Voices from the Sacrifice Zone: Fracking in BC’s North
Fracking has rapidly spread across the Peace Region of BC over the last two decades, ushering in dramatic changes to the health of its lands, waters and peoples. Join us to hear candid, first-person perspectives from a diverse range of northern BC residents on their experiences with the LNG industry—and the promise of a renewable alternative.
Karen Leven, Environmental Scientist, Dawson Creek
Dr. Ulrike Meyer, Family Physician, Dawson Creek
Pat and Jim Strasky, Third-generation farmers, Farmington
Molly Wickham, Gidimt’en Spokesperson, Wet’suwet’en Nation
Dr. Warren Bell, Panel moderator, Founder of CAPE
[Below exerpted from: Media Advisory: Molly Wickham, Spokesperson of Gidimt’en Clan of Wet’suwet’en Nation will speak to media about opposition to Coastal GasLink fracked gas pipeline
Under ‘Anuc niwh’it’en (Wet’suwet’en law) all five clans of the Wet’suwet’en have unanimously opposed all pipeline proposals and we have not provided free, prior, and informed consent to Coastal GasLink to do work on Wet’suwet’en lands. Coastal GasLink is proposing a 670-kilometer fracked gas pipeline that would carry fracked gas from Dawson Creek, B.C. to the coastal town of Kitimat, where LNG Canada’s processing plant would be located. LNG Canada is the single largest private investment in Canadian history.
Molly Wickham says, “We will not be forcefully removed from our territories. This is our home. Our medicines, our berries, our food, the animals, our water, our culture are all here since time immemorial. We are obligated to protect our ways of life for our babies unborn.”