NYM Roadblock

Nitanis Desjarlais

2002, 28:00 minutes, colour, English


Frustrated by years of unresolved land issues and loss of traditional Secwepemc lands, the Secwepemc youth become actively involved in the struggle to save Skwelkwekwelt from destruction by Sun Peaks Ski Resort and to assert Title to the traditional lands of the Secwepemc. The youth stage a road block on the main road into the Sun Peaks Ski Resort as a response to the demolition of a road leading to a traditional hunting area. The destruction of road effectively blocked thee Secwepemc from exercising their right to hunt and to engage in spiritual practices on this mountain.

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