Come celebrate the end of two weeks of hearings against Kinder Morgan! Join us at the South Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery between Robson St and Howe St.
We will honour the work of First Nations taking legal action against Kinder Morgan, and hear from Elder Shane Pointe, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Lummi Carver Jewell James, Chief Ian Campbell, Rueben George, and many others people doing incredible work.
Jewell James will be debuting the newest totem pole carved by the House of Tears Lummi Carvers, currently on tour across North America. More information on the Totem Pole Journey can be found at https://www.facebook.com/
The event will also feature a pop-up exhibit and video projections by The Natural History Museum in collaboration with Lummi Nation.
This event takes place on the Unceded Territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and mi ce:p kʷətxʷiləm (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
The House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation will travel again across the western United States and Canada with a totem pole to bring attention to proposed fossil fuel terminals, pipelines, and other facilities and the threat they pose to tribes and local communities.
This tour, Kwel’Hoy, We Draw the Line!, will celebrate victories, commemorate alliances, and prepare for the coming battles as we work together for the protection of mother earth.
Join us in this unique, indigenous event that will connect us all to the local fights we face, like Tesoro’s proposed oil by rail facility, with information about how to get involved. Presenters and performers will thread together our hearts and minds because what moves us is also what motivates us.