CBC's The Early Edition presents Tsuk Ekanam: Water Stories in First Nations Communities

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A relationship with water is something that is quite common to British Columbians. But rarely is the connection with water as strong as with the First Nations culture. Beginning April 29th, tune in to CBC Radio One's The Early Edition for a week long special series: Tsuk Ekanam: Water Stories in First Nations Communities. These stories are produced by UBC journalism students participating in CBC's Duncan McCue's Reporting in Indigenous Communities class, where students are taught First Nations' ethics, histories and politics.

Monday, April 29 - Lost Lake 
It's now some of the most productive farmland in the Fraser Valley, but the Sumas First Nation is seeking compensation for what was lost when Sumas Lake was drained in the 1920s.

Tuesday, April 30 - Canoe Family
Why three generations of one Squamish Nation family are struggling to preserve the proud tradition of canoe-racing and canoe-carving. 

Wednesday, May 1 - Eco-Partners
In the battle to protect Burrard Inlet from pollution and pipelines, the Tseil-Waututh Nation and environmental groups present a united front. But who sets the agenda?

Thursday, May 2 - Polluted Spirits
With creeks and lakes crucial to spirit dancing initiations threatened by development and pollution, Sto:lo spiritual leaders speak out about dangers to sacred sites in the Fraser Valley.

For more information on this series and Duncan McCue's Reporting in Indigenous Communities program at UBC please go to the Indigenous Reporting website. Listeners in Metro Vancouver can tune in to the The Early Edition with host Rick Cluff from 5:30am - 8:30am on CBC Radio One at 88.1 FM/690 AM.

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