summer of 2016, thousands of people have travelled through the Oceti Sacowin Camp in North Dakota protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. At times there were violent clashes with local and state police and the National Guard. In the end, the pipeline was given the go-ahead in an Executive Order from U.S President Donald Trump. Photo: Dennis Ward/APTN
Nearing the eviction deadline of February 22, one more ceremony was held and one last March down highway 1806 – the site of previous clashes and hundreds of arrests. While goodbyes were being exchanged, people back at the camp were preparing for one last stand. A barricade was set up at the entrance and then set ablaze. A few dozen remained in the camp in the end. Police say nearly a dozen people were arrested. Photo: Dennis Ward/APTN
March 2017 – Fentanyl
In British Columbia, the opioid Fentanyl is already causing a health crisis on the streets of Vancouver, and in rural parts of the province. By March, the killer drug is making its way east starting with Alberta. By the end of 2017, it reached Mi’kmaq communities on the east coast.
March 24, 2017 – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Every year, dozens of dog teams from across the north converge on the Northwest Territories for the Canadian Championship Dog Derby. It’s a gruelling three day, 240 km race across Great Slave Lake. Photo: Charlotte Morritt Jacobs/APTN.
April 3, 2017 – Nishnawbe Aski Police Force – Ontario
On April 3, NAPS chief Terry Armstrong announces that Canada’s largest First Nations police force in Ontario will now be getting paid on the same level as the provincial force. First Nations police in the province aren’t considered essential services and they don’t receive the same resources, funding or standards as provincial police. But now, they will be getting equal pay for equal work. Photo: Willow Fiddler.
April 6, 2017 – North Battleford, Saskatchewan
After a two day preliminary hearing, a judge in North Battleford, Saskatchewan rules there is enough evidence to send Gerald Stanley, 54, to trial for shooting and killing 22-year old Colten Bouchie. Stanley is charged with second-degree murder in a case that has pitted First Nation communities against rural towns. Photo: Facebook
April 17, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario
13-year old Amy Jane Owen from the Poplar Hill First Nation had been sent to hospital seven times for suicidal ideation and self-harming in the six months before she died by suicide in an Ottawa group home. Four of those hospital visits happened within the first nine days of April at the Children Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Amy also told the hospital she tried to die by suicide in her group home bedroom in March. Somehow Amy was alone, again, in the bedroom of her group home when she died by suicide in the afternoon of April 17. Photo: Facebook.
May 5, 2017 – Montreal, Quebec
The Kwakiutl Nation on the west coast was put on display in downtown Montreal as part of the city’s 375th anniversary. A totem pole was erected as a tribute to the First Nation’s children who were taken away from their families and put into residential schools. Photo: Robbie Purdon/APTN.
May 7, 2017 – Thunder Bay, Ontario
Tammy Keeash, 17, from North Caribou Lake First Nation, also known as Weagamow Lake, was found in the reeds by the edge of a Thunder Bay floodway. Thunder Bay Police initially said no foul play was suspected. “I think something happened to her. Something more than what cops are telling me,” said Pearl Slipperjack, Tammy Keeash’s mother. Photo: Facebook.
May 8, 2017 – Kanehsatake Mohawk Territory, Quebec
Kanehsatake Mohawk Territory confronts what dozens of other municipalities in Quebec face, mass flooding that hasn’t been seen in generations. “We’re fighting the clock right now,” Grand Chief Serge Simon of the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake told APTN News. “We’re working like crazy here.” Photo: Tom Fennario/APTN
May 13, 2017 – Thunder Bay, Ontario
Thunder Bay Police rules that Tammy Keeash drowned in the reeds of a floodway. The family and the Nishnawbe Aski Community demanded investigators reopen the case. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTN
On the same day Thunder Bay Police rule that Tammy Keeash drowned, community members gather at the edge of the city’s floodway where she was discovered for a vigil. Photo: Willow Fiddler
May 17, 2017 – Montreal, Quebec
Chief Christine Zachary-Deom from the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory said she doesn’t get nervous when it comes to public speaking but it’s not every day she’s entrusted to speak Mohawk in front of the mayor, the premier of Quebec, the prime minister and hundreds of other dignitaries. “It was very difficult, one of the words was 13 syllables long,” she said. Zachary-Deom was speaking at a celebration to honour Montreal’s 375 anniversary that acknowledged the work of Indigenous Nations. Photo: Tom Fennario/APTN
May 17, 2017 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dancers walk to their places to kick off the 12th annual Manito Ahbee Powwow. Manito Ahbee is an Ojibway word meaning “where the Creator sits.” The powwow runs for three days.
