In late 1800 and early 1900, after original settlers failed in the western land, the vast amounts of trees presented a large market for logging
The blockade lead to the federal and provincial governments introducing the South Moresby Memorandum of Understanding. This created the South Moresby agreement in 1988 that would enact a national park in the South Moresby area.
The Haida were frustrated by years of fruitless talks. They decided to block 2 logging routes that were very important to the company.
Taking a Stance
The Gwaii Haanas agreement was signed, officially creating Gwaii Haanas National park and Haida Heritage Site. Which were equally represented by the Federal government and the Council of the Haida Nation.
In 1999, Logging company MacMillan Bloedel was bought by global logging powerhouse Weyerhaeuser.
Weyerhaeuser was to sell TFL 39 to Brascan. Brascan would increase logging on the islands and did not consult CHN. This Lead to blockage and seizure of Weyerhaeuser timber. Brascan eventually pulled out.
Gwaii SGannawaay Siigaa Iijaa
The Haida were granted 120,000m of community forest In 2006 and 2007. The island was subjected to a Timber Supply review and Timber Opportunity analysis. In 2007, the Strategic Land Use Agreement was signed by the CHN and provincial government. This outlines how island will be used in years to come
Government to Government Era
The Reconciliation Protocol
Redefines relationship between CHN and provincial government. Lets the CHN have more control of their land. Gives them money to buy the land.