In 2005 the residents of Haida Gwaii decided that the bigger corporations were no longer going to exploit the cedar from their land.
Cedar is a big part of life in the Queen Charlotte Islands and the excessive removal of cedar trees is said to cause irreparable damage to the streams salmon use. This would put a big dent in their economy as salmon fishing is a huge part of it.
A collection of British Columbians (containing residents of Haida Gwaii and non-residents) came together to block loggers from cutting down cedar trees any further.
This is Lisa White. Her family are renowned for being cedar artists and her business is derived off that fact.
Lisa attended numerous protests (the St'aala Kun protest in particular) to try and reduce the annual logging numbers if cedar trees.
Lisa is one of many Haida people who will be severely affected if the attack on cedar trees continues in British Columbia.
This is Miles Richardson. Miles is on the Haida Council and is protesting on the front lines.
Miles is fighting to make loggers realize how important these trees are and how unfair it is that they exploit the trees like this.
He says that they need to respect the aspirations of the Haida nation and to understand that these are their homelands.
"We've been here for thousands of years, we intend to be here for thousands more." Miles says in a CBC interview.