The Nogojiwanong Aspiring Allies Action Group is helping bring together Jumbo Wild.
On February 9th at 7:00pm there will be a screening of the film Jumbo WIld, created by Nick Waggoner and Sweetgrass Productions. The film follows the Ktuanxa Nation’s resistance to the development of Jumbo Glacier Resorts, which if the project proceeds will see a large resort facility built on Qat’muk, where the great grizzly bear spirit resides, a spiritual site for the Ktunaxa Nation. Kathryn Tenesse, Ktunaxa Nation Council Chair explains that “Qat’muk has existed long before any ski resort proposal and long before Canada was a country,…As a Nation, we have spent too much money fighting in the court system to prove what we have always known. Qat’muk is vital to Ktunaxa as well as local wildlife populations and biodiversity and must be protected.” The Ktunaxa Nation’s case, which is being heard at the Supreme Court of Canada holds the potential to be precedent setting as the community is fighting on the basis of religious freedom as well as indigenous rights.
The evening will also include a couple of guest who will generiously be sharing their knowledge and words with us. More information will soon follow.
This event is being sponsored and supported by The Nogojiiwanong Aspiring Allies Action Group, CUPE 3908, Trent’s MA Sustainability Studies program (MASS), Council of Canadians, OPIRG Peterborough, Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough