Solidarity with Beaver Lake Cree
February 19, 2019 - Solidarity Rally and Round Dance for Beaver Lake Cree Nation in Amiskwaciwâskahikan, Treaty 6 territory. Support for the the Beaver Lake Cree as they brace for a courtroom fight for their Treaty rights. The Beaver Lake Cree Nation is going to court to compel Canada and Alberta to honour their treaty obligations to the Beaver Lake Cree and — by extension — all Nations across the country. This means taking on the toxic tar sands and rampant industrial development that takes up more than half of the territory of the Beaver Lake Cree. It means forging a new framework that evaluates new projects according to cumulative impacts on the water, forests, and animals that Indigenous Peoples were promised would be there 'as long as the sun shines, the grass grows and the rivers flow'.