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The Week to End TMX – Nov. 29-Dec 3

Conscious companies are pulling together! During the Week to End TMX (November 27-December 3), businesses are joining forces to raise big $$ for Indigenous legal challenges to protect land, water, and our common future. Check out the great restaurants, yoga studios, grocers and progressive brands who are part of The Week to End TMX here,…
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Toronto vs. Trans Mountain

The Canadian government is doubling down on efforts to build the Trans Mountain Pipeline, which would run from the tar sands to the west coast, through salmon-bearing streams, parks, and Indigenous communities. Three First Nations — səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and C’eletkwmx (Coldwater) — are taking the federal government to court over the construction…
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Pull Together Nations Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh take anti-TMX cases to Supreme Court

Back in September, the Pull Together team celebrated the fact that the First Nations’ cases against Trans Mountain were going ahead even though the Federal Court of Appeal had rejected applications from Ecojustice and other environmental groups. Unfortunately, in the same September 4th decision, the judge significantly narrowed the grounds on which the Nations can…
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A new case takes on scope of Trans Mountain pipeline review

While mainstream media made a fuss over Saskatchewan’s application to intervene in the Indigenous legal challenges to TMX, today Tsleil Waututh announced they will be taking a case to the Supreme Court. Arguing that the Federal Court of Appeal’s September 4th decision — to allow six First Nations to challenge the re-approval of the pipeline…
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Making the Impossible Possible

Our incredible community of Indigenous leaders and emboldened allies have already achieved the unthinkable — from quashing Trudeau’s Trans Mountain pipeline dreams last summer to standing our ground by raising an amazing $137,000 for First Nations’ court challenges since July. Way to go Pull Together! The Pull Together movement is in it for the long haul;…
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Lummi Leads Cross-Border Action and Solidarity to stop TMX

Amid a climate crisis, the assertion of Indigenous rights in the courts is a powerful tool that supersedes electoral politics. Parties may come and go, but legal precedents leave an enduring legacy for future generations.   We’ve seen  four years of politics that touted a ‘reconciliation agenda’ — while steamrolling Indigenous nation’s concerns about expanding pipelines.  In…
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