Thanksgiving Dinner and Legal Updates Passmore Hall just off Highway 6 on October 7th from 4:30 -7:30 pm.
Smum Iem (Sinixt law) and Perry Ridge Water Users Association invite you to a Thanksgiving pot luck dinner and legal updates.
The potluck will be held at the Passmore Hall just off Highway 6 on October 7th from 4:30 -7:30 pm.
The update will include information on the Lemon Creek fuel spill court case and an update on the court case stemming from the arrest of Marilyn James, Sinixt Elder as well as the most recent arrest and charge of Lola Campbell, daughter of Bob Campbell, Sinixt Head Man in Vallican.
The Sinixt and the Perry Ridge Water Users Association are beginning a campaign to advocate legal rights equivialent to those enjoyed by humans for the Columbia River, starting with the Slocan River, an integral part of the headwaters of the Columbia down to the sea.
This status has been granted to the Whanganui River in New Zealand which has long been revered by Maoris and has become the first in the world to receive legal rights equivalent to those enjoyed by humans. The high court of the northern state of Uttarakhand established two of India’s sacred rivers, the Ganges and Yamuna as “living entities. The new order makes polluting or damaging the rivers legally comparable to hurting a person. Recently it is clear that the Slocan River requires this protection.
Truth and Reconciliation is the work of every citizen. This update is for those in our community who wish to pursue these goals. Truth is about knowing and being informed. Reconciliation begins there.
To minimize clean up please bring your own eating utensils. Don’t worry if you don’t have food to bring there will be plenty of eats! Open to all.
Thank You, Marilyn Burgoon, PRWUA