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CANADA: Stop Site C Dam

Canada

Indigneous peoples' rights must be respected

The $8 billion plus Site C hydroelectric dam would flood more than 100 km of the Peace Valley and its tributaries in northen British Columbia. The flooding would submerge hundreds of cultural and historic sites, and destroy vital wildlife habitat and lands where the Dane-Zaa, Cree, and Métis peoples hunt, trap, and gather berries and medicines. The federal and provincial governments approved construction of the dam even though their own environmental review process concluded that flooding the valley would “severely undermine” the ability of Indigenous peoples to carry out hunting, fishing, and other traditions protected by treaty, the Canadian Constitution and international law. Even though the case is still before the courts, the provincial government has pushed ahead with construction.

Act Now

  • The construction of the Site C dam in northern B.C. is opposed by Indigenous communities who would be severely affected. Tell Canada to stop ignoring the rights of Indigenous peoples.

Prime Minister of Canada
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0A2
Canada

justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca

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