Never underestimate the power of a small group of very determined people.
After years of fighting to protect the Sacred Headwaters from coal bed methane drilling, the government announced today a ban on any oil and gas development in the area. It’s a day to stand and celebrate with the Tahltan people. Our salmon are better protected and so is our often way undervalued resource, fresh water.
There have been songs written about the area, books, rallys, gorgeous photography, a local woman swam the length of the Skeena, the longest undammed river in the world… First nations, non first nations, ranchers, environmentalists, fishermen, hunters and many more had to come together to fight this. It couldn’t have been done without the outpouring of support from people all over the world.
If you’re in Northern BC, look for a celebration close to you. In Prince Rupert, we’re celebrating down at Cowpaccinos from 4-6pm today while Nathan Cullen is in town. If you’re local, come by and share some love!