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First Nations in B.C. fighting Rio Tinto to save Nechako River and fishery – APTN News

‘It has had devastating impacts to our community members not only socially, environmentally, but culturally as well.’

Two First Nations in northern British Columbia say a dam owned by mining giant Rio Tinto has devastated their communities and are asking the courts to restore the Nechako River to a functional state.

Saik’uz and Stellat’en First Nations wrapped up their case outlining damage caused by the Kenney Dam to their nations in B.C. Supreme Court on June 10.

“This rock signifies the beginning of the destruction of our environment as I knew it,” said Stellat’en Chief Archie Patrick standing on the dam.

The dam, built by the aluminum producer Alcan in 1952, is now owned by Rio Tinto (Alcan).

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/featured/first-nations-in-b-c-fighting-rio-tinto-to-save-nechako-river-and-fishery/