The Treaty 8 First Nations (Doig River, West Moberly, Prophet River, and Halfway River) are proposing to host a gathering on Sep. 16-17 at the Fort St. John Curling Club that places emphasis on BC, AB, and NWT First Nation leaders within the Peace River watershed, Peace-Athabasca and Mackenzie Deltas. Environmental groups and non-government organizations will also be invited.
The purpose of this 1.5 day Summit is to further support and acknowledge participants common relationships and unique dependence on the water flows of the Peace River. The cumulative impacts associated with the past and future hydroelectric developments on the Peace River are the core issues that will summon everyone to share stories, network and foster relationships, mount common strategies and messaging, and build a strong alliance.
Activities will include an inventory of the human capital within the participantsâ€™ organizations, their assets, and inputs into future action and education plans. Keynote speakers on energy policies/climate change and a field trip to the proposed Site C dam location.