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First Nations to return Site C stakes to Premier and other Ministers

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VICTORIA, B.C. – Chiefs of the West Moberly First Nation and Prophet River First Nation along with the Vice President of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs will return Site C stakes to the Premier and other NDP Ministers on Friday.

In 2016, then MLA John Horgan donated $100 to the “Stakes in the Peace” fundraiser being organized by the Peace Valley Environmental Association.  The fundraiser to fight the Site C dam saw over 700 yellow stakes purchased and put into the land in front of Ken and Arleen Boon’s farm in the Peace River Valley.

Chief Roland Wilson, Cheif Lynette Tsakoza and Chief Bob Chamberlin will hold a public ceremony on Friday at the B.C. Legislature to return three stakes in the peace, inscribed with the names of Premier John Horgan and Minsters Heymen and Popham.

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The Chiefs will also return donations to the First Nations’ legal challenge against Site C, made by the Premier and Ministers during the 2017 Provincial Election.

The “Stakes in the Peace” fundraiser raised over $70,000 to pay for the legal costs of fighting the Site C dam.

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