Women hunger strikers outside BC Hydro building in Vancouver, BC, March 4, 2016.
On Friday March 4th, 2016, the women will hold a second day of hunger strike action outside the BC Hydro building in downtown Vancouver (333 Dunsmuir), in support of the Site C/Treaty 8 Stewards of the Land encampment that was forcibly removed by a court injunction applied for by BC Hydro, granted by the BC Supreme Courts and enforced by the RCMP. This will be the second day of hunger strikes Those participating include Anushka Azadi, Elizabeth Biggar, Mary Lovell, _____.
The women will begin their fast on Friday morning and are calling for other women, grandmothers, mothers, sisters, and our children, for support, prayers, and visits as they stand in defence of Cree and Dunneza Territories. It is the women who will lead us to a world that is kinder, more just and honours all Life and Creation and it is the women who have always taken the strongest stance because they know what is at stake.
This hunger strike has been called in direct response to the grave and serious violations of the inherent and Treaty rights of the Cree and Dunneza Peoples and in direct response to the grave and serious violations of the Natural Law of the Lands and the Waters committed by the Province, the Federal government, the BC Supreme Court and all those associated with these colonial and genocidal structures.
The hunger strikes will be held outside the BC Hydro Building from 8am to 5pm. Our demands are the same as the Treaty 8 Stewards of the Land encampment. Halt all construction until judgement in the court case considering Treaty violations in regards to this dam is issued and that this project be reviewed by the BC Utilities Commission before its continuation.
“The women have said no and the women have said enough. No more destruction. No more RCMP violently forcing Indigenous Peoples, who are at the forefront of the impacts of climate change and environmental decimation, from their own Territories to make way for mega projects that will only bring more degradation, more hunger and more grief.”
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