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Protect all lifelines from Kinder Morgan

The Protect All Lifelines at UVic brought together Environmental Studies students and community members to raise awareness and funds for Pull Together! The combined perspectives of panelists  Eric Pelkey-hereditary chief of Tsawout nation , Ana Simeon, Bill Carroll, and Emi Belliveau provided attendees with a nuanced understanding of the risk this project poses to people, indigenous communities &…
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Our territory is not a sacrifice zone: Tsleil-Waututh councillor Charlene Aleck

When Prime Minister Trudeau made his announcement that he would approve the Kinder Morgan pipeline, I was struck but his certainty that this pipeline was absolutely safe. He said: “If I thought this project was unsafe for the B.C. coast, I would reject it.” How could he say that? How can he not know that hundreds of scientists have looked at this project and said that it isn’t safe? Not for the water and certainly not for the climate. The assessment that we had done by experts showed more than a 70 per cent chance of a serious spill in the next 50 years. Officials in Washington State have expressed serious concerns about Canada's inability to respond to a spill, even with the new commitments made by our Prime Minister. This is a drastic contradiction.
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Walk for the Salish Sea

Join all or any part of this 4-day, family-friendly, broad-based citizen’s walk (or roll) over the Easter long-weekend, from Songhees to Tsleil-waututh territory, Victoria B.C to Burnaby, in unity and solidarity to protect global climate and marine ecosystems of the Salish Sea and surrounding communities from the threat of expanded tar sands pipelines and tanker…
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Meet the Nations: Coldwater Indian Band

Coldwater First Nation are Interior Salish people who belong to the Nlaka’pamux Nation. They are connected to other Nlaka’pamux communities through shared values, language and ancestry. Locally, Coldwater  people are known as C’eletkwmx, and their regional affiliation is with the Scw’exmx, the “People of the Creeks.” Coldwater was among the first Nations to sign on with Pull Together.…
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Calabash Rocks Out for Pull Together

The 23rd edition of Calablast Tuesday is back and this time we’re currating a night of music in support of First Nations led legal challenges against the Kinder Morgan pipeline! Who knew stopping pipelines could be so much fun? We stand as a community against Kinder Morgan with First Nations as they defend their territory…
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Moksha Yoga Burnaby pulls together to protect the coast

Through the months of January and February, Moksha Yoga Burnaby hot yoga studio are raising funds for First Nations legal challenges to the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tankers project.   Moksha Yoga Burnaby are standing up to ensure that all parties have an active voice in how development takes place in First Nations traditional territory, and that First Nations groups have…
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