The Site C dam project in the Peace River region of northeastern BC—Treaty 8 territory—has gained federal and provincial approval, in spite of it infringing on the traditional land rights of First Nations people in the region, submerging thousands of acres of farmland underwater, and coming at a huge financial and environmental cost to the public.
Join Pamela Mordecai, Tanis MacDonald, Madhur Anand, Sheryl Loeffler, Aaron Haddad, and Laurie D. Graham for a reading and fundraiser in support of those directly affected by the Site C dam project. Poets will read from their latest books, a hat will be passed around to collect donations, and a petition will be available for signing.
Clear-cutting has started in the Peace region, but opposition to the project is significant and growing. Read about the Site C project here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/
Learn more about the Poets for the Peace project here: http://