The Beauty of the Land -- Peace River Gallery
“When you see the land, you see beauty.”
- Saulteau elder Della Owens.
The Peace River Valley in north-eastern British Columbia is a well-spring of culture and tradition for the Denee-Zah, Cree, and Metis peoples. It’s a place where people can still hunt, fish, gather plant medicines, and take their children to learn about their history. And this respect for the land is shared by the many non-Indigenous families who have lived and farmed the valley for many generations.
If BC Hydro has its way, this will all be lost.
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The Site C dam would flood more than 80 km of the Peace River Valley. The area affected is one of the few remaining areas in region not already heavily impacted by intensive resource development. Despite legal challenges brought by the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations, whose Treaty rights would be violated by the dam, BC Hydro has already begun clearing the land.
These pictures taken in November 2015 show forest land already being cleared for the construction of the Site C dam
Video: RAVEN - Join Treaty 8 Nations and say “No Dam Way!” to Site C
Join Treaty 8 Nations and say “No Dam Way!” to Site C - The Site-C Dam is the most expensive and largest industrial project ever planned for BC. Experts say we don’t need it. Landowners say they don’t want it. And First Nations say they don’t consent to it.