Fairy Creek - Bill Jones & The History of Oppression

Fairy Creek Series / Part 4 Elder Bill Jones is 81 years old and is the spiritual leader of the Fairy Creek blockade. In this conversation, he shares his personal history growing up under oppressive Canadian laws and what allowed him to keep his sanity.
Bill is well aware of the hardship his people went through, he saw children taken away from their parents, families torn apart, and he's not surprised when his people find comfort in alcohol.

Bill voices his concerns about the mental health problems they see at the blockade. He believes that communication skills could help First Nation's people to take more leadership roles and that white and BIPOC have to find a way to work together.