These past two weeks have been insane. We have camped in -25 Celsius weather and have stood by a fire outside for hours on end in this weather too! We at the Rocky Mountain Fort in BC believe in taking a stand for what you believe in and I put a call out for a show of solidarity using the hastags #keepthepeace and #nositec and the response has been amazing. We want that to continue to grow.
The Peace Valley is a Northern gem, it is prime agricultural land, it is a migratory corridor, it holds medicines and berries, it has sacred burial sites in it…..and wild onions. It is a part of Treaty 8 Territory and loved by Indigenous and Non-Indigenous alike and we do not ,and have not, wanted the Site C Hydro Dam flooding the Valley. There are already TWO dams on the Peace River. The river that was named that because the Dane Zaa and Cree made peace along that river.
We had just finished talking about the Tse Keh Dene who were literally flooded out of their homes when the first dam was put in to place. There is a real cause for it to be called the River of Tears.
We made a call for solidarity in the form of signs, and we are continuing that call! Tweet, instagram, FB post your pic of solidarity with the hastag #keepthepeace and #nositec.
We have gotten pictures from the likes of the amazing Cindy Blackstock, to peeps who work for Amnesty International, to children who need to be listened to! We have pictures from all across Canada and places from the US, Australia, the Philippines, and even from Sami people in Finland! This is what solidarity looks like and WE ARE GRATEFUL.
Hiy Hiy, Wuujo Asonalah