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A crochet chain unites a community and makes a statement in British Columbia

By: Rheanna Kish
Canadian Living
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A crochet chain unites a community and makes a statement in British Columbia

By: Rheanna Kish
Driving home this week I heard an inspiring story on CBC about the women of the Gitga'at First Nations in British Columbia and how a simple craft is becoming a peaceful symbol for something far greater. ready for crocheting This Canadian community is being faced with the challenges of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. And in a show of solidarity a small idea became a force that united the women and children of the region. The Chain of Hope is a 7 km long crocheted chain made of multicolour yarn with keepsakes, mementos and messages woven in. On Friday, June 20, 2014 this chain is being strung across the Douglas Channel from Hawkesbury Island to Hartley Bay as a positive statement and a symbol of peaceful protest.  half of the chain No matter where you stand on the issue of the pipeline, we can all be inspired by the act of a community coming together over their own firmly held beliefs and acting in such a dignified, peaceful way. images courtesy of Chain of Hope facebook page    
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A crochet chain unites a community and makes a statement in British Columbia

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