* Ahousaht get rid of salmon farm!!!

Alex Morton
Ahousat get rid of salmon farm 2015

From: Alex Morton [mailto:gorbuscha@gmail.com]
Sent: September 19, 2015 10:49 AM
Subject: Ahousaht get rid of salmon farm!!!


On September 9th Lennie John saw that Cermaq was trying to drop anchors in his fishing grounds in a bay called Yaakswiis.  He radioed Ahousaht for others to come from the village and soon there were many boats.  Five Ahousaht men stepped onto the farm and told the Cermaq crew to leave.

From that moment Ahousaht continuously occupied the farm.  The contacted me and I joined them as well as others.  Meetings with their chiefs and council followed. There was respectful dialogue, but it was clear the Warriors of Yaakswiis were not going to leave the site until it was removed… forever.

Nine days later, it was decided, the farm will be pulling its anchors at daylight on Monday.  Yaakswiis is a place that has made food for Ahousaht for thousands of years and now this will continue for time immemorial.

I have never seen anything like this in the 20 years that I have been trying to protect the waters where I live off Kingcome Inlet from this dirty and aggressive industry. 

I want you to know this, as the research I am doing on salmon of the Fraser River suggests your fish are under critical threat from this industry.

I have copied Sacheen Seitcham, Joe James Crow and Lennie John who are the backbone of this historic event.  

This is the beginning,

Here are Lennie's own words:  https://vimeo.com/139758043

Thank you,

Alexandra Morton, Gwayum'dzi