In an open letter published today, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs called on BC Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby to publicly denounce and formally apologize for statements made by BC Hydro during the Site C injunction hearings last week. The letter provides a number of examples of statements made by BC Hydro that UBCIC says threaten the rights of First Nations in BC and across Canada by diminishing their rights and freezing those rights in the past.
The letter concludes:
“There can be no lasting reconciliation while Indigenous peoples’ rights are being trampled upon, diminished, and frozen in the past. There can be no trust in your government while the words you say to the public ring false in the court rooms where Crown corporation lawyers perpetuate neo-colonization.”
Follow-up letter from Amnesty International
Coverage in The Narwhal