BC Hydro is working with Indigenous communities to build long term relationships by incorporating their interests into the Site C project and finding ways to avoid, mitigate and minimize impacts together.
Our engagement efforts include working with Indigenous Nations to find ways to mitigate impacts to culture.
One way we're doing this is through the Culture and Heritage Resources Committee (CHRC), which brings together members from B.C. and Alberta communities impacted by Site C to discuss mitigation measures for impacts to culture and heritage resources. Representatives oversee and participate in initiatives that showcase the unique culture of Indigenous Nations in the Peace River Valley.
This interactive exhibit allows visitors to see and read about artifacts found through Site C archeological excavations, including trails and nearby sites such as Tse’k’wa, to learn how the artifacts connect to Indigenous peoples’ history in the area. Community members also tell stories through recordings about their ancestors’ use of the land, spiritual places, current cultural activities and of their resourcefulness and resilience.
The self-guided tour allows visitors to explore four main components:
The exhibit is currently visiting First Nations communities in the Peace Region and a permanent location will be considered at a later date.
One of the CHRC initiatives was the creation of a four-part video project where participating Nations share an intimate look at their history and ties to the land, as well as their perspective on the Site C project.
Please reach out to the BC Hydro Relationships Leads participating in the Culture and Heritage Resources Committee if you have questions.
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