First Nation Supporters Send Message to Activists

First Nation Supporters Send Message to Activists

In press conference today in Campbell River, First Nations aquaculture supporters send strong message to foreign activists

In a press conference today in Campbell River, coastal First Nations leaders and salmon farm workers gathered to speak about the importance of aquaculture and to tell the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to stay off their traditional territories and partner's farms.

Tlowitsis Chief John Smith, James Walkus, Harold Sewid, and Maurice Isaac featured in the image

“I sent a letter to the Sea Shepherd Society last year asking them not to come to our traditional territory, and their response was that under marine law they can come anywhere they want,” said Tlowitsis Chief John Smith. “Then, they came and harassed our partner’s employees in their workplaces. I have a message for them. Stay away from our territory, and our partners farms. You are not invited here.”

https://www.northislandgazette.com/news/b-c-first-nations-tell-activists-to-stay-away-this-summer/

 

http://bcsalmonfarmers.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Release-First-Nations-media-conference-May-2018-FINAL-1.pdf