2016, 2.5 mins
““Our roots go deep within these waters, deep within these territories How deep do your roots go?” Musgamagw Dzawada’enuwx hereditary chief Mike Willie
Confrontations between the salmon feedlot industry and indigenous communities continue to escalate. On August 23rd, the Yaakswiis warriors were arrested in Ahousaht, near Tofino, preventing the transfer of diseased smolts into a net pen. Their elected leadership has signed off on farms yet the community is growing in it’s resistance to the feedlots that kill their wild salmon.
On the other side of Vancouver Island there has been escalating tactics by the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuwx. In the past two weeks they’ve boarded several farms; documented infractions, served eviction notices and performed a cleansing ceremony. Their Nation is home to 1/3rd of the fish farm industry in so.called BC. They have never signed a treaty and have never given consent for the feedlots on their territory and waters.
Follow the updates of the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuwx – www.cleansingourwaters.com
Follow the Yaakswiis warriors at AncestralPride.org
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