May 19, 2017 – Thunder Bay, Ontario
Josiah Begg, 14, was in Thunder Bay for medical appointments. On May 6, the boy from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) went missing. His body was recovered by the Ontario Provincial Police in the McIntyre River.
June 7, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario
Canada’s Red Chamber got a lesson on how to “Indigenize” the Senate.” It came in the form of young people paying a visit to the Senate’s Aboriginal Affairs committee. They hope their input will perhaps become a legacy. Photo: Senate of Canada.
June 13, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario
Canada’s Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale tells media that the federal government will not involve itself in the policing issues in Thunder Bay. “This is within the purview of the province, and it’s not in the principal jurisdiction of the Government of Canada.” The call for federal help came from leaders within the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) who called for the RCMP to step in and take over investigation of Josiah Begg. Photo: Mark Blackburn/ APTN
June 21, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces that he is handing the keys to the former U.S. Embassy in Ottawa over to the Assembly of First Nation, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and the Metis National Council. The building, sits across from Parliament Hill. Some Algonquin leaders were asking why the building wasn’t handed to them given the land is on their territory. Photo: APTN
June 21, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario
After political pressure from First Nation, Metis and Inuit Members of Parliament, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces that the name Langevin woud be removed from the building that houses his working office across the street from Parliament Hill. Victor Louis Langevin is one of the architects of Indian residential schools. Photo: APTN
June 23, 2017 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Aboriginal Day Live at the Forks in Winnipeg. APTN put on shows in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Yellowknife and Vancouver. Photo: APTN
June 23, 2017 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Ossie Michelin’s iconic image of Amanda Polchies was voted the best photo in an exhibit at the Canadian Human Rights Museum. Michelin took the photo while working as a correspondent for APTN News and covering the fracking protests in New Brunswick.
July 2017 – Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Construction Site in Labrador
On a quiet evening in July, Labrador land protectors had gathered at what they call the ‘peace camp’ across the road from the main gate to Nalcor Energy’s construction site at Muskrat Falls. This has been the base for ongoing rallies against the controversial hydroelectric project. Brooklyn Wolfrey and her family stopped by to show support and the young Inuk girl drummed and sang in Inuktitut. Video: Trina Roache/APTN
July 2-9, 2017 – Treaty Six Territory, Alberta
Indigenous nations from around the globe travel to Treaty Six Territory for the World Indigenous Games.
July 4, 2017 – Thunder Bay, Ontario
Barbara Kentner dies at the age of 34. In January Kentner was walking down the street with her sister and was hit by a trailer hitch thrown from a car. Brayden Bushby was later charged with her death.
July 4, 2017 – Edmonton, Alberta
Alberta’s top court orders a new trial for Bradley Barton, above left, after, in 2015, a jury acquitted him of first-degree murder in the 2011 death of Cree mother Cindy Gladue, beside Barton on the right. Gladue’s sexual history was bantered around the courtroom without following a procedure to have that history introduced and she was frequently referred to as “the prostitute” and “the Native girl” by lawyers in the case. Gladue bled to death in Barton’s hotel bathroom from an extensive wound in her vagina. Photo: Court exhibit.
July 11, 2017 – Boston Flats, British Columbia
A photo of what is left of the community of Boston Flats, 90 km west of Kamloops after a wildfire. The community was evacuated and the interior of B.C. would fight fires for the rest of the summer. Photo: Tina House/APTN
July 11, 2017 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
The country is shocked when Marilyn Poitras, a Metis commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls resigns. “It is clear to me that I am unable to perform my duties as a Commissioner with the process designed in its current structure,” Poitras wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in her letter of resignation.
July 13, 2017 – London, Ontario
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) charge two police officers with the death of Debra Chrisjohn, 39, a member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames. According to the release from the SIU, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Const. Mark McKillop, and London Police Service (LPS) Const. Nicholas Doering are facing one charge each of criminal negligence causing death and failing to provide the necessities of life. The Crown would later drop the charges against McKillop. Photo: Facebook
July 15, 2017 – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Many expected to arrive at a rally in Halifax to see the statue of Edward Cornwallis taken down “Saddam Husein” style. But instead, the monument to the former governor of Nova Scotia was tarped. Cornwallis offered a bounty to anyone who brought him the scalps of Mi’kmaq women, children or men. Photo: Trina Roache/APTN
July 16-23, Toronto, Ontario
In July, Toronto hosted the North American Indigenous Games with athletes coming from every corner of Turtle Island coming to compete. Photo: APTN
July 19, 2017 – Kitigan Zibi, Quebec
Divers with Quebec’s provincial police arrive in the Algonquin community of Kitigan Zibi in Qué., two hours north of Ottawa, searching a tributary that runs through it for Maisy Ojdick, left, and Shannon Alexander, two girls who went missing nearly a decade ago. The police said they received a tip – but nothing was found.
July 20, 2017 – Kanehsatake Mohawk Territory
A land dispute between Mohawks and a neighbouring Québec town of Oka heated up again. If this sounds familiar that’s because Oka and Kanehsatake will forever be known for the events of 1990. And the long shadow of that summer hangs over the sacred pines. Photo: Robbie Purdon/APTN
July 27, 2017 – Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario
At least eight medical marijuana stores have opened on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory since the federal Liberals first started talking about legalizing it. But in the eyes of Canada and the band council, what these stores are doing is illegal but others, including a grower APTN has agreed to call Brian, to protect his identity says, “It’s none of Canada’s freaking business what we’re doing on sacred Mohawk territory, okay? We are a sovereign nation we don’t have to answer to Canada and we won’t.” Photo: Tom Fennario/APTN
August 8, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta
The City of Calgary was slammed for its lack of Indigenous consultation around the purchase of an art installation called the Bowfort Towers. The new piece of public art is supposed to be inspired by Blackfoot culture but it did not impress the Blackfoot community. “This really does look like burial platforms, said Blackfoot artist Adrian Stimson. “A lot of us are still shaking our heads thinking ‘is this the best thing to have as a welcoming into the city of Calgary?’” Photo: Tamara Pimentel/APTN
August 9, 2017 – Treaty 8 Territory
Dene Elder Francois Paulette from the Smith’s Landing First Nation, and other leaders across Treaty 8 are concerned about the downstream effects the Site C dam will have on the Peace-Athabasca Delta. “This one right now you would notice that the water is very low. in the normal year it would be higher than that,” said Paulette. For Paulette water is a way of life and he feels that livelihood is threatened by the by the Site C dam. Photo: Charlotte Morritt-Jacobs/APTN
August 9, 2017 – Iqaluit, Nunavut
In a territory where every community is a fly-in-community, the new airport in Iqaluit is a big deal for everyone in Nunavut. The $300 million project took two years to complete. Photo: Kent Driscoll/APTN
August 16, 2017 – Rama First Nation, Ontario
Anishinabek First Nations signed a “historic” education self-government agreement with Canada in Rama, north of Toronto. “Wake up. This is no longer a dream,” said Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee. It’s the largest self-government agreement signed between the federal government and First Nations based on the number of Nations involved. Photo: Francine Compton/APTN
August 25, 2017 – Fish farms in British Columbia
Hereditary Chief Ernest Alfred and supporters occupied the Swanson Island Fish Farm in British Columbia after a video was released showing deformed and diseased salmon in various fish farms from Campbell River to Alert Bay. The images were shot by hereditary Chiefs George Quocksister Jr. and Alfred with the help of the Sea Shepherd Conservation group. Indigenous communities have been fighting against fish farms for 30 years but the video has brought the issue to the forefront. Photo: Laurie Hamelin/APTN
September 6, 2017 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
As fires continued to burn throughout northern Manitoba – more people flooded into Winnipeg. At one point, more than 4,300 people from Wasagamack, St. Theresa Point and Garden Hill First Nations had to be flown out of their communities. Photo; Brittany Hobson/APTN
September 7, 2017 – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Hide tanning takes time and resources and not everyone can travel back to their home communities to reconnect. That’s why one Indigenous group is hosting an urban tannery camp in the heart of Yellowknife. Photo: Charlotte Morritt Jacobs
September 22, 2017 – Chilliwack, British Columbia
Racial profiling is being blamed for a horror story in the Chilliwack Hospital in British Columbia. Mary Stewart said that after being struck by a semi-truck in the early morning hours, she was allegedly kicked out of the hospital twice.
