However, nanotechnology may also present unintended health risks or changes to the environment. It is presumed that some of these chemicals may present new, unexpected challenges to human health, and their safety should be evaluated prior to release. These cross-cutting issues are not yet understood well enough to inform the development of systems for measuring and tracking their impact.
John Harvey The 'Namgis name is derived from a mythical sea creature that takes the form of a halibut and whose name translates into "halibut at the bottom. It is located in the burial grounds at 'Yalis. Burial Grounds 'Namgis First Nation. Fishing was the mainstay of the 'Yalis community throughout the early s.
In addition to salmon and halibut, roe herring, rockfish, crab, urchin, geoduck, prawns and clams were harvested. For thousands of years the 'Namgis have harvested over 50 different marine resources that together provide a healthy diet from the sea.
As well, marine resources were traded first with other indigenous communities, and later with non First Nation interests" Fisheries 'Namgis First Nation. The imposition of European economic systems on indigenous communities created terrible hardship.
The residential school in 'Yalis is a symbol of colonial oppression to the Kwakwaka'wakw and other First Nations people who were confined here left. Speaking Kwak'wala was prohibited and Christian values were imposed under military style conditions.
The forced removal of children from their homes and communities and other assimilationist government policies contributed to the decline in health of the Kwakwaka'wakw population which hit an all time low of about 1, people in the s. Today the negative repercussions of the residential school system are still being felt in First Nations communities.
As the building is not maintained, it is deteriorating and collapsing along with its despised institutional identity. Halibut Pole by Stephen Bruce.Paul Kingsnorth is a writer and poet living in Cumbria, England. He is the author of several books, including the poetry collection Kidland and his fictional debut The Wake, winner of the Gordon Burn Prize and the Bookseller Book of the Year Award.
Kingsnorth is the cofounder and director of the Dark Mountain Project, a network of writers, artists, and thinkers. Environmental Ethics. The field of environmental ethics concerns human beings’ ethical relationship with the natural environment.
While numerous philosophers have written on this topic throughout history, environmental ethics only developed into a specific philosophical discipline in the s. This emergence was no doubt due to the increasing awareness in the s of the effects that. Sep 25, · Poor environmental quality has its greatest impact on people whose health status is already at risk.
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