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Frequently Asked Questions


Is there a cost for the programs?

Please refer to information under “What we do” to find what costs may be associated with participating with each program. Program costs help BEIF offset the costs of running programs.

Is the author and founder of the Blue Ecology Theory Indigenous?

Yes, Michael Blackstock is a member of the House of Geel, Fireweed Clan, Gitxsan Nation. His Gitxsan name is Ama Goodim Gyet. He also holds an “Indian Status Card” through the Gitanmaax Indian Band.

Is Blue Ecology a registered non-profit?

Yes, the Blue Ecology Institute Foundation is a Registered Charity in Canada, CRA Registration 798113866RR0001. We are also registered with Canada Helps to accept donations on our behalf and issue tax receipts.

Did an Indigenous artist design the brand assets?

Yes, our logo and icons were designed by Jason Taylor of Brandigenous on Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Territory in West Vancouver.

What is the organizational structure and governance model?

The Blue Ecology Institute Foundation (BEIF) is a BC registered Society and a federally registered charity in Canada. The organization is governed by a board of directors. We have policies in place to guide our directors.

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