Service Hours Cabaret for Pull Together vs. Kinder Morgan (Sept 15 Vancouver BC Canada)
Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

Service Hours Cabaret for Pull Together vs. Kinder Morgan (Sept 15 Vancouver BC Canada)

  • Canadian Memorial United Church (map)
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The People vs. Kinder Morgan! An evening of music (folk, protest, solidarity, classical, indigenous), stories of resistance, and Earnest Ice Cream with 100% proceeds going to support Raven Trust's Pull Together Campaign to raise funds for the First Nations court challenge of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. 

Featuring: Abigail, Songtree, Chris Lok, Johanna Hauser, Stephen Tanner, Barry Truter, Stoo Born, Don Burton... and more.... 

What's not to love? The evening is being organized and hosted by Tama Ward and Johanna Hauser who were arrested in March at the gates of Kinder Morgan to meet the requirements of their court-ordered service hours. Entrance is by donation. Come with a plan to give generously, however that looks in relation to your own means (All donations are tax-deductable. Cheques can be made out to Raven Trust). This is an all-ages friendly evening without alcohol. Plenty of door prizes, ice-cream, home-baked cookies, hot and cold beverages. An open house format - come and go as you like. 

For more details contact Tama at 604-803-1195 or tamaleighward@gmail.com

Not able to come but want to make a donation all the same? Go to https://fundraise.raventrust.com/team/182098

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Salish Sea Day of Action with Buckman Coe and Friends (Sept 15 Salt Spring Island BC Canada)
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Salish Sea Day of Action with Buckman Coe and Friends (Sept 15 Salt Spring Island BC Canada)

Come hear Vancouver soul funk troubadour Buckman Coe with special guests at Salt Spring's sweetest southend dance hall. 

Join us for a ceremony to honour our Salish Sea orcas followed by delicious desserts with a very special guest speaker + singer, then welcome Buckman Coe who'll share a suite of his earthy, gorgeous songs. Night wraps up with Dance Temple DJ Shauna Devlin. 

All proceeds to RAVEN Trust's "Stand with Coast Heroes" campaign in support of Indigenous legal challenges. 
https://raventrust.com

•TICKETS•
Tix via the link or etransfer $20 per ticket to andrea@raventrust.com.

•ITINERARY• 
7pm• Salish Sea Ceremony - opening & welcoming, water blessing. 

8pm• Desert & Discussion - Desert, guest speakers and live music kick off. 

9pm• Buckman Coe {Vancouver}
http://www.buckmancoe.com

10pm• Shauna Devlin {SSI dance temple} 
https://www.shaunadevlin.net/

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How to Stop Kinder Morgan (May 20 Vancouver BC Canada)
May
20
12:30 PM12:30

How to Stop Kinder Morgan (May 20 Vancouver BC Canada)

How to Stop Kinder Morgan: Bruce McIvor will talk about his recently published book: First People's Law.

Bruce will be reading from his newly released book, First Peoples Law: Essays on Canadian Law and Decolonization, and will be discussing Aboriginal rights and large-scale resource development.

Dr. Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is principal of First Peoples Law. Bruce represents First Nations across Canada
and is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading practitioner of Aboriginal law in Canada. Bruce is a proud Métis from the Red River in Manitoba. He holds a law degree, a Ph.D. in Aboriginal and environmental history, and is a Fulbright Scholar.

Books will be available for purchase by donation with proceeds going to charity.

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Kinder Morgan Pipeline? Don't Bank On It! Rally + March (May 12 Vancouver BC Canada)
May
12
1:00 PM13:00

Kinder Morgan Pipeline? Don't Bank On It! Rally + March (May 12 Vancouver BC Canada)

KINDER MORGAN PIPELINE? DON'T BANK ON IT!

Clearly the opposition to Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project is doing something right. The project is way behind schedule, and the Texas oil giant announced last week they are halting all "non essential spending" while they reevaluate and make a new announcement after May 31. This makes the next six weeks of organizing extremely important. 

Kinder Morgan is trying to pressure federal and provincial governments to intervene more forcefully to get the project built. On cue, Prime Minister Trudeau called an emergency cabinet meeting to reaffirm they will use all possible means to get the pipeline built, and Alberta NDP Premier Rachel Notley has made increasingly extreme threats against the people of British Columbia if the pipeline project does not go ahead. 

Through it all, the indigenous-led resistance to the dirty Tar Sands project has remained strong, united and committed to taking action to stop the pipeline and defend our communities and planet. 

Join us for a rally and march which begins at the pipeline's biggest investor, TD Bank's, BC headquarters, and then continues through Vancouver to the locations of several other large investors and big businesses trying to profit from this dangerous and unnecessary project. 

They say, "This pipeline will be built." We say, "Don't bank on it!"

No Consent, No Pipeline!
People and Planet Before Pipelines and Profit!

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Don't Frack PEI Celebrates Legislative Fracking Ban (May 10 Charlottetown PEI Canada)
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Don't Frack PEI Celebrates Legislative Fracking Ban (May 10 Charlottetown PEI Canada)

Don't Frack PEI wants to celebrate its win on achieving a legislated ban to fracking within the Province's new Water Act - No Frack PEI has lobbied for this since it's founding meeting and despite moratoriums and bans in place in Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland - it took till the final round of changes made in The Water Act that this was achieved for Prince Edward Island - where we want to protect our water from degradation for future generations - the program will include musical performances from Teresa Doyle and Tony Reddin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIty_xOTiM4

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Directly Affected: Pipeline Under Pressure | Victoria (May 9 Victoria BC Canada)
May
9
6:15 PM18:15

Directly Affected: Pipeline Under Pressure | Victoria (May 9 Victoria BC Canada)

Join us at the Vic Theatre for a screening of director Zack Embree's compelling new documentary Directly Affected: Pipeline Under Pressure, which takes an in-depth look at the issues surrounding the Kinder Morgan pipeline. 

Zack will be in attendance and will participate in a post-screening Q&A, as will some other special guests (more info coming soon). 

Presented by: 

Sierra Club

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Stop the Kinder Morgan Bailout - Kingston Rally (May 4 Kingston Ontario Canada)
May
4
5:30 PM17:30

Stop the Kinder Morgan Bailout - Kingston Rally (May 4 Kingston Ontario Canada)

  • 841 Princess Street Kingston, ON, K7L 1G9 Canada (map)
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Please join 350 Kingston and your fellow citizens of all ages and across the political spectrum to send a message to our MP, Mark Gerretsen and the Trudeau Liberals that we reject their plan to bailout the Kinder Morgan Pipeline. 

Kinder Morgan didn't pay any taxes to the Canadian government in 2017, but Justin Trudeau wants to hand the Texas oil giant $2 Billion of our tax dollars to help keep the troubled project alive. We don't think that's a good use of public funds.

Learn more - www.350Kingston.org

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PeoplevsKM Ottawa-Vanier MP Mona Fortier (May 4 Vanier ON Canada)
May
4
4:00 PM16:00

PeoplevsKM Ottawa-Vanier MP Mona Fortier (May 4 Vanier ON Canada)

  • 233 Montreal Road Vanier, ON, K1L 5P8 Canada (map)
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Come rally and hopefully meet Ottawa-Vanier MP Mona Fortier to express your concerns regarding the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline.

As part of the Liberal government, MP Fortier support for the pipeline betrays commitments made by the Liberals to Indigenous rights and reconciliation, to sustainable economic investments, and environmental protection.

Please join us in raising our voices! Bring friends, signs, pots and pans, musical instruments, whatever helps you communicate!

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Voila l'occasion pour exprimer vos inquiétudes face à la menace d'oléoduc Kinder Morgan. Venez rassembler en grand nombre devant le bureau de la deputee d'Ottawa-Vanier, Mme. Mona Fortier.

En tant qu'une deputee liberale, le soutien de Mme Fortier à la construction du projet Kinder Morgan représente la grande trahison des liberaux et de leurs engagements aux impératifs de la réconciliation et des droits autochtones, aux investissements économiques durables, et à la protection de l'environnement.

Joignez-vous à nous pour rassembler à voix forte! On espère de vous voir aux pancartes, aux casseroles, aux instruments de musique ou tout autre outil pour vous exprimer.

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Stop Kinder Morgan - Respect Indigenous Rights (May 3 St Catharines Ontario Canada)
May
3
9:00 AM09:00

Stop Kinder Morgan - Respect Indigenous Rights (May 3 St Catharines Ontario Canada)

  • 61 Geneva Street St. Catharines, ON, L2R 4M6 Canada (map)
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https://act.350.org/event/stop-km-national-actions-trudeau_attend/14026

Kinder Morgan is poised to start a key phase of construction on a pipeline and tanker project that would put hundreds of rivers and streams at risk of oil spills -- but a powerful movement is rising up to defend the land, water, and climate. 

On March 10th Coast Salish spiritual leaders and members raised a traditional Coast Salish Watch House near the pipeline route which will act as a base for resistance to the project. 10,000 people in Metro Vancouver marched in solidarity on the same day. Now, Indigenous leaders and local residents are preparing to take bold action on the ground. 

The last month, the nation has seen backlash against the Liberal Governments decision to push through Kinder Morgan, ignoring indigenous rights and the climate catastrophe. The last week, Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Government has been having meetings with Kinder Morgan, attempting do anything possible to see this pipeline built. He has considered spending billions of tax payers dollars, use heavily armed authority and even buy the pipeline. 

In St. Catharines, we must join thousands across the country to demonstrate that our community will not stand complicit in this project. We will urge our Liberal MP to take an active stand against climate change and environmental racism. 

Our event will take place on traditional Anishinabek (ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᒃ) Haudenosauneega (Iroquois) land.

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Manif contre Kinder Morgan - Kinder Morgan Pipeline Demo (May 3 Gatineau QC Canada)
May
3
8:00 AM08:00

Manif contre Kinder Morgan - Kinder Morgan Pipeline Demo (May 3 Gatineau QC Canada)

  • 179 Promenade du Portage Gatineau, QC, J8X Canada (map)
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Venez dire à Greg Fergus ce que des leaders pour le climat peuvent faire avec 2 milliards de dollars à la place d'investir dans un oléoduc de sable bitumineux.


Come tell MP Greg Fergus what climate leaders could do with $2 Billion dollars instead of investing in a tar sands pipeline. 

We will be collecting suggestions before and during the event and delivering them, written on $2B dollar bills, to MP Fergus on May 4. Post your suggestions here!

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No Kinder Morgan bailout! Lunch rallies at MP offices! (May 2-4 Vancouver BC Canada)
May
2
12:00 PM12:00

No Kinder Morgan bailout! Lunch rallies at MP offices! (May 2-4 Vancouver BC Canada)

Kinder Morgan has announced it will pull the plug on its pipeline at the end of May due to “unquantifiable risk” unless it gets certainty the project can move forward. It points to continued opposition from the BC government, but we know the court cases and frontline opposition from Indigenous communities are the biggest threats.

Now Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants to bail out Kinder Morgan using your taxpayer dollars. That’s right — Canada plans to throw public money at a failing project when even the proponent doesn’t think it can be built.

These next few weeks will be crucial to making sure that does not happen. We need you, and everyone you know, to join us outside the offices of four influential Liberal MPs. Jody Wilson-Raybould, Harjit Sajjan, Jonathan Wilkinson and Carla Qualtrough need to stand up to their leader and stand up for BC.

Please join Wilderness Committee outside each of their offices the first week of May to demand they stop this ridiculous plan to bail out Kinder Morgan at the expense of the coast, the climate, Indigenous communities and now the public purse. 

May 1 at Jody Wilson-Raybould’s office — 104, 1245 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC
May 2 at Harjit Sajjan’s office — 6406 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC
May 3 at Jonathan Wilkonson’s office — 102 3rd St W, North Vancouver, BC
May 4 at Carla Qualtrough’s office — 104, 7511 120th Street, Delta, BC

Bring your pots and pans, bring your spoons, most importantly bring your friends and we will make some noise to demand our representatives start doing their job and stop the Kinder Morgan bailout!

These events are held on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie and Tsawwassen territories.

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Green Regs and Ham: Pickerel*, Pipelines and Pancakes (April 24 Edmonton Alberta Canada)
Apr
24
7:00 AM07:00

Green Regs and Ham: Pickerel*, Pipelines and Pancakes (April 24 Edmonton Alberta Canada)

  • The Environmental Law Centre (Alberta) (map)
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A breakfast discussion about the evolving role of the federal government in environmental regulation with Professor Martin Olszynski from the University of Calgary.
*because walleye alliteration was too difficult
Green Regs and Ham Event Details: 
Date: April 24, 2018
Location: Chateau Lacombe, 10111 Bellamy Hill Rd NW, Edmonton
Start Time: 7:30 am (Breakfast served at 7:30 am; program begins at 8:00 am)
End Time: 9:15 am
Tickets $35 per person

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Carr and Notley: climate + Indigenous rights > Kinder Morgan (April 23-24 Ottawa Ontario Canada)
Apr
23
to Apr 24

Carr and Notley: climate + Indigenous rights > Kinder Morgan (April 23-24 Ottawa Ontario Canada)

  • Tabaret Hall - University of Ottawa (map)
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Jim Carr, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, will be making a keynote addresses at the event titled 'Public Confidence in Energy Decision-Making: How is Canada Doing?"

