Rene & Boucher Lakes Threatened by Oil Companies
Oil companies are hours away from building an access road into the Rene and Boucher Lakes area: an important wildlife refuge, cultural and spiritual use area for the People of Saulteau and West Moberly.
The first company, Vintage Energy, is about to move equipment into the area
to head off further legal action by the band councils and action by the
people. They want to gain a foothold in the area so that they can begin a
massive program of drilling. This will impact the People of Saulteau and
West Moberly's culture, way of life and rights guaranteed under Treaty 8. .
The band councils have used peaceful and legal means to prevent companies
from drilling until comprehensive environmental and cultural studies are
completed. The companies have refused to wait and are forcing their way
into this precious area.
The People of Saulteau and West Moberly Lake ask for yout immediate support, assistance and presence at the camp. If our rights can threatened by the oil companies, so can yours. Act in support and in unity. Please join us at our cultural camp at the Rene and Boucher Lakes area.
Travel to the Saulteau reserve and you will be proivded directions. The
Saulteau reserve is located between Hudson's Hope and Chetwyn, BC at Moberly Lake on Highway 29.
The People of Saulteau and West Moberly