Members of the Tseshaht build fire at logging blockade, Oct 2, 2014.
By Debora Steel, Hashilthsa.com, Oct 2, 2014
At 3 a.m. this morning, a convoy of vehicles left the Tseshaht Administration Building and made its way along a rough logging road to the end of Sproat Lake. By 3:30 a.m., the group had arrived at the junction of Gracie Main and Sterling Main and positioned the vehicles to block any traffic at the site.
About a dozen Tseshaht members quickly went to work, building a fire and setting up a canopy for shelter. The early morning sky sparkled with stars. A tape of traditional Nuu-chah-nulth songs playing in the background had people singing while they worked.
They gathered around the fire, called together by Anne Robinson, holding an eagle feather in her hand. She sang a prayer song and invited each person to say what had brought them to the peaceful protest and road closure that morning.