Please come together for a community potluck feast, speakers and music in solidarity with First Nations and fellow community members against the tar sands, Kinder Morgan and all dangerous fossil fuel expansion, threatening climate, coast, indigenous sovereignty, Douglas Treaty and water rights on the first night of the Walk 4 the Salish Sea!, a 4-day walk from Victoria to the Kinder Morgan terminal in Burnaby. (https://www.facebook.com/events/955947501203696/ or visit walk4salishsea.ca)
We are grateful for the hospitality and welcome from the Tsawout First Nations, among 59 First Nations officially opposed and leading the resistance to the Kinder Morgan pipeline/tanker expansion and its seven-fold increase in the supertanker transport of lethal diluted bitumen from the tar sands across the Salish Sea.
This is an opportunity to hear W̱SÁNEĆ and settler/environmental speakers, including Tsartlip Chief Don Tom, Carver Charles Elliot, Adam Olsen, Tsawout councillor Mavis Underwood and Elder Belinda Claxton, former Douglas Treaty co-ordinator Eric Pelkey, Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May, Central Saanich councillor Alicia Cormier, Victoria City councillor Ben Isitt, Caitlyn Vernon and performers Phil Vernon, Luke Wallace, Bill Henderson, W̱SÁNEĆ drum group and more..
Please bring a potluck item with ingredients listed for those with food allergies. Smoked salmon, with vegetarian options will be provided by the organizers.
Bus transportation aboard the Community Action Bus from Victoria leaving Fernwood Square 5:30 pm-returning 9:30 is available on a registration basis at 778-265-3564.
This is a fundraising event for Pull Together-legal defense for the Coldwater and Tsleil-waututh First Nations fighting Kinder Morgan in court and for the work of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, Coast Protectors.
Suggested donations: $20-$50, nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.
Please donate generously by etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or at the event.
This event is organized by 100% volunteer-activist labour as part of the Walk 4 the Salish Sea! endorsed by the following organizations including: Social Environmental Alliance ( SEA) Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC)- Coast Protectors, Pull Together ( Raven Trust, Sierra Club BC, Force of Nature Alliance) Burnaby Residents Opposed to Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE) Greenpeace (Victoria volunteer group), Leap-Victoria, Victoria Council of Canadians, Turning the Tide, KAIROS, BC/Yukon chapter, Wilderness Committee, Greenpeace Canada, North Shore No Pipeline Expansion (NSNOPE)