Fraser Canyon Swim
On Sunday, August 6th, 2017, Keely Weget-Whitney will be conquering a section the mighty Fraser River from Lillooet to the Stein River. By doing the swim, Keely aims to inspire action, raise awareness about environmental threats and solutions, and engage communities in public education and community outreach.
K’alhwá7al’ap nsnek’wnúk’wa7 Keely Weget-Whitney Nskwátsitsa. T’ít’q’etmeckan. My name is Keely Weget-Whitney, I am from the St’at’imc and Gitxsan Nation. I belong to the house of luus, wolf clan. I was born in New Westminster, and reside in Lillooet, which is right along the Fraser River. In 2011, I participated in the Sustainable Living Leadership Program, this was the beginning of my journey… I started to see my role in the community differently and realized I am a leader who needs to spread the word about sustainability amongst indigenous people. I encourage indigenous communities to be aware of the neglect; witnessing the headwaters so pure and clean turn into a muck polluted ecosystem for the salmon and dependent species. Tákem I nsnek’wnúk’w7a. All my Relations.