Houston Uni’stot’en Preservation Society
IR understands that recording traditional stories fosters unity, strength and empowerment. Since 2017, IR has been working with Dark House, Lhc’et'dlï, and Uni’stot’en elders and community members on a documentary. Our goal is to nurture a relationship between the Lhc’et'dlï, Hereditary Chiefs, Wet’suwet’en Bands, elders and community members in the Wet’suwet’en territory both on- and off-reserve. Also, we provide participants with shadow opportunities in project management, procurement and videography. The Lhc’et'dlï members involved are affected by Canfor, the Pacific Trails Pipeline project, and the Coastal GasLink project.
Our objective is to bring recognition to a significant legacy and knowledge about what it has meant in one family’s decision not to take on ‘Indian status’ in the 1950’s. Living in what has now become a violent, controversial and complex development context we ask: could all of this have been avoided? We think so.
As an educational tool, we hope to inspire through the documentary unity amongst everyone who calls Lhc’et'dlï or 'where two rivers meet' home.