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Residents of hydro-impacted communities bring message to Ottawa – APTN News
by ahnationtalk onJune 11, 201977 Views
June 11, 2019
To the federal government and some provinces, hydro dams represent a pathway from fossil fuels and toward a lower-carbon future.
But to Indigenous communities whose waterways have been dammed, ways of life disrupted and residents displaced, big hydro represents a form of colonialism.
“This is cultural genocide, killing the people’s lives slowly but surely,” says Rita Monias of Pimicikamak Cree Nation in Manitoba, a longtime advocate for communities impacted by large scale hydro development.
Monias was one of several people who travelled to Ottawa to deliver a message about large hydro dams to federal decision-makers on Monday.