Media advisory - Press Conference: First Nations Leaders to Call on Federal Government to Stop Site C Dam Project in Treaty 8 Territory in British Columbia

GATINEAU, QC, Dec. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will join First Nations Chiefs from Treaty 8 First Nations, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs and AFN BC Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson at a press conference on Thursday, December 10 to call on the federal government to review the previous government's decision to approve the controversial Site C Dam, which would be devastating to First Nations' lands and violate First Nations' rights, and to stop the project.



12:15 p.m. (ET) Thursday, December10


Julien Room, Hilton Lac-Leamy, 3 boulevard du Casino
Gatineau, Quebec


Chief Roland Wilson, West Moberly First Nations
Chief Lynette Tsakoza, Prophet River First Nation
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, UBCIC
AFN BC Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson
AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde


The proposed Site C Dam would flood almost 23,000 hectares of land along 107 kilometres of the Peace River, Moberly River, Halfway River and their tributaries. A delegation of Chiefs from British Columbia is in Ottawa this week to press for meetings with key Cabinet ministers and the Prime Minister to call on the federal government to intervene to stop the proposed Site C Dam. The press conference follows an address by members of the delegation to Chiefs and First Nations citizens from across the country at the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly in Gatineau at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 10.


SOURCE Prophet River First Nation

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