Grand Chief Stewart Philip of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, visited a Site C dam protest camp earlier today with David Suzuki.
The camp is located by the Rocky Mountain Fort Camp, in the traditional territory of Treaty 8 First Nations.
Phillip says with three pending court cases, it’s upsetting that the province and BC Hydro are continuing to the project.
He adds the 2014 Tsilhqot’in decision in regards to Aboriginal title could bolster the Treaty 8 First Nations opposition to the project.
Phillip says he’s concern that the province will keep construction going until the project becomes too big to stop.
He points to the Site C joint-review panel’s recommendation that the project be referred to the BC Utilities Commission for a proper review and evaluation.