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Xelaltxw: Building a Better Tomorrow

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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

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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.

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