So let's answer that question by gathering en mass and making a lot of noise to send the message loud and clear that people across Canada have no confidence in a government that insists on supporting a pipelines like Kinder Morgan that violates Indigenous rights and puts our climate at risk.

More details to come!

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Nonviolent Direct Action Training Against Kinder Morgan (April 22 Victoria BC Canada)
Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Nonviolent Direct Action Training Against Kinder Morgan (April 22 Victoria BC Canada)

Want to learn more about nonviolent moral action this spring to challenge indigenous racism, the dirty carbon economy and Trudeau’s deceptive climate narrative?

Thinking of participating in local civil disobedience actions being organized by Rise & Resist in Victoria or the international mass mobilization against the Kinder Morgan pipeline in Burnaby?

In the spirit and tradition of everyday people of conscience engaging in nonviolent direct action/risking arrest to expose and engage in moral witness against injustice, we will conduct a training at 1-5pm on April 22 in Victoria, B.C. followed by a potluck dinner, climate emergency speakers (6:30-9), and dancing and song until midnight.

Experienced trainers from the Rise & Resist collective and Greenpeace Victoria will facilitate the training.

It's important that participants plan to attend the full training. Format will include small and large group discussion, role-plays and other interactive exercises. Please dress comfortably.

There is no fee to attend the training, but we will collect donations at the event to help cover costs. 

Please contact 250.857.4078 or HBreen@shaw.ca if you have questions.

This event is hosted and co-sponsored by Rise & Resist, Social and Environmental Alliance, Greenpeace Victoria, Leap Victoria and the Victoria Event Centre.

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No Bailouts for Kinder Morgan! #NotWithMyMoney (April 20 Hamilton Ontario Canada)
Apr
20
3:00 PM15:00

No Bailouts for Kinder Morgan! #NotWithMyMoney (April 20 Hamilton Ontario Canada)

  • King Street West at MacNab Hamilton, Ontario Canada (map)
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On April 20th, please join the Hamilton 350 Committee and other organizations to tell governments and banks: #NotWithMyMoney! We do not want our money -- our taxes, our savings accounts, our mortgage payments -- going to fund the Kinder Morgan tarsands pipeline. We want to let governments and banks know that we oppose any pipeline bailouts of any kind, and that they must begin to act in ways that truly respect Indigenous rights and reflect the urgent demands placed on all of us by climate change.

The picket will be happening at 3pm outside the downtown Hamilton branch of TD Canada Trust -- it's part of Jackson Square, and faces the street on King Street West at MacNab. We chose the TD location because it emphasizes that Canadian banks, and especially TD, are already the major funders of this pipeline and others, and of the tar sands themselves. Without funding from TD and other funding like it, the Kinder Morgan pipeline could not be built.

After the picket, we encourage you to attend a community town hall on trade justice issues organized by Unifor and the Council of Canadians that is happening nearby -- you can hear Maude Barlow starting at 5:30 pm at the Sheraton Hotel. Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/157366068425487/

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Stop Kinder Morgan: Banner Drop!  (April 18 Victoria BC Canada)
Apr
18
7:30 AM07:30

Stop Kinder Morgan: Banner Drop! (April 18 Victoria BC Canada)

  • Douglas st. at Carey Rd Victoria, British Columbia Canada (map)
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We are doing a Stop Kinder Morgan banner drop on Wednesday, April 18th from 7:30-9am to raise awareness about this urgent campaign.

Come show your support for Indigenous nations and coastal communities fighting in court against the Kinder Morgan pipeline! Justin Trudeau has until May 31st to prove to Kinder Morgan that their pipeline can be built. It is a crucial time to send a loud and clear message that this pipeline will never be built! Join us!

The banner drop will be at the pedestrian overpass on Douglas & Carey Rd. near Uptown mall. We need volunteers to wave at the oncoming rush hour traffic from the bridge. Bring your friends & family! The more the merrier. Bring noisemakers!

If you need a ride, let me know. We have a few extra spots in our vehicle.

Any questions? Please contact me at emily@wildernesscommittee.org

We would like to acknowledge that this event will be taking place on the traditional unceded territory of the Lekwungen Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations.

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Surrey and the Kinder Morgan Pipeline (April 10 Surrey BC Canada)
Apr
10
5:30 PM17:30

Surrey and the Kinder Morgan Pipeline (April 10 Surrey BC Canada)

The PIPE UP Network has been organizing to stop the Kinder Morgan Pipeline expansion for years, including helping to get Kwantlen Polytechnic University to back out of a Memorandum of Understanding with Kinder Morgan. 

This meeting is to bring together residents of Surrey to talk about how we want to organize in light of activities on Burnaby Mountain, the City of Surrey retracting their statement of opposition, and future initiatives.

