In a short, powerful video presentation, Julian Napoleon and Gordon Christie explain how the well-being of First Nations of northeast BC, and their legal rights under an historic Treaty with the Crown, are being sacrificed to allow construction of the massively destructive Site C dam. The video was recorded at a public forum, “We are all Treaty people”, hosted earlier this year at Douglas College.
Julian Napoleon is Dane-zaa and Cree from the Saulteau First Nations. Julian is dedicated to raising awareness around Indigenous issues related to land, water, food and community. He is currently collaborating on food sovereignty initiatives in Indigenous communities across Turtle Island and beyond.
Gordon Christie, Professor of Law, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, is of Inupiat/Inuvialuit ancestry and specializes in Aboriginal law.