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The New Pathways to Gold Society supports economic development through heritage tourism, First Nations reconciliation, community projects and heritage events in the historic Bakerville to Hope and Gold Rush Trails regions of British Columbia.

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"Battle of the Birds" takes flight at Talking Stick Festival in February

The "Battle of the Birds" will take flight in February at the Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver. This ground-breaking community engagement theatre creation led by of Kevin Loring and his Savage Society theatre troupe is based on a traditional Nlakap'amux story. The production features an award-winning cast and is full of songs derived from collaborations with professional artists working with community members.

Part of the Songs of the Land project, the production is based on one of the dozens of stories captured at the turn of the last century on wax cylinders by renowned anthropologist James Teit. Savage Society and the New Pathways to Gold Society have been collaborating since 2013 to bring these stories to contemporary audiences as part of the "Songs of the Land" project. 

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Explore the two regions and over 30 communities of BC’s historic Gold Rush and Spirit Trails country. Experience First Nations, Multicultural and Gold Rush heritage in the cradle of modern British Columbia. Walk in the footsteps of indigenous peoples, explorers, fur traders and gold-seekers along the New Pathways to Gold Heritage Trails network or stop at one of the many historic sites. Because it's not about a dead past... it's living history.

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