Taking a Stand to Protect the Land: Sutikalh & Ulluilsc

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 17:00

Join us for interactive curation to celebrate the way of life and help fundraise for Sutikalh & Ulluilsc! We are inviting artists to create pieces for this event or donate work already created!

Some of the displays telling the stories of Ulluilsc & Sutikalh will also be silent auction items!

MC: Ostwelve

5:00-7:00 OPEN Taco Bar
7:00 (to be announced)
8:00 Spiritual Warriors (formally known as Kalan Wi) hailing from Lil’wat, St’at’imc Nation.
9:00 (TBA)
9:30 Silent Auction ends

Volunteers always appreciated! We are looking for Silent Auction & Raffle items - Email solidaritywld@gmail.com

Background:
For the past 18 years, Sutikalh (home of the winter spirit), has prevented a $500,000,000 ski resort from being developed in the Melvin Creek Valley. Hubie Jim and Doug Dan have been maintaining a small village at Sutikalh with many people coming and going from all four directions, being part of what Hubie describes as “reclaiming the land, taking it away from the corporate world and building community where everyone is taken care of.”

Doug is an elder who lives there most of the time alongside Hubie who lives there year round at the foot of the mountain to protect the animals, plants and water for future generations. Often dealing with harassment from locals who wish to not see them there. They pack water and clean up the forest daily to have firewood for warmth, cooking and the sacred fire that has been burning for 18 years.

Sutikalh: Home of the Winter Spirit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAp5ReMLXdk&t=1s

www.sutikalh.blogspot.ca

March 16th 2018 marked Ulluilsc's 3rd anniversary.
This village has been set up by Christine Jack, a St'át'imc spiritual leader as a response to the ill logging practices of Aspen Planers. This company has knowingly desecrated an old village site and clear cut without consent.

Devastation of Junction Creek with Christine Jack:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx6ZnOIMRhE

Ulluilsc pronounced OO-Loosh translates to
“gathering place”describing the rich cultural heritage of the area.

Since time immemorial, the St'át'imc, Secwepemc & Tsilhqot'in have occupied the respected lands, to gather, hunt, harvest, trade and carry out social and political meetings.

In the last 3 years Ulluilsc has been blossoming into a small community of St'át'imc people returning to the land to live off reserve, along with supporters from all four directions.

"A Voice for the Voiceless Camp: A group of concerned peoples respectfully protecting lands and waters within the unceded St'át'imc territory (Ulluilsc). Living on the land, as caretakers to encourage a healthy future for the animals, the forest, the land and the people". – Christine Jack

For more info: http://thevolcano.org/2016/02/04/a-re-occupation-in-xwisten-indigenous-struggle-for-home-on-sovereign-land/

Facebook Pages:
Ulluilsc (A Voice for the Voiceless Camp):
https://www.facebook.com/reoccupationofjunctioncreek/

A Voice for the Voiceless Camp Supporters And Allies:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/881688788555213/

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