St’at’imc re-occupation aims to stop logging, call for support

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Christine Jack, on right, at Junction Creek, Xwisten Territory in the St’at’imc nation, March 16, 2015.

From Voice of the Voiceless, Junction Creek (Xwisten Territory, St’at’imc Nation), April 13, 2015

URGENT!!!
We have heard that Aspen Planers is going to start logging at Lac Le Mer, very near the camp, this week! We think they will be trying to start at Junction Creek too. Christine Jack who has been living at the camp is requesting support. We need more people up there ASAP!!!!

Voices of the Voiceless camp is an Indigenous re-occupation of Junction Creek area in Xwisten territory, St’at’imc Nation. This camp was set up on March 16th under the direction of Xwisten elders to stop the logging by Aspen Planers. The site of the VoV Camp is just below a heritage site that has huge cultural significance to Xwisten people. Junction Creek summer village has been a traditional meeting place where people come to hunt, gather and process food. The Xwisten people continue to access and use Junction Creek for these traditional purposes today.

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URL for Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3oOMZMiGn4&feature=youtu.be

This event page is a way for us to reach out to our family, friends, and community for support. Feel free to invite your own fam and friends who might be able come spend some time at the camp or support in other ways.

**To get to Junction Creek: Stay on the Yalakom road following the yellow kilometer markers go past the Ore Creek Campsite, go past the yellow 44km marker, go past the turn off to Lac la Mare (stay on the road that goes along the river), keep staying on the Yalakom road until just past the 50 km mark then you will see the tee-pee and camp on the right hand side of the road. Can’t miss it!**

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Posted on April 13, 2015, in Logging and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Translated to French and reblogged on http://wp.me/p1pqK9-IT

  2. This article fails to mention that the Bridge River Band has approved the logging so the re-occupy camp is as much against them as it is Aspen Planers.

  1. Pingback: Les St’at’imc de Junction Creek en besoin urgent de support | Antidéveloppement

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