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Wade Davis: The Sacred Headwaters


Wade Davis, World Wildlife Photographer on The Sacred Headwaters

March 7, 2012
7:00pm – 8:30pm

$15 per person


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In a rugged knot of mountains in northern British Columbia lies a spectacular valley known to the First Nations as the Sacred Headwaters. There, three of Canada’s most important Salmon rivers – the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass – are born in remarkably close proximity. Now the Sacred Headwaters has been opened to industrial development.

In The Sacred Headwaters, a collection of photographs by Carr Clifton and members of the International League of Conservation Photographers—including Claudio Contreras, Paul Colangelo, and Wade Davis—portray the splendour of the region.

Wade Davis speaks about the country’s extraordinary cultural heritage, describes the region’s beauty, the threats to it, and the response of native groups and other inhabitants. The inescapable message is that no amount of methane gas can compensate for the sacrifice of a place that could be the Sacred Headwaters of all Canadians and indeed of all peoples of the world.  A renowned ethnographer, writer, photographer and filmmaker, Wade Davis is launching his newest book, The Sacred Headwaters – a visual feast and plea to save an extraordinary region in North America. A native of BC, Davis is a licensed river guide, has worked as a park ranger and forestry engineer, and conducted ethnographic fieldwork among several indigenous societies. His photographs have been featured in exhibits and have been widely published.


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