Check out this incredible video. See a magnificent part of the country I live in and listen to Rachelle’s wicked tune. Her poignant lyrics are fitting for so many rural and still pristine places out there. We need to stand up and fight for them. We really need to be looking at our economy differently. Money can’t continue to be the bottom line.
“…there’s trouble here, in land so far away, where all the dark suits make the rules from a thousand miles away, I’ve seen the future here, I’ve read the history, you make your money grow while killing my country…”
Inspired by images of Tahltan women blockading Shell in defense of the Sacred Headwaters in northern British Columbia, Rachelle wrote ‘My Country’.
One of the Klabona Keepers brought us up to the Headwaters, the birthplace of the Skeena, Nass and Stikine rivers and a traditional Tahltan territory. This area is critically endangered by a number of industrial mega-projects which threaten all 3 watersheds, affecting an area larger than Ireland.
We saw Rachelle perform last night with The Racket and Blind Vinyl. Lily was really eager to dance. It was a really fun show!
Rachelle was also out in Kitamat for a rally against Enbridge last August. Kim, Sam, Lily and I had an awesome time, even when the sun clouded over and the rain came pouring down. What’s better than dancing in the rain? (click if you’d like to see more photos from that day)