Small Businesses have made Big Impact

This is a shout out to thank the small businesses that have supported the fight against trans mountain. And we want you to join us in thanking them.  If you have the means, please support these businesses by buying gift cards, reviewing their stores with five stars, and sharing the love for their products with…
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Pancakes and Jam: Watch the Livestream!

In a very fitting partnership with Vine Arts Festival, last Saturday we hosted hundreds of passionate people in a virtual, live performance of music, art and poetry in solidarity with First Nations opposed to the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker expansion. Artists have been a part of the powerful backbone to the Pull Together movement…
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Pancakes and Jam – an online brunch party with live music!

May 2nd, 10:30 – PDT Join us for an online brunch cafe, in collaboration with Vines Art Festival! Poetry, pancakes, and beautiful solidarity.  Sign up here https://mailchi.mp/raventrust/pancakesnjam and you’ll get a link to the Zoom call in your inbox. Host Mary Lovell will be joined by Jillian Christmas, Desiree Dawson and Kin Balam! Make yourself some…
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First Nations Persevere with a Supreme Court Appeal to Stop TMX

Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Coldwater Band held a press conference on April 7th, 2020 to announce their appeal of the Federal Court of Appeal decision in their ongoing efforts to stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project approval.  The project was initially quashed in 2018 for insufficient consultation with First Nations and the failure to take…
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Nations take their fight against TMX to the Supreme Court

Right now, with the whole country in lock-down, construction is continuing at tanker terminals in Burnaby.  Meanwhile, Indigenous Nations are taking their case against TMX to the Supreme Court. If you can, now is the time to lean in and support strategic legal challenges.  On April 6, Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Coldwater Nations launched a Supreme…
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Watch Episode 5, “Wellhead to Tidewater” with Eriel Deranger

Episode 5 – our last episode in Pull Together’s 5 part webinar series – was a great way to wrap up the ranging discussions we’ve been having over the past weeks. Watch: https://vimeo.com/397065377 Our guest speaker was Eriel Deranger of Indigenous Climate Action. For many years, Eriel has brought together resistance to tar sands and…
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Watch Episode 4, “Wellhead to Tidewater” with Isabella Zizi

Isabella grew up in Richmond, CA living roughly two miles away from the Richmond Chevron Refinery. Just one month after her high school graduation, on August 6, 2012, the refinery had a massive explosion that sent 15,000 residents to the hospital. This is when she knew work had to be done. Since then, her community-based organizing has taken…
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TMX: Supreme Court of Canada Denies Leave, as Tsleil Waututh announces another appeal

The following is a media statement from Tsleil Waututh, issued March 5, 2020: The Supreme Court of Canada has denied leave to appeal a decision by the Federal Court of Appeal from September 4th, 2019 which significantly limited the grounds that the First Nations, including Tsleil-Waututh, could argue in the recent Coldwater case.  Tsleil-Waututh announced today that they…
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