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Protests as Arizona Snowbowl Opens with 100% Treated Sewage Snow on Sacred Site

FLAGSTAFF, AZ — On Friday, November 28, 2014, more than 50 people rallied and marched as Arizona Snowbowl ski area opened with snow made from 100% treated sewage on the sacred San Francisco Peaks. With no natural snowfall, Snowbowl had a mere 3 out of 40 ski runs open.  People came from Prescott and Kayenta, AZ and as far away as Shiprock, NM to support residents of Flagstaff who were addressing concerns with Snowbowl’s opening, which the multimillionaire owner promotes as “White Friday.” Read the rest of this entry

First Nations protest lingers against proposed Melvin Creek ski resort

Lil’wat man who is camping out in the Cayoosh mountain range says he’s protecting

Warrior flag flying over Sutikalh.

the traditional land of the St’át’imc people

By Yolande Cole, The Georgia Straight, September 13, 2012

Hubert Jim has occupied an unusual home for the last decade. Originally a resident of the Lil’wat First Nation community of Mount Currie, Jim used to work as a cook in restaurant kitchens in the Whistler area. Over 12 years ago, community opposition to a proposed ski resort prompted him to set up camp at Melvin Creek, or what is referred to by the St’át’imc people as Sutikalh. Read the rest of this entry

Environmentalists, First Nations protest proposed B.C. ski resort‏

By Eva Ferguson, Postmedia News, April 22, 2012

Environmentalists protest proposed Jumbo Glacier Ski Resort.

INVERMERE, B.C. — Environmentalists, First Nations people, politicians and local celebrities are combining efforts to continue the passionate battle against approval of Jumbo Glacier Ski Resort near this vacation community southwest of Calgary.

Last month, B.C.’s Liberal government approved a controversial $1-billion ski resort development that has divided the community between those who want a boon to business and others who fear destruction of the wilderness and grizzly bear habitat.

Environmentalists with Wildsight, a local advocacy group based in Kimberley, B.C., with efforts focused on protecting the Columbia Mountains, the southern Rockies and the Upper Columbia River Valley, are voicing their continued opposition by lobbying developers now visiting the site. Read the rest of this entry