Parks Canada pulls back on Burleigh Falls dam replacement after Indigenous rallies – Peterborough Examiner

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Parks Canada pulls back on Burleigh Falls dam replacement after Indigenous rallies – Peterborough Examiner

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 202120 Views

July 27, 2021

After weeks of rallies from area Indigenous groups earlier this year, Parks Canada has decided to hold off on the Burleigh Falls Dam replacement project while it seeks consultations with First Nation stakeholders.

In January of this year, the dam site north of Peterborough was home to a demonstration looking to raise awareness of Indigenous interests at that location.

Adrian Webb, who was born and raised and still resides in Burleigh Falls, told Peterborough This Week at the time that the protest was not about the dam being rebuilt; it was about how Parks Canada only consulted with Curve Lake First Nation and left them out without any regard to their land or harvesting areas of Burleigh Falls.

Read More: https://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/local-peterborough/news/2021/07/27/parks-canada-pulls-back-on-burleigh-falls-dam-replacement-after-indigenous-rallies.html

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