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HAIDA SPIRIT RISING - Challenging Weyerhaeuser's TFL Sale to Brascan PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 02 April 2005 01:04
HAIDA SPIRIT RISING - Challenging Weyerhaeuser's TFL Sale to Brascan

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Haida and non-Haida have come together to form round-the-clock lines blocking access to Weyerhauser's log-sorting facilities, where hundreds of cedars await shipment to mills in the south.

It's astonishing: there's a major logging blockade happening in Queen Charlotte City, on Haida Gwaii, in protest against Weyerhauser clearcutting the islands for raw log exports, and there's been NOTHING about it in the mainstream BC media. Only The Tyee has covered it.

Haida and non-Haida have come together to form round-the-clock lines blocking access to Weyerhauser's log-sorting facilities, where hundreds of cedars await shipment to mills in the south.

Between 1982 and 2004 some 40,600,000 cubic metres of trees were logged on Haida Gwaii, and shipped to distant mills in Washington State. (http://www.spruceroots.org/Gallery/Logging.html). One cubic metre is the size of a telephone pole. If you imagine it all as telephone poles, it would circle the Earth 24 times: over $6-billion worth of logs.

The Haida want control over their traditional lands and resources, and they're saying "Enough is Enough". While the Haida negotiate their land claims, the Province insists that it's business as usual in the forests. The Haida want a sustainable economy for the Islands, and a land that will support their wellbeing for a continuing culture. Calling all journalists: cover this story! For daily details of the blockade, see www.haidanation.ca .

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 April 2005 01:04
 

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