Cayoose Creek band refuses to cede salmon-spawning territory
Sekw’el’was Chief Michelle Edwards says the community won’t leave the creek until their demand for meaningful consultation is met
Erin Flegg, Vancouver Observer, April 16th, 2014
A Cayoose Creek First Nation’s ongoing peaceful protest to protect a salmon-spawning creek near Lillooet has resulted in some disturbing threats against the community.
On three separate instances, members say they found live shells embedded in the wood used to fuel their ceremonial fire—one of them resulted in Sekw’el’was Chief Michelle Edwards being struck in the leg by a bullet. No one knows who put the shells there.