Chiefs from Treaty 8 came to Victoria, B.C. last week to return three yellow stakes to NDP Premier John Horgan and two of his ministers.
The stakes were part of the fundraising done for the Treaty 8 defence fund to stop the Site C dam project. They were purchased by the NDP before they were in power.
Cheques from the NDP were also returned because now that the NDP is in power they support the project.
“The Site C decision is a political decision. It’s got nothing to do with jobs or what’s good for B.C.,” said Chief Roland Wilson of Moberly Lake First Nation.
“It’s got to do with getting re-elected.”
The NDP made a campaign promise to send the project for review with the B.C. Utilities Commission and now that it is complete it shows that it’s cheaper to stop the project than proceed.
However, the NDP approved the project.
Wilson said they are currently taking the government to court for infringing on their treaty rights.
“We want a forever injunction,” he said. “We want this project killed.”