First Nations men’s group reclaims traditional territory
By Joel Barde, Pique News, October 5, 2017
Micah Thevarge, the newly elected chief of the N’Quatqua First Nation, speaks slowly and deliberately as he addresses the group of about 30.
Over the past several months, he and others from the community have built the small log cabin that sits proudly behind him, as well as another, which sits on the opposite side of the valley, not far from where forest turns to alpine. Read the rest of this entry
Video: Sutikalh Home Of The Winter Spirit
Video: St’at’imc singing the Constitution Song
To hear the song, click below: Read the rest of this entry
Voice for the Voiceless: Indigenous camp aims to protect ancient village and trading ground from logging
by Nicky Young & Adam Gold, Ricochet Media, July 15, 2015
A flag with an eagle crest blows in the wind above a logging road that shows the concave impressions of roofs of ancient pit-houses. Looking up, mountains are scarred from clear-cutting and pine beetle infestations, and the haze of forest fires lies over the horizon. Downward sits a camp of tents and tipis, where Elders visit, laugh and share stories with guests.
Video: A Voice for the Voiceless
On March 16th Voice for the Voiceless Camp set up to protect Junction Creek area.
Today the camp is denying access to Aspen Planers the company who will be trying to start up their logging again in Junction Creek any day now. It is the wish of Xwisten elders, the camp, children of Xwisten among many others that there be no further logging in this area of their territory.
Voice for the Voiceless: Standing up for St’át’imc cultural heritage and traditional way of life.
Press Release, April 27th 2015
Junction Creek, Yalakom Valley, Xwisten (Bridge River), St’át’imc
On March 16th Voice for the Voiceless Camp set up to protect Junction Creek area
Today the camp is denying access to Aspen Planers the company who will be trying to start up their logging again in Junction Creek any day now. It is the wish of Xwisten elders, the camp, children of Xwisten among many others that there be no further logging in this area of their territory. Read the rest of this entry
St’at’imc re-occupation aims to stop logging, call for support
From Voice of the Voiceless, Junction Creek (Xwisten Territory, St’at’imc Nation), April 13, 2015
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. Read the rest of this entry
15 Years of Resistance at Sutikalh
, Vancouver Observer,
Since 2000, Hubert Jim has watched over Sutikalh with an attentive eye and clear love for this place. From the nearby highway, following along a creek bed to a small opening, he occupies a lone cabin that was erected during a blockade.Fifteen years ago, Olympic gold medalist skier and now Conservative Party Senator Nancy Greene-Raine was given permits to develop a $500 million all-season ski and recreation resort. The project was to be located in the pristine wilderness of Cayoosh Canyon, originally and now known as Sutikalh, near Pemberton, British Columbia. The proposal was met with Indigenous opposition, both in the form of legal battles and a physical blockade. To date, it has never been built. Read the rest of this entry
Masked and helmeted security guards at Lillooet construction site
via West Coast Native News, March 11, 2014
The St’at’imc in Lillooet, BC, have been blockading and protesting infrastructure work in the Cayoosh Creek since January of this year. On March 10, the contractor deployed up to 8 security personnel from Griffin Security, clad in black uniforms, face masks, and what appear to be ballistic helmets. Read the rest of this entry
St’at’imc threaten action over infrastructure trespasses in southern ‘BC’
VANCOUVER – Southwestern British Columbia’s St’at’imc Chiefs Council is threatening to block a highway and rail line and “embarrass” private companies and the next provincial government over trespasses on its traditional territory. Read the rest of this entry