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Seton Lake blockade CN Rail line in solidarity with Chief Spence, Sarnia blockade

By Kenneth Jackson, APTN National News, Dec 30, 2012

Tsalalhmec/Seton Portage band members blocking CN rail mainline. Dec 26 2012, as part of Idle No More protests.

Tsalalhmec/Seton Portage band members blocking CN rail mainline. Dec 26 2012, as part of Idle No More protests.

A blockade of a CN Rail main freight line is going into its third day north of Vancouver.

Chief Garry John of the Seton Lake Indian Band says community members put up the blockade Friday at 3 p.m. in solidarity with Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike that began Dec. 11 in Ottawa. 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

Spring at Sutikalh

by Gord Hill

WarriorPublications.wordpress.com, May 28, 2011

Recently, I spent two weeks at Sutikalh, the St’at’imc village established in 2000 to protect the Melvin Creek/Cayoosh Mountain range from a proposed all-season ski resort. Sutikalh is located halfway between Mount Currie and Lillooet along Highway 99 in southern BC, and recently celebrated its 11th anniversary. Read the rest of this entry