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Treaty 8 First Nations bring speaking tour to Nelson

By Contributor
May 12th, 2011

The Treaty 8 First Nations, the Wilderness Committee and the Peace Valley Environment Association are embarking on a province wide speaking tour to take about the threats to the beautiful and the ecologically important Peace River Valley — and they are coming to Nelson on May 12 at the Nelson United Church (7 p.m.).

Nestled in the Northeast corner of British Columbia, the Peace River Valley is home to Treaty 8 First Nations’ hunting, fishing, and trapping grounds, fertile agricultural lands and farms, old growth boreal forests, and is one of the most important wildlife corridors in the Yellowstone to Yukon migration corridor chain. But the beautiful Peace River Valley is under threat.

On May 12, come learn about the consequences of the $6-billion Site C Mega Dam project and hear first hand from people most directly impacted by the project.

If you care about climate change, food security, indigenous rights and wilderness areas or are curious about energy demands in the province, this is a must attend event. 

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