Media Advisory - Indigenous Leaders, Legal Experts Opposing Site C Hold Press Conference on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, Sept. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - Indigenous leadership, community members and allies of Treaty 8 territory of northeast British Columbia will converge on Parliament Hill on Tuesday to voice their staunch opposition to the Site C hydroelectric dam project, which the Trudeau government issued construction permits without adequate protection of Treaty rights. This press conference will fall on the ninth anniversary of the adoption of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and marks one day after the Federal Court of Appeal hearing into the Prophet River and West Moberly First Nations legal challenge to the Site C dam.

When: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 11:00am EST

Where: Charles Lynch Press Room, Room S-130, Centre Block, Parliament Hill

Speakers:

  • Chief Roland Willson, West Moberly First Nations
  • Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson, Assembly of First Nations British Columbia
  • Helen Knott, spokesperson for Treaty 8 Justice for the Peace Caravan
  • Alisun Rana, Rana Law

 

SOURCE Assembly of First Nations

For further information: For media requests or background: Jenn Jefferys, Communications Officer, Assembly of First Nations, +1 613-222-9656, jjefferys@nwac.ca; Jacob Kuehn, Media and External Communications Officer, Amnesty International Canada, +1 613-853-2142, jkuehn@amnesty.ca


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