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Shannon Defending the Skeena River

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The alliance between “white” people and First Nations to defend the Skeena River is something real, it’s not a promise that can be broken. Shannon McPhail of the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition works with residents: “Together we can protect the river that is our economy, our nature, our traditional food”. And if gas pipelines go through, all salmon and fish is at risk.

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About the Project:

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