Help Treaty 8 Nations stop 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 Indigenous Peoples say they don’t consent to it. Do you?

Site-C dam will cost $9 billion and flood one of the most productive farming regions in the country, all without ever seriously looking at less harmful energy alternatives.

 

If the Site-C dam is built, the treaty Indigenous Peoples entered into with Canada will not be worth the paper it’s written on. That’s why West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations are going to court over the Site C Dam project:  it infringes on their cultural and spiritual rights to visit sacred sites, gather traditional medicines, and to hunt & fish.

We’re fundraising and holding events across Canada to stop the Site C Dam. Let’s stand with First Nations and send a powerful message to Ottawa. Click here to donate directly to the Treaty 8 legal fund.

Following the very successful Paddle for the Peace, members of Treaty 8 First Nations are embarking on a very significant and historic journey.

They are travelling 4,432km from the banks of the Peace River Valley to Montreal to make sure the voices of the Peace River Valley are heard in the Federal Court of Appeal.

The cross-country caravan will stop in communities along the way, sharing stories, connecting struggles, and building support for the just resolution of the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations’ case against the Site-C dam.

 

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RAVEN will be sharing stories and testimony from Indigenous Peoples and their allies along the way. Follow our Facebook page to hear, and share, these powerful voices. 

We are  collecting Aeroplan reward miles to cover travel & accommodation expenses: donate yours here: https://beyondmiles.aeroplan.com/eng/charity/283

 Once the caravan is underway September 2nd, you can contribute in three ways: 

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Donate directly to the Treaty 8 legal fund. Contributions are tax deductible. 

 

fundraisebuttonFundraise online: Set up a profile and fundraising goal, then ask your friends and family to donate to your page.

 

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KATE SHIPPAM
Raised $1560
from 25 donors

LYNN CHAPMAN
Raised $2495
from 53 donors

CALEB BEHN
Raised $5975
from 56 donors

 

 

We’re looking to raise $100k and send a clear message — Indigenous Rights matter, and the world is watching.

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Peace Valley Kick-off Ceremony September 5th

Edmonton September 6

Saskatoon September 7th

Winnipeg September 8th

Thunder Bay September 9th

Sault Ste. Marie September 10th

Ottawa September 11th

>Press Conference and Meetings with Leadership/

Montreal September 12th

>Rally outside Federal Court/

Ottawa September 13th

>Public Forum, Anniversary of United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples/

Who are we?

RAVEN Trust, together with allied organizations, unions, and community groups share a goal to stop Site-C.  RAVEN’s mission is to raise legal defence funds to assist First Nations who enforce their rights and title to protect their traditional territories. Donations to RAVEN go directly to fund access to justice for First Nations and are tax deductible. 

 

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