Stand for Water is crossing British Columbia and select cities and communities in the United States, meeting with concerned communities about the impacts of mining projects. Along with local Indigenous leaders, we aim to build on the collaboration struck in the Tulalip Water Protection Declaration (2018) and work together to incorporate free, prior, and informed consent principles under the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
In addition to screening the new 30-minute documentary Uprivers, Jacinda will give a short presentation on the work she is involved in with FNWARM to help clean up BC’s mining industry to protect clean water. Indigenous and local community leaders will also participate to share local stories.
Stand for Water is about changing outdated mining practices that harm the environment, while respecting long term sustainability and health of Indigenous and other impacted communities.