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With the Chief among Gas Wells

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Northeastern British Columbia has experienced a boom in gas extraction in the last few years and the territory is fragmented by wells, waste water ponds and pipelines. “I came up here with my son in search of berries but now I cry every time I see all this”, says Chief Roland Willson.

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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 (MAP) 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