Logging workers protest company
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Loggers in British Columbia have joined with a First Nation to prevent their company from destroying forest lands on Queen Charlotte Islands.

The Weyerhaeuser workers threatened a one-day walkout to show their support for the Haida Gwaai First Nation. The company instead gave the employees the day off on Monday after Haida chief Guujaaw suggested a traditional salmon feast be held.

The Haida Gwaai/Queen Charlotte Island Forest Workers wants to develop a long-range logging plan to prevent destruction of the forest.

The First Nation is seeking more control over assets on the island per a court decision which requires the band to be consulted. Guujaaw filed a lawsuit for off-shore mineral resources.

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Forest workers sympathize with Haida (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 6/6)

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