Free UniversE-ity

A site for self-determination and against the enclosure of knowledge

Fury grows over house at islet burial site near Saltspring Island

Warrior Publications

RCMP officers warn protesters near Grace Islet on Friday. RCMP officers warn protesters near Grace Islet on Friday.

by Sarah Petrescu, Times Colonist, August 1, 2014

Saltspring Islanders have stepped up their efforts to halt the building of a luxury home over a First Nations burial ground on Grace Islet.

About 30 boaters blockaded the main dock on the islet and prevented workers from getting to the job site on Friday morning, prompting a warning from the RCMP.

“The community really came together,” said Joe Akerman, a Saltspring resident involved in the protests. “We’ll continue every effort to stop this construction.”

Earlier in the week, protesters stopped a shipment of supplies from being delivered at the dock by standing in the drop-off spot and then marched through town.

View original post 413 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on August 4, 2014 by .
%d bloggers like this: