“I will get it past the point of no return.” - BC Premier Christy Clark on the Site C dam
Efforts to defend the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Peace Valley of British Columbia took a worrying turn today.
A BC Court has ordered a group called the Treaty 8 Stewards of the Land to leave their culture camp at an historic site on the Peace River.
Since January 1 of this year, the culture camp has been the only thing standing in the way of BC Hydro’s plans to log the valley floor in preparation of construction of the Site C dam.
It’s expected that BC Hydro will now move quickly to clear cut large areas of old growth and other unique forest habitat of critical importance to the cultures and way of life of Indigenous peoples of Indigenous peoples in the region.