All are welcome and our meetings are child friendly.

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Tar Sands to the Salish Sea: Resisting Pipelines & Profits (March 23 Vancouver BC Canada)
Mar
23
6:30 PM18:30

Tar Sands to the Salish Sea: Resisting Pipelines & Profits (March 23 Vancouver BC Canada)

  • pin 154 E 10th Ave Vancouver, BC V5T 1Z4, Canada (map)
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Tar Sands to the Salish Sea: 
Solidarity Against Pipelines & Profits

Friday March 23rd @ 6:30 pm
Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral Auditorium
154 E 10th Ave, Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories

On facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/158269728315834/

This is a free and child friendly event & child minding available on site. The venue and washrooms are wheelchair accessible and ASL translation will be available.

Mike Mercredi, from Fort Chipewyan, spoke throughout territories along the Kinder Morgan pipeline 10 years ago in order to raise awareness of the devastation caused by the tar sands developments upon the land, people and the climate. His message helped spawn what is now wide spread awareness and opposition to the pipeline, opposition which at the time was both an act of local resistance but also a very clear act of solidarity with communities downstream of the tar sands. 

During that tour Mike exposed the colonial and racist foundations of the tar sands when he reminded audiences that “if the Athabasca River flowed south, into Edmonton, the tar sands would be shut down tomorrow.” The environmental racism is as obvious as the commitment of various levels of government to protect the profits of corporations. This never ending thirst for profits is displacing communities from their lands all around the world as well as from their homes in the cities and making it necessary impacted communities to create genuine solidarity between movements in order to confront the power corporations and the governments they sponsor.

Join us on March 23rd as we reaffirm and expand the solidarity when Mike returns to the west coast and is joined by communities and nations all along the pipeline route united in opposition to the tar sands, to pipelines, to displacement and to corporate profiteers.

Panel presentation with:

Brandon Gabriel (Kwelexwecten) - Kwantlen Nation. Brandon is a renowned and award winning artist currently organizing against the pipeline crossing Kwantlen Territories.

Natalie Knight - Yurok from northern California and Navajo from New Mexico. Natalie lives on unceded Coast Salish territories and is a member of Alliance Against Displacement.

Jeff McNeil-Seymour - Tk'emlúps te Secwepemc Nation. Jeff is two-spirit land and water defender and instructor at Thompson Rivers University and is working to stop the pipeline and man camps.

Mike Mercredi - Athabasca Dene from Fort Chipewyan, Treaty 8 Territory downstream of the Tar Sands. Mike helped spark resistance to the Tar Sands & proposed pipelines to the west.

Billie Pierre - Nlaka'pamux Nation. Billie is long been engaged in indigenous sovereignty movements and is organizing with Nlaka'pamux Grassroots in opposition to the pipeline.

Michelle Vendiola - Walker River Paiute Tribal member, member of the Red Line Salish Sea that organizes to protect land, water, and air in Coast Salish Territories.


For more information please contact: hgrewal@canadians.org

This event is being supported and endorsed by Secwepemc Grassroots, Nlaka’Pamux Grassroots, Stand With Kwantlen, Eyes on KM, Sacred Fire Network, BROKE, 350 Vancouver, Streams of Justice, Salal and Cedar, Council of Canadians, Right to Food Zine, In Solidarity with All Land Defenders, Red Line Salish Sea, Rise and Resist Kinder Morgan (Victoria), Connecting the Dots with Café Rebelde, Sea Wolves.

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No Consent? No Expansion! Stop KM Rally (Feb 22 N. Vancouver BC Canada)
Feb
22
5:00 PM17:00

No Consent? No Expansion! Stop KM Rally (Feb 22 N. Vancouver BC Canada)

Did you know Kinder Morgan are planning to expand their diesel facility in North Vancouver (Squamish territory)? Kinder Morgan do not have the consent of the Squamish band members to construct these two additional fuel storage tanks and related infrastructure!

Sut'lut Antone and Clarissa Antone invite you to a peaceful rally in front of The Grouse Inn (1633 Capilano Rd. and Marine Dr.) where KM will be holding their "info session." Bring your good energy, banners, signs, and be ready to make some noise! 

Contact: Clarissa Antone 604-779-4201

Apparently, KM only have to advise people living within 500 meters of the proposed expansion! 
Here is an excerpt from the flyer that KM are delivering to homes in North Vancouver/Squamish reserve:
"KM Canada Marine Terminal Limited Partnership (the Applicant) is proposing to expand their diesel handling capabilities at 1