When the RCMP came in to enforce a mandatory evacuation order for the wildfires burning up British Columbia’s Interior, the Tl’etinqox First Nation pushed back.
“We’ve fought fire generation after generation after generation,” said Chief Alphonse, whose nation opted to stay and help battle the fires.
Hear more of their story in the video above, produced by David Lavallee of White Gold Productions and Jeremy Williams of River Voices.
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