Contested SpacesMuir Creek, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The T’Sou-ke First Nation traditionally used the Muir Creek area as a ceremonial site for winter ceremonies and for fish smoking. The creek mouth also provided a safe harbour from the Juan de Fuca Strait. Now it is contested space, where local people battle logging companies over ownership and future uses. Globally, indigenous lands are being lost continuously to industrial scale developments. This relentless encroachment not only displaces indigenous people, it also compromises, and in many cases puts an end to, traditional ways of life that could guide our reengagement with the natural world.