Sunday, June 04, 2006

First Nations Elder Harriet Nahanee enters Eagleridge Bluffs to Mourn

From the friends of Betty Krawczyk
First nations' elder Harriet Nahanee enters Eagleridge Bluffs to mourn
Sunday June 04, 2006 - First Nations' elder Harriet Nahanee entered the Eagleridge Bluffs no-go zone today at 2:00 P.M., accompanied by environmental activist Betty Krawczyk.
Harriet Nahanee sung the Patcheeda death songs for the Bluffs, Arbutus trees, topsoils, living species, and all living things destroyed by American construction company Kiewit.
The two women mourned together inside the injunction zone for about twenty minutes, as three West Vancouver Police officers monitored the situation from a distance.
Neither woman was arrested today. Harriet was already arrested once at the Bluffs last week and Betty twice.
Harriet is originally from the Patcheeda people on Vancouver Island, although she now lives on the Squamish reserve with her children and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Squamish descent.
We mourn with Harriet and pledge to continue the struggle to save the Bluffs in the face of blatant hypocrisy on the part of the Campbell government to produce the "greenest games ever".


  1. Anonymous9:35 PM

    I mourn the loss with you
    thankyou for keeping the fire burning

  2. Hi Betty, I am writing a short report on Nahanee's protest at Eagleridge Bluffs, and her unfortunate subsequent death. I am interested in finding out more information about Nahanee's concern over the elected chiefs of Squamish versus the hereditary chiefs. Are there any sources you know of that might aid this project?