Petition Delivered in Norway!
Feb 10, 2016 — Hello everyone who signed the Dirty Salmon petition!
I just received an update today from the Wild Salmon Delegation to Norway. Clayoquot Action was able to deliver my petition at the Wild Salmon conference in Alta, north of the Arctic Circle. Kurt Oddekalv of the Green Warriors was able to actually hand the petition to the King of Norway’s attendant as they entered the conference hall.
Representatives from Sami Nation, Nuu-Chah-Nulth First Nations, Norway and Canada stood together for wild salmon and indigenous rights. Beaska Niillas, elected member of the Sami Parliament sang a traditional Sami wolf yoik, before John Rampanen of Ahousaht First Nations spoke. Tore Bongo, honoured Sami leader of the Alta Controversy (a non-violent direct action to stop a dam) also spoke. The 10-metre long petition containing your name was rolled out as shutters clicked, and the national media cameras rolled.
This became the lead story of the Sami NRK news—here’s a link: https://tv.nrk.no/serie/oddasat-tv#t=39s.
Thank you for signing the petition—your voice has been heard widely throughout Norway today!
For the salmon,
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