You’re on an island, so you’re all friends.” This quotation from Haida Gwaii resident Bob Crooks, in an article by Jack Knox in the November 9 Times-Colonist, captures the spirit of united community that underlies Dogwood Initiative’s mission. This spirit, and the co-operation emerging among different communities on the Haida Gwaii, is also evidence that it is possible for local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities to join together and create a joint vision of the future, one that is not dominated by remote-control industrial resource extraction. This spirit is the reason the Times-Colonist says “Locals have more faith in the Haida than they do in big forest companies.” The full article appears in the News Stories section of the website on November 9, 2003, and is indexed by Community and First Nations. I encourage visitors to read it.