On September 12, the Federal Court of Appeal in Montreal will hear the latest legal challenge to the massive Site C hydroelectric dam already under construction on Treaty 8 territory in northeast British Columbia.
First Nations community members from Treaty 8 set out on Monday to travel by bus across Canada to focus attention of the importance of this case to the rights of all treaty First Nations and to highlight Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promised new relationship with First Nations.
Northern Public Affairs is proud to be a co-sponsor of the final stop on the Justice for the Peace Caravan tour in Ottawa on September 13, celebrating the anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The event will feature a rally and press conference with West Moberly First Nations Chief Roland Willson and a live webinar on “Keeping the promise: Treaty rights, the UN Declaration, and the Site C dam,” featuring presentations from West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations’ legal representatives and experts on the UN Declaration and treaty rights in Canada, followed by a community feast. The panel presentations will be made available through Northern Public Affairs following the event.