Secwepemc Blockade to Protect Ancestral Burial Site
Secwpemc ancestral remains of a Secwepemc woman (dated back 7,500 years) were found by a team of archaeologist at a site that is being threatened by CP Rail and Trans Canada Highway expansion.
This is one of thousands of remains and artefacts that have been found by settlers and archeologists along this highway and railway corridor and valley, where Secwepemc Peoples have never given authority or permission to the Canadiain and BC government to build the highway or railway, both in the past and present. The desecration must stop. Protection of the sacred burial sites is the priority here.This site lies within unceded, unsurrendered Secwepemc Territory, where
the Secwepemc Peoples of the Shuswap Lakes refuse to enter into the
current BC Treaty Process for a land settlement because of the fraudulent
extinguishment of Secwepemc lands and title.
Instead Secwepemc Peoples choose to assert Secwepemc title and rights to
the land and challenge the governments’ authority over the land and
resources while working on many international levels to bring attention to
“We will never go dig up the cemeteries in the village of Chase or
Kamloops, it would be considered a hate crime against humanity. We expect
the same respect.”
Miranda Dick (250) 256 1548
Dernière mise à jour : ( 08-04-2009 )