A pair of Vancouver cyclists say they’re aiming for positive change, with their bike tour to the area of the northwest called the Sacred Headwaters of the Nass, Skeena and Stikine Rivers.
Desiree Wallace and Landon Yerex are the co-founders of “Beyond Boarding” — and their “Cycle to the Sacred” tour is trying generate financial and social support for a group of Tahltan elders called the Klabona Keepers.
“A bike trip up to the Sacred headwaters is pretty insignificant comparatively to the work that indigenous people have done for thousands of years to protect their territories, but its something that we’re hoping to draw attention to not just the story in the Sacred headwaters but the story of First Nations people across this province, across this nation, across the world,” said Wallace, during a stop in Smithers.
The tour began in July and they have raised close to $3,500 dollars, while covering about 1,400 kilometres.
The Klabona Keepers are currently engaged in a blockade against Imperial Metals’ Red Chris Mine, which is due to begin production soon.
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