We’re witnessing a historic moment. The proposed Enbridge pipeline is dead! The federal government announced that it is revoking its approval for the Northern Gateway pipeline.
Seven First Nations – Gitxaala, Kitasoo/Xai’xais, Heiltsuk, Gitga’at, Haida, Nadleh Whut’en and Nak’azdli – have won the day against a multinational corporation with deep pockets, a humongous PR machine, and unimpeded access to government.
Our Goal: $600,000
This is a victory not just for the seven Pull Together nations but for all who engaged on this campaign — you donated, you organized, and WE WON!!
This is the first time First Nations successfully stopped a muti-billion dollar project with such a broad base of settler solidarity, manifesting in incredible and very real financial support. It is an unprecedented show of solidarity from the rest of Canadian society. Together, we’re a force to be reckoned with!
After rejecting Enbridge, Canada’s government announced their approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline. So: despite this victory, we have another fight on our hands. But for today, let’s celebrate!
“There is no force in the country stronger than the community we’ve built.”
Jess Housty, Heiltsuk First Nation
Let the 7 Nations know you appreciate them standing up to protect the land, air, and water that is precious to us all.
Send a thank you message and we’ll deliver copies to the Gitxaala, Kitasoo/Xai’xais, Heiltsuk, Gitga’at, Haida, Nadleh Whut’en and Nak’azdli Nations.
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People, communities, and businesses raised an incredible $598,506 in one year! We have used that money to pay for legal research, expert science, argument preparation, court time, and attendant costs such as court filing fees.
Enbridge is still fighting to win, and though their cases are well-researched and argued, these seven nations may face a Supreme Court appeal in 2016.