Members of the Tsilhqot’in National Government are remaining in their home communities despite evacuation orders all around them and now lack of supplies.
Xeni Gwet’in First Nation received a food drop on Sunday, and Alexis Creek got theirs on Tuesday, but Chief Roger William says its just not enough.
Members continue to fight fires throughout fatigue and are not rationing their food in fears that another food drop will not be for a while.
Well, their not wrong. Robert Turner, the Assistant Deputy Minister says there isn’t plans for another one in the near future because of smoke in the area.
Chief William says members that have stayed behind are in need of more food, medical supplies and relief firefighters to help battle the blaze at the edge of their community.
He is currently in Abbotsford with a large group of elders in a hotel while the community is under evacuation.
He says he feels torn to go back home and help fight the fires, but community members and other chiefs are relying on him to be an outside source of information and communication as services continue to fluctuate within the wildfire zones.