Contact Us FAQ Fran├žais
Home / Xelaltxw: Building a Better Tomorrow

Xelaltxw: Building a Better Tomorrow

Maple Leaf This item is only available for Canadian orders.

Catalogue Number:  RVP001
Producer:  River Voices
Producers:  Jeremy Williams
Producing Agencies:  River Voices Productions
Subject:  Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Criminal Justice & Law, Environmental Studies, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Science, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2016
Running Time:  6:47
Closed Captions:  Yes


Request Preview Access

The Xelaltxw (aka Halalt) First Nation launched a lawsuit in 2016 against a corporate giant, a pulp mill that has destroyed their estuary and prime shellfish feeding grounds on the coast of BC. ‘Xelaltxw’ is a David and Goliath story of a small indigenous community standing up to a pulp mill that has desecrated their fishing grounds and a historic burial site. Wastewater from the mill runs into the river, carcinogens get into phytoplankton in the estuary, and then move up the food chain.


Related Titles

Downstream: Mine Waste and the Fraser River Watershed

Downstream: Mine Waste and the Fraser River Watershed

River Voices RVP000

Huge mine tailings dams - like the one that burst at the Mount Polley Mine in 2014 - pose a serious...

Rise of the Salmon People

Rise of the Salmon People

River Voices RVP003

Wild Salmon plays a vital role in the ecosystems of BC. Many coastal and inland communities, rich...

Our Living Legacy

Our Living Legacy

River Voices RVP004

This documentary portrays the campaign to protect the last old-growth forests and forestry jobs on...

The Crossing Place

The Crossing Place

River Voices RVP005

Kanaka Bar Indian Band is also known as "T'eqt'aqtnmux" or "the crossing place people". This video...


Browse Our Collection By Subject

View All Subjects