Passages from the Peace: Community Reflections on Changing B.C.’s Peace Region
David Suzuki Foundation and partners
Authored by: Briony Penn
Partners: Global Forest Watch Canada
Environmental rights Indigenous Peoples, British Columbia, industry, species at risk, grizzly bears, caribou, community and culture, human health and well-being, land use, Indigenous protected and conserved areas, fossil fuels
This report is presented from the perspective of First Nations and non-Indigenous people living in Northeastern B.C. who speak to the impact industrial development has had on their lives and the well-being of their communities. The Peace region has seen intensification of converging industrial operations such as logging, mining, oil and gas development and hydro. Over two-thirds of the region is what Dane-zaa elder May Apsassin calls “broken” country for communities and the wildlife they rely on, including threatened species such as caribou and grizzly.