Stop Site C Fundraiser Goes Tonight
Prince George, B.C. – A fundraiser benefitting the Treaty 8 First Nations’ legal challenge against B.C. Hydro’s Site C dam project is being held in Prince George tonight.
The event is hosted by the Sea to Sands Conservation Alliance, a community organization formed to inform the public and oppose the Northern Gateway Enbridge Pipeline. Since that project was stopped Sea to Sands has turned its attention to other industrial projects in the region, their impacts on communities, the land rights of First Nations, and ecosystems.
The fundraiser is to support opposition to what the Alliance calls the flawed logic and process of the Site C Dam on Treaty 8 lands near Fort St. John. The money raised will go toward legal expenses incurred by the Prophet River and West Moberly First Nations in their court battle and for potential future legal fees in the event of an appeal.
The fundraiser will feature a talk by Rocky Mountain Fort Camp founder and activist scholar Helen Knott, the local Lheidli T’enneh Khast’an Drummers, and musical performances by Amy Blanding & Saltwater Hank and Samson’s Delilah.
Helen Knott, a Fort St. John resident, is of Dane Zaa, Nehiyaw and European descent. She is a writer, poet, mother, and Masters student in First Nations studies who is involved with land defence work regarding Site C dam through the Treaty 8 Caravan.
Tonight’s Site C fundraiser runs from 6 to 9 pm at the Prince George Native Friendship Centre on Third Avenue and, along with the entertainment, includes a silent auction and a 50/50 draw. Admission is through minimum donation of $15, however no one will be turned away.