Site C

5 days before the election in BC.  Will there be a new Premier at the helm?  After 16 years of the Liberals in power we certainly need a new direction, a new Premier, one who will truly care about the people and the richness of the lands and waters we have.

Note to Reader: I made this presentation on February 9th 2017 at a forum that was hosted by UVIC, Amnesty International, Sierra Club BC, Council of Canadian, Kairos BC. It was a 20 minute presentation so this article is a bit long.

Introduction

First Nations people have been celebrating who we are and our culture since time immemorial. When the Federal government banned the potlatch and ceremonies from 1884-1951, our culture had to go underground but was still practiced when possible.

Billions of dollars have been invested and thousands of jobs in BC have been created through the development, construction and operations of Clean Energy Projects(CEP).

On Tuesday, the 6th day of January, 2015, the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation issued a press release entitled “BC Clean Energy funding tops $5.8 mill

First Nations rights may thwart Site C

May 20, 2014

The issues that swirl around B.C.’s biggest-ever megaproject aren’t going away: jobs and a secure, “clean” energy supply versus environmental damage and ignoring some First Nations rights.

Chief worries about future of fishing grounds, Site C panel hears

January 14, 2014

First Nations in the Peace River region of British Columbia are hemmed in by resource developments, which have dramatically eroded their traditional fishing grounds, the Joint Review Panel studying the Site C dam proposal has been told.

First Nations ready to set up blockades if Site C dam approved

January 8, 2014

First Nations in northeastern B.C. repeated a familiar story to the Site C Joint Review Panel on Tuesday, saying they are being backed into a corner, and warning that they are ready to set up blockades if the hydroelectric dam is approved.

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