Survival Celebration Camp a Success!

The Committee for Future Generations organized and hosted our first Survival Celebration Camp to protect Mother Earth from August 3 to 6, 2012 at South Bay, on Ile-a-la-Crosse. Along with elders from Pinehouse, Patuanak and other Dene and Metis communities in northern Saskatchewan, people traveled from as far away as Germany, BC and Ontario to join us. The camp was an immense success and we thank everyone who attended, organized and supported throughout the summer!

Our Survival Celebration Camp received some media attention, with articles published in both The Meadow Lake Progress and The Dominion.

Aboriginal elders at survival camp reject nuclear waste proposal, published in The Meadow Lake Progress: Aboriginal elders from Saskatchewan and Alberta gathered near Ile-a-la-Crosse on the August long weekend and unanimously rejected plans to store nuclear waste in the area… Read the full article online.

Defending the Land from Nuclear Waste, by Sandra Cuffe, published in The Dominion: The storm clouds had moved on by the time people arrived at South Bay on lake Ile-a-la-Crosse last Friday for a grassroots gathering against a potential nuclear waste site in northern Saskatchewan. Dene, Cree and Métis elders from affected communities, grassroots activists from around Saskatchewan and others from as far as the west coast and Germany shared coffee, songs, experiences and a whole lot of moose meat from August 3 to 6 at the Survival Celebration Camp for Sustainable Earth… Read the full article online.

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2 thoughts on “Survival Celebration Camp a Success!

  1. Congrats and best wishes on a super experiment/example of community building around a serious social environmental issue…we are united with you!

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