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Kitimat: Nature and Industry

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The marvel of nature and industry in Kitimat is something the mayor would like to believe in at all costs: the town with the aluminum smelter has approved the lng industries to come to town, but still wants to be known for its landscapes and outdoor activities.

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Following the route of the proposed gas pipelines from northeastern British Columbia to the Pacific coast, along almost 1000 km from the Peace River Valley to Lelu Island, First Nations and settlers are opposing new developments and are finding new ways to fight for the land and the future. Opposition forms are different and change according to the local situation, but in every camp, in every group, in every occupation of the land, there is one common understanding: respect for nature and aboriginal rights, in search of a sustainable future. In 2016 we spent 4 months along this “corridor of resistance” and found a lot of inspiration.

by Paola Rosà and Antonio Senter