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On 06, Mar 2016 | In | By jane
I had the opportunity to tour and play in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia this past month. It’s a unique part of the world and we spent a week completely immersed in the local culture, the heat, and the languid pace of life. Arnhem Land is Yolngu territory and at the centre of the Yirrkala community is an art centre. A place where art, music, language and culture are celebrated. The stories of the Yolngu have been preserved and passed down through art in many different forms. This is not a unique concept, art has always been the living breathing language of culture. It is vitally important.
On 30, Nov 2015 | In | By jane
This is a follow up article to Mojo Junction’s previous feature that introduced My Peace River, a project created in response to the threat of the Site C dam on the Peace River Valley in north-eastern British Columbia. The following is intended to keep readers up to date on the developments, struggles and small triumphs of the Treaty 8 First Nations and local farmers and ranchers as they fight to save Canada’s most endangered river.
On 31, May 2015 | In | By jane
The Peace is British Columbia’s most endangered river due to the threat of the Site C dam, an $8.8 billion dollar project approved to flood 57,000 acres of First Nations and heritage agricultural land. I grew up on the banks of the Peace River, my family has homesteaded and farmed in this valley. We have gardened, hunted and lived on this land for generations. First Nations people have done the same for a lot longer. It is my hope that this valley will continue to provide habitat for the countless species who live here, that this class one agricultural land will continue to grow food, and that the families who work this land will not be displaced due to flooding. If the Site C dam goes ahead, all this culture, history and potential will be lost forever.