Before heading back to Vancouver today, the Rolling Justice Bus made a stop in Fort St. John on Friday to wash cars and raise funds for Treaty 8 Tribal Association protect their land through a lawsuit.
Run by KAIROS Canada, this bus was on a mission to tour BC and ‘try to connect the dots’ between urban and rural, the energy we use, and climate change issues – and, as BC/Yukon Regional KAIROS Rep Janet Gray says is most important, the relationship between all those things and the indigenous peoples in our province.
“In this post-Truth and Reconciliation time in Canada, we feel that Canadians need to figure out how to climb this mountain together in relationship with our land and our people to make new stories, to create the change we all need for the future.” she said.
That happened to take place the same morning that the Supreme Court turned down an injunction that would stop some construction on Site C.
Also on the same day, the Peace Valley Landowners Association’s application for judicial review by the federal government.
Edit: Verena Hofmann with Treaty 8 says, “To me, as a local person, its not just up in our region that people are taking notice of the Site C project and how it affects people. It affects individuals all over BC because were all rate payers.”
“We should all be concerned about the price of energy, it’s all going to affect us and our future generations.”
Hofmann says the car wash raised $400 dollars in just two hours – far from the goal needed, but she says every dollar matters.