|MEDIA ADVISORYFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 8, 2021|
Blueberry River First Nations to Hold News Conference Following B.C. Supreme Court Win
What: Blueberry River First Nations to hold a news conference on the recent precedent-setting decision by the B.C. Supreme Court to protect their way of life guaranteed under Treaty 8, which has not been honoured by successive provincial governments through promotion of industrial developments. This is the first cumulative impacts Aboriginal rights case in Canada.When:July 8th, 2021, 12:30 p.m.Where: British Columbia Supreme Court
(Corner of Hornby St. & Nelson St.)
Chief Marvin Yahey, Blueberry River First Nations
Maegen Giltrow, Ratcliff LPP
Norma Pyle, former Blueberry River First Nations Lands Manager
Dr. Rachel F. Holt, Veridian Ecological ConsultingChief Marvin Yahey, Maegen Giltrow, Norma Pyle and Dr. Rachel F. Holt will be available for interviews following the news conference.
Treaty 8 Chiefs will be present to show support for Blueberry River First Nations.
The news conference will be live-streamed on David Suzuki Foundation’s Facebook page.
Photos and video will be available upon request, after the news conference.Media Contact:Jess Verheyden, (604) 765-9649