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Wet’suwet’en Couple Raising a Child at a Tailings Pond Blockade

Warrior Publications

Moly and Cody prep salmon at the Unist'ot'en Camp. All photos via the author. Moly and Cody prep salmon at the Unist’ot’en Camp. All photos via the author.

By Michael Toledano, Vice,

Molly Wickham and Cody Merriman are raising their three-year old son at a tailings pond blockade on unsurrendered indigenous land. The family has just moved into a cabin that overlooks a pristine body of water, known to the government of British Columbia as McBride Lake and to the native Gitdumden Clan as Lhudis Bin. Nanika Mines, proposing to dig molybdenum out of Nanika Mountain, seeks to turn one end of Lhudis Bin into a tailings pond—a permanent holding pool for toxic waste.

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