Queen Charlotte Islands

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Queen Char·lotte Islands

An archipelago off the western coast of British Columbia, Canada, south of the Alexander Archipelago. It is separated from Vancouver Island to the southeast by Queen Charlotte Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean.

Queen Charlotte Islands

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(Placename) a group of about 150 islands off the W coast of Canada: part of British Columbia. Pop: about 6000 (latest est). Area: 9596 sq km (3705 sq miles)

Queen′ Char′lotte Is′lands

a group of islands in British Columbia off the W coast of Canada. 4500; 3970 sq. mi. (10,280 sq. km).
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Whether we're talking about iconic animals like polar bears or obscure creatures like the uniquely Canadian Haida Gwai slug, the hundreds of species at risk in Canada are an integral part of this country's--and the world's--biodiversity.
We cannot speak of peace and nonviolence regarding Native Peoples unless we include their current struggles, of which at least five are good examples of nonviolent tactics: the Cree of Lake Lubicon in Alberta, the Algonquins of Barrier Lake in Quebec, the Innuat of Labrador/Quebec, the James Bay Cree, and the Haida Gwai of the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia.
The Haida Gwai campaign took place from November 1985 to January 1986.