- Published on Monday, 10 April 2017 13:00
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Next meeting is Tuesday April 11 at 5:30 pm
at Green Cuisine in Market Square
Walk 4 the Salish Sea
May 25-28th! Save the Date!
This mass mobilization against tar sands and Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, for decarbonzation and decolonization, and an urgent transition from dangerous fossil fuel dependency begins at Mile “0” in Victoria and ends in a grand finale right at the Kinder Morgan terminal in Burnaby. From Mile Zero to Ground Zero!
From May 25th-28th, we will march from Songhees territory in Victoria to the Kinder Morgan terminal on Tsleil-Waututh territory in Burnaby to show our support for and solidarity with the 22 municipalities, 59 First Nations and hundreds of thousands of British Columbians who oppose the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion.
The mobilization will include large marine wildlife puppets, roaming bank actions, evening programs, info workshops, ceremony, reconciliation/talking circles, a rally aboard BC Ferries, and nightly entertainment. The Walk will end with a Freedom Festival featuring mass civil-disobedience teach-ins right at the gates of the Kinder-Morgan Terminal. Accommodations and communal dinners will be provided for registered participants.
For more detailed info on route info, fundraising, and registering to walk, please visit our website:
Standing with First Nations Against KM! Fundraiser
May 25, 6-9 pm
Tsawout Gathering Strength Gymnasium
7728 Tetayut Rd., Saanichton
Please come and show 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 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.
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 a seven-fold increase in the supertanker transport of lethal diluted bitumen from the tar sands across the Salish Sea.
W̱SÁNEĆ and settler/environmental speakers, including:
Tsartlip Chief Don Tom
Carver Charles Elliot
Tsawout councilor Mavis Underwood
Elder Belinda Claxton
Former Douglas Treaty co-ordinator Eric Pelkey
Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May
Central Saanich councilor Alicia Cormier
Victoria City councilor Ben Isitt
and performances by
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.
And for all you budding activist artists...
Walk 4 Salish Sea! Art Build
Thursday, April 20th, 7 pm
1241 Balmoral Rd. Community Room
Help construct marine wildlife creations for the 4-day procession to the Kinder Morgan terminal, against tar sands expansion on the Salish Sea! Please bring paint, brushes, plastic bags, masking tape etc.
Together let’s show our commitment to Protect Academic Freedom, Support Science and Evidence Based Policy Making
Also visit the website for the March in Washington, DC:
SEA is still taking inventory!
Help the local activist community build our capacity and create more impact!
If you haven't already done so, please take two minutes to complete this questionnaire designed to take stock of the skills, talents, ideas and resources we can share among ourselves. The intent is to share these results thereby reducing some of the legwork involved in organizing actions, events, meetings etc. If we let each other know how exactly we can help as activists, it makes it much easier in approaching each other when assistance is needed!
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'Hot Buttons' Now Available!
Here’s a simple action that you can take to help shift the tide. Download the No Corporate Christy button design on this website. Send it to people all over the province who, like you, are appalled at the way big money runs the show in BC politics. Make your own buttons from the design – either at home or commercially. Spread the message far and wide, especially in ridings where the Liberals stand a chance of electing a candidate.
Contact Larry Hannant who has buttons available locally at
And stay tuned
for the next facilitated event on decolonization!
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The overwhelming response to the first workshop hosted by the Indigenous Solidarity Working Group was a testament to the longing and the need for this important work to take place in the community.
We are working on plans for another event in May! More details soon!
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