This interview with Secwepemc Elder Irene Billy was conducted in May 2012. Irene Billy, most well-known for her defense of Indigenous land rights when she was arrested in 2001 for protesting Sun Peaks Resort, speaks here about mining on Secwepemc lands. Interview and video by Harjap Grewal and Harsha Walia.
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