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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Watch Episode 3 “Wellhead to Tidewater” with Anjali Appadurai

Anjali Appadurai from Sierra Club B.C. and the Padma Centre for Climate Justice spoke on the webinar episode about the global climate movement and organizing against climate change, and what this pipeline’s impact on Canada’s commitment on greenhouse gas emissions and the global South. Anjali’s family comes from Humble Nadu, a state in India’s southernmost tip.…
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Watch Episode 2 “Wellhead to Tidewater” with Kayah George

Kayah George of Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Tulalip Tribes spoke on what her communities have been organizing and the impacts of the super tankers on the Salish Sea, as well as on language and culture.  Click HERE to Watch and share! Kayah spoke with Sam Suarez, an organizer living in Oregon who has been travelling throughout the…
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Episode 1: “Wellhead to Tidewater” with WCEL’s Eugene Kung is now online!

We had an amazing 720 people sign up for our Pull Together organizing webinar series. Just a week after the TMX Federal Court decision, it was amazing to have Tsleil Waututh lawyer Eugene Kung on the call to walk us through the next steps for Indigenous legal action and to inspire us with how many…
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