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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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An Oil Free Coast is Everyone’s Business

With dance parties and comedy shows, people are getting creative in their efforts to stop a pipeline. Under the tagline, “Who knew stopping a pipeline would be so much fun?”, people all across Turtle Island are using their talents and engaging their communities to support the Pull Together campaign.  This incredible community has raised over…
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Climate week sparks big shifts

A tide of wild inspiration just  ripped across the continent.  From New York to Vancouver, youth led a call that brought over 7 million people into the streets.  Amidst torrential downpours in Seattle and blazing skies in Montreal, people marched, sang, and bonded over a shared love of this planet. Denial is no longer possible: with one giant,…
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Another Barrier to TMX, Brought to You by Indigenous Nations

In a victory for the Squamish Nation — and a setback to TMX — on September 17, 2019,  B.C.’s Court of Appeal ordered ministers to reconsider the Provincial Environmental Certificate issued to Trans Mountain under the previous provincial government.  This means that BC can now impose more stringent conditions on TMX, and could, as Squamish Nation recommends,…
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Pull Together Kicks off Mass Organizing Call

Hello wonderful allies, It was great to have so many of you on our mass organizing call — over 150 people signed up for what turned out to be a combined legal briefing and strategic overview. We know that, like all of us, you have a dose of deja vu about this whole project, but…
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All Four Pull Together Nations join forces to stop TMX in court

On July 7, 2019, a number of the First Nations — including all four of the Pull Together nations supported by RAVEN — filed lawsuits to judicially review the federal government’s recent re -pproval of the Trans Mountain pipeline and tankers project. After hearing from leadership of Tsleil-Waututh, Coldwater, Squamish and Secwepemc Nations, we’re feeling energized and…
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