ONE YEAR ONE WORLD: "The Farewell Ceremony" - A conversation with the Nak'azdli community of Fort St. James, British Colombia (CANADA)
In 2008, the Colorado-based company, Thompson Creek, received permits from the BC government to proceed with the mining of copper and gold deposits located beneath the traditional lands of the Nak'azdli People, one of British Columbia's First Nations communities. What was once a healthy forest, cared for by the Nak'azdli community who relied on it for food, medicinal plants, and ceremonies, is today an open pit mine that is a mere weeks away from extracting resources.
Here is their story...that of a community and people who have been left out of the conversation, as well as the corporate and legal proceedings…yet again.
Special thanks to: Nak'azdli Community, Amnesty International, Indigenous Rights Centre
Video by: Maggie Padlewska