River Gathering Draws 600 Northerners

Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 15:45




Another River Gathering has come and gone, and organizers say it was a smashing success.


About 600 northerners gathered in Sandy Bay this weekend to talk about a variety of issues and concerns, including how northern residents can get a bigger say on northern resources.


Spokesperson Ina Fietz-Ray says this past weekend’s event saw the sitting of the first Northern River Council, and she’s expecting the movement to pick up steam in the years ahead.


Fietz-Ray is also urging critics of the idea to give it time.


Organizers are hoping to hold next year’s River Gathering near Buffalo Narrows.