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The Mikisew Cree and Athabasca Chipewyan First Nations launch legal challenge to Site C

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Compiled by Debora Steel







The Mikisew Cree and Athabasca Chipewyan First Nations have launched a legal challenge of the Site C dam project. Both are located in Alberta and have joined with nations in the northeastern part of B.C. in their opposition to the dam which will be built by BC Hydro on the Peace River. Treaty 8 First Nations in B.C. filed a judicial review of Site C, saying the ministry of the Environment didn’t fully consider the effect of Site C on treaty rights. A report released in May by a Joint Review Panel said Site C would have impacts on treaty rights that could not be mitigated. The province is still to make final decision about whether to go ahead with the project, though a decision is expected before Christmas.