The Sacred Headwaters is the name given by the first nations to a rugged string of mountains in northern British Columbia. In this location, three of the province’s most important rivers – the Stikine, the Skeena and the Nass – are all born. Crucial to the salmon population, the rivers play a central role in first nations culture and history.
The area is currently being considered for development. The risks and potential consequences of that development are the subject of a new book by National Geographic Society explorer-in-residence Wade Davis.
An anthropologist by training, Davis hardly fits the bill of the stereotypical buttoned-down, tongue-tied scientist. In fact, his thrilling anecdotes and great storytelling are reason enough alone to see the presentation.