Creating Energy – Day of Indigenous Celebration

The Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce hosted an Indigenous Celebration on June 12.

Garry Oker of Doig River First Nation presenting artefacts at Tse’K’wa.

Garry Oker of Doig River First Nation presenting artefacts at Tse’K’wa.

The event was sponsored by BC LNG Alliance and began with a visit to Tse’K’wa (Rock House) at Charlie Lake, an 8 acre property owned by Doig River, Prophet river, and West Moberly. According to archaeological evidence, the cave site at Charlie Lake is a uniquely spiritual site that has been used and visited by humans for more than 12,000 years.

Lucy Martin and Amber Harding (NBCTA Staff) in front of Tse’K’wa (Rock House) at Charlie Lake.

Lucy Martin and Amber Harding (NBCTA Staff) in front of Tse’K’wa (Rock House) at Charlie Lake.

The day concluded with a well-attended dinner of traditional foods including bannock, bison, and moose meat stir fry. A keynote speech was delivered from Chief Clarence Louie.

Evening event at the Lido Theatre in Fort St. John.

Evening event at the Lido Theatre in Fort St. John.