Treaty 8 brings Site C battle to UN

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Treaty 8 First Nations have taken the Site C fight all the way to the United Nations.

Treaty 8 Tribal Chief Liz Logan recently had a meeting with Special Rapporteur James Anaya during the tenth session of the United Nations permanent form on Indigenous Issues.

Logan says she is disappointed that the Province is supporting B.C. Hydro in its bid to build the dam.

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Since Canada has endorsed the UN’s Declaration on Rights of Indigenous People, Logan says the UN can intervene with the Province and the federal government on behalf of Treaty 8.

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The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues was set up to deal with economic and social development, culture, the environment and other rights for indigenous peoples. The forum provides an outlet for indigenous peoples to voice their concerns.

Treaty 8 is currently touring southern B.C., discussing what they see as the threats the Site C dam poses.

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