Inspiring grandmothers kick out one of the largest oil companies in the world from their lands.
7 years in the making, Inheriting Tl’abane follows the lives of the Klabona Keepers, the grandmothers of Iskut, as they blockade countless companies from entering their sacred lands. The story unravels the colonial legacy and trauma that the elders overcame through healing on the land and defending it. The film is set in Tl’abane, known as the Sacred Headwaters, the birthplace of the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass watersheds, some of the largest salmon bearing rivers in North America. Chronicling 14 years, the film captures how elders, youth and industry workers came together to protect their territory from encroaching companies seeking to exploit the land. Without this community, the Sacred Headwaters would be devastated by an open pit coal mine, littered with natural gas wells.
From its very inception, this project was created to inspire, educate and make an impact.
This film will inspire and motivate future generations to stand for their rights.
We plan on using this film to play into the active movement to permanently protect Klappan Mountain in the Tl'abane!
This film shows what is possible and the power of community coming together. We hope this film can inspire fellow land defenders and communities fighting to protect their territories from encroaching companies and the toxification of lands from resource extraction and developments.