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My Country?


Inspired by images of Tahltan women blockading Shell in defense of the Sacred Headwaters in northern British Columbia, Rachelle Van Zanten wrote ‘My Country’. She was invited to perform it for the Tahltan people at the Iskut Music Festival a year later, where this video was filmed. One of the Klabona Keepers brought Rachelle up to the Headwaters, the birthplace of the Skeena, Nass and Stikine rivers and a traditional Tahltan territory. This area is critically endangered by a number of industrial mega-projects which threaten all 3 watersheds, affecting an area larger than Ireland.

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  1. Chrissy permalink
    2012/04/12 8:25 am

    I watched this the other day. Very moving song. I especially love the duct tape on her vest! thanks for posting!

  2. 2012/04/12 9:59 am

    LOL – I missed the duct tape, Chrissy. Good eye!

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