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Interview with Kanahus Manuel

Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp Stands Up to Imperial Metals

by CKUT News Collective

Photo: Murray Bush (Vancouver Media Coop)
Photo: Murray Bush (Vancouver Media Coop)

Kanahus is a mother and warrior from the Secwpemc Nation in the Shuswap region of so-called British Columbia. She has been active in fighting against development projects and corporations such as the Sun Peaks Ski Resort and Imperial Metals. Recently, she has been involved in organizing to raise awareness about the Mount Polley gold-copper mine tailings spill, possibly the worst mining pollution disaster in Canadian history. She helped to set up the Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe camp at the disaster site. For her efforts, she has been named as a defendant by Imperial Metals in a court injunction to stop blockades of the mining company's operations. She was in Montreal last week, and came by CKUT for an in-depth interview, produced by Aaron Lakoff.

In this interview, Kanahus speaks about the impacts of the Mount Polley mine disaster and Imperial Metals on indigenous communities in so-called "BC", but also of recent blockades and resistance in those communities.

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