September 25, 2017 – Vancouver, British Columbia
Nearly 30,000 people packed into Vancouver’s downtown core for a reconciliation walk. ‘Walk For Reconciliation’ is a two-kilometre walk capping off British Columbia’s annual reconciliation week. It was the second time for this event – the first was back in 2013 that had 70, 000 participants. Photo: Laurie Hamelin/APTN
September 26, 2017 – Smithers, British Columbia
The Tears for Justice Walk that precedes the hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Smithers, B.C.
October 4, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario[metaslider id=82721]
Vigils are held across the country on October 6 to remember Indigenous women who have been murdered or who are missing. On Parliament Hill in Ottawa, there are speeches from families and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Photo: Todd Lamirande/APTN
October 5, 2017 – Secwepemc Territory, British Columbia
Hidden amongst the trees, off the side of the highway near Kamloops, activist Kanahus Manuel built a tiny house that has a big purpose – to block the expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline crossing the Secwepemc territory. “This is how important this is to us, that we want to leave a legacy that says that we did stand up to protect our land from massive encroachment and development from a dirty oil pipeline,” said Manuel. Photo: Laurie Hamelin/APTN
October 16, 2017 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
A Qulliq burns at the Winnipeg hearings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This is the third series of hearings the inquiry has held. Families are openly critical about how the inquiry is being run. And for the third straight hearing, families mainly complain about police and the apathy investigators show towards missing or murdered women. Photo: Kathleen Martens/APTN
October 17, 2017 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Commissioner Michele Audette answers questions at the hearings in Winnipeg. A member of the family advisory circle has resigned her position and commissioners are starting to talk about an extension to the current inquiry’s mandate. Photo: Kathleen Martens/APTN
October 24, 2017 – Lac La Biche, Alberta
APTN’s Kenneth Jackson writes his first story about Clayton Boucher. He’s a Metis man who was arrested and charged with drug possession. Later, in an effort to get out of jail after his girlfriend was killed in a car crash – Boucher pleaded guilty to the charges. According to emails written by the Crown, authorities, including his lawyer knew that the substance found in Boucher’s residence was not drugs. Photo: Facebook
October 30, 2016 – Membertou First Nation, Nova Scotia
It was an emotional day of testimony at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls in Membertou. The family of Loretta Saunders, an Inuk woman who was murdered in Halifax testified before the commissioners. Delilah, seen above, is also a member of the inquiry’s Family Advisory Circle. In December she would be fighting for her life in a Toronto hospital in need of a liver transplant.
November 3, 2017 – Whitehorse, Yukon
Friends speak out publicly about Charman Smith. The woman from the Carcross First Nation in the Yukon was caught in 2016 smuggling drugs out of Turkey. Her friends say she was duped. She is currently serving a nine-year sentence in a Turkish prison. In December, a legal advocate would start work on her behalf. Photo: Facebook
November 11, 2017 – Passchendaele, Belgium
Family and friends of soldiers who fought at Passchendaele visit the town in Belgium for the 100th anniversary of the battle that killed or wounded 15,654 Canadian solders. Among them, Cree soldier Alex Decoteau who was killed in the battle of Passchendaele in October 1917. Photo: Beverly Andrews/APTN)
November 15, 2015 – Keewaywin First Nation, Ontario
The community of Keewaywin in Ontario held a memorial for Kyle Morriseau. Morriseau, 17, is one of seven First Nation students from across northern Ontario who died while attending high school in Thunder Bay. An inquest into their deaths recommended that a memorial is held for each of the students.
