Parks Canada is improving its local knowledge of the wolf populations and the elements that could lead to conflict with humans. The five-year research project Wild About Wolves hopes to further enhance the coexistence between people and wolves by educating visitors about the wolf species and the value of sharing space.
Parks Canada teamed with Nuu-chah-nulth nations to help progress their research because Indigenous people have coexisted with wolves for thousands of years. For Huu-ay-aht and other
Nuu-chah-nulth nations, the wolf is sacred.
For Huu-ay-aht First Nations, the wolf represents the spirit of unity, loyalty, and family. It is a spirit guide, a leader of ceremonies and events.
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