OCTOBER 24, 2018 (UPDATED OCTOBER 31)
As news broke today that the BC Supreme Court has denied the injunction sought by the West Moberly First Nation, we are alarmed that this endangers vital areas of the Valley — places of crucial cultural, spiritual, historical and ecological significance – while the unresolved Treaty rights case winds its way through the courts.
The court was clear, however, that the Treaty rights challenge must be heard before the dam is completed.
We will post responses from First Nations and partners as they become available and will further analyze the decision once we’ve looked at it in greater depth.
As First Nations now prepare for the full Treaty rights infringement trial which is still to come, it’s more important than ever to call for a fair and just outcome.
Let Premier Horgan and Attorney General David Eby know that it’s time for the province to put its promise to uphold Indigenous rights into practice.