November 15, 2015 – Keewaywin First Nation, Ontario
Tina Harper holds a picture of her daughter Robyn at the memorial for Kyle Morriseau. Like Morriseau, Robyn Harper, 18, died in Thunder Bay. A memorial for her will be held at a later date. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTN
November 17, 2017 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Already under pressure from families across the country for being ineffective, the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls also had to explain why its Winnipeg office seemed empty after APTN News dropped by. The inquiry said it kept its office location secret for security reasons. Photo: Kathleen Martens/APTN
November 18, 2017 – Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories
It was a historical day for the residents of two communities in the Northwest Territories when the 138 km all-weather Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk opened to the public. This ends the 50-year history of Canada’s longest winter ice road, a road that linked Tuk to the Dempster Hwy. – and to the rest of the country. Photo: Charlotte Morritt Jacobs/APTN
December 4, 2017 – Thunder Bay, Ontario
A ceremony starts the hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls hearings in Thunder Bay. A red jingle dress symbolizing the plight of missing and murdered Indigenous women will sit by the chairs set up for witness throughout the hearings. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTN
December 5, 2017 – Thunder Bay, Ontario
Diane Hardy, left, with friend Marilyn Nemetegesic. Hardy testified about her sister Doreen who was killed 51 years ago. She also made 500 red dress pins that she gave out to all who attended the inquiry in Thunder Bay. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTN
December 6, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario
Marion Buller, the chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls addressed the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly (AFNSCA) Buller gave an hour-long speech with few updates and then took questions from the chiefs and proxies in attendance.
A number of people addressed Buller and few were complimentary about how the inquiry was being run. Jocelyn Wabano Iahtail was one of the first at the microphone. “You give us our inquiry back,” she told Buller. “Without ceremony, it’s a gong show.” Photo: APTN
The harshest criticism came from Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Grand Chief Sheila North. “You’re probably a brilliant person but you’re not a brilliant commissioner,” North said. “I’m actually repulsed that you’re here, showing no emotion. We need to see you resign. We see a commission that’s falling apart. You need to go.” In the end, the AFNSCA voted 48-15 for Buller to resign.
December 12, 2017 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
David Serkoak pours over the exhibit Rights of Passage: Canada at 150 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. In 1949 the Ahiarmiut was one of the Inuit communities forced to move by the Canadian government.
They were relocated five times before finally settling in Eskimo Point, which is now known as Arviat. Serkoak was five-years-old when he had to move during the second relocation to Henik Lake in 1957. “The government had a tent for us with a bit of ration in each tent. When the food ran out then everyone started to wonder where they were going to get food for the next day for their families.” Photo: Brittany Hobson/APTN
December 19, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario
Aboriginal Team Ontario holds tryouts for its hockey team on Parliament Hill where a hockey rink was built at a cost of $5.7 million. The rink will be donated to a community at the end of January. Photo: Jason Leroux
December 19, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario
Delilah Saunder, advocate for Indigenous rights and member of the national MMIWG inquiry’s family advisory circle was rushed to an Ottawa hospital in critical condition with acute liver failure. She was then transferred to Toronto. Her family said the emergency was caused by a combination of using acetaminophen to deal with wisdom tooth pain and drinking alcohol. Consuming alcohol within six months of needing a new liver eliminated her from a possible transplant under protocols of the Trillium Gift of Life Network, which regulates organ donation in Ontario. Saunders has since been released from the hospital after recovering. Saunder sister Loretta was murdered in 2014.
December 21, 2017 – Vancouver, B.C
A B.C court sided with two fish farm companies and granted them an injunction against protestors Karissa Glendale and Molina Dawson who are trying to stop operations. The activists say there is proof that the farms are affecting wild salmon and ecology. Photo: Laurie Hamelin/APTN