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Vancouver Island is quite large: just over thirteen thousand square miles (bigger than Belgium or Maryland and Delaware; three or four times the size of Cyprus or Puerto Rico). A range of mountains runs up the center of the island and divides the stormier and wetter west from the drier and milder east. Clayoquot Sound is a large bay, about a third of the way up the west coast. Victoria, the provincial capital, is about a four-hour drive to the southeast. ) The total population of the island is more than seven hundred thousand, but fewer than five thousand live in and around Clayoquot Sound.
14. Of course, there is no guarantee that the movement will continue in the same direction. The new Liberal government of British Columbia, elected on May 16, 2001, is thought to be unsympathetic to the claims of First Nations. ) The BC Liberals (no relation to the federal party of the same name) won a huge victory in the election, taking 56 percent of the popular vote and all but two seats in the legislature. ) The BC Liberals, like the federal Alliance (a right-wing party that has, for the moment, displaced the Conservatives as the official opposition in Ottawa) opposed the only treaty recently negotiated with BC Natives, that with Nisga’a people in northwestern British Columbia.
This caution turned to suspicion when local environmentalists were unable get the Tofino village council to support the Nuu-chah-nulth’s application for a tourist resort. As they attempted to gain more self-sufficiency and continue their legal struggles, the Nuu-chah-nulth not only received little support, they were prevented from participating in the emerging tourist economy by the very people who were benefiting from the Nuu-chah-nulth’s efforts to protect Meares Island. The acrimony that accompanied the boycott made it clear that, although there was considerable support for Native rights among the non-Native population of Tofino, this support did not extend to a majority of the local electorate.
A Political Space: Reading the Global through Clayoquot Sound by Warren Magnusson, Karena Shaw