Anyone familiar with the dealings of the people of Eeyou Istchee (James Bay Cree) with Hydro-Québec will see some similarities with this story:
Panama: Video On Ngobe-Bugle People And Defending The Rio Chorcha From Dams
* Visit the Ngobe village on the River Chorcha in the Ngobe-Bugle of Panama where a company intends to build a dam.
* Commentaries of community leaders and people living on the grounds that the company wants to flood.
The hydroelectric dam on the River Chorcha is NOT to electrify communities of the region (who live with poverty level to 97%), but to take the city and sell electricity to other countries through the interconnection that is part of “Plan Puebla Panama.”
Ngobe rights have been violated in the process of the Chorcha project approval. We call for solidarity and prayers of everyone at this difficult time. May the God of life always guide your path to peace and justice.
If you’re lucky enough to have a decent internet connection, you can view a video by visiting the above link. I haven’t seen it as my internet connection is too slow and spotty to allow me to view videos. So if anyone watches it, please let me know your thoughts.