Treaties signed with the Crown are not respected, that’s why Blueberry First Nation is suing the Province and the Federal Government for “accumulative impact” of resource extraction. This is the first time ever that such a case arrives to be discussed in court.
With already two dams and thousands of gas wells, the territory around the West Moberly Lake is no longer available for traditional activities: First Nations can no longer practice their culture and are living in a new form of segregation.
Christine Jack of the St’at’imc Nation maintains a checkpoint 50 kilometres into the Yalakom Valley near Lilloet BC, effectively shutting down logging operations from that point and patrols the kilometers before the camp as well as nearby valleys.
Poul and Esther Pedersen have their fields and their horses right in front of the construction site of the dam and they remember when an helicopter took off from their land to take Chiefs and activists to the occupation camp on the other slope of the Peace River. But that camp had to be removed.
Every Summer since more than 10 years people gather on the Peace River for the Paddle for the Peace: settlers and First Nations, farmers and native people are fighting together to protect 83 km of valley.
Peter McCartney of the Wilderness Committee in Vancouver gives an overview of the proposed developments planned in northern British Columbia, from the fracking wells in Fort St. John to the gas refrigeration plants on the coast, from the Site C dam to the pipeline network.
Exploring the fragile dynamic between settler activists and indigenous land/water defenders, the film “The Caretakers” articulates the effects of colonization on the environment and Indigenous peoples
A documentary short about the life and purpose of Unist’ot’en Camp, shot in the dead of winter in so called British Columbia, Canada.
Prolific the Rapper offers up this timely and un-authorized remix of A Tribe Called Red’s “Halluci-Nation” as a call for support for people fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline.