Local First Nations in northeastern British Columbia have gone to court to defend their constitutionally protected Treaty Rights to hunt, fish and live off the land in BC’s scenic Peace Valley. The valley is threatened by the $9 billion Site C dam, which will flood 107-kilometres of the Peace River and its tributaries, including the traditional hunting and fishing grounds of the Treaty 8 First Nations. Despite the ongoing court cases against Site C, BC Hydro has begun work on the dam, including clearcutting large swathes of old growth forest in the Peace valley. In response, Treaty 8 community members have taken to the land to protect it and are camped out at an historic fort site slated for destruction by the Site C dam. http://ow.ly/WLLTg. Pic Cred: Don Hoffmann.