The Site C Dam: “world class stupidity” says Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and The Bear Clan patrol – InFocus

InFocus: adding context and perspective to news stories of the week

APTN InFocus with Cheryl McKenzie:

The protest against BC Hydro’s Site C dam megaproject on the Peace River continues.

The dam would flood over 100km of land within Treaty #8 territory in north-eastern BC.

We speak with Kristin Henry who went on a hunger strike in protest of the project and ended up hospitalized on day 19.

Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip tells us why he calls the project, “world class stupidity.”

Also in this edition, we feature The Bear Clan Patrol based in Winnipeg and why the volunteer group is stepping up to help keep neighbourhoods safe.

Plus, a conversation with a candidate running for president of the Metis Nation of Ontario.

Executive Director of News and Current Affairs / Winnipeg

Cheryl McKenzie began working as a reporter for APTN in June 2001. Her work has been nominated for a Gemini Award and a Canadian Association of Broadcasters award. In October 2005 Cheryl became Host/Producer for the launch of APTN National News: Daytime. Since then she has been Host/Producer for Contact, APTN Investigates, APTN National News and APTN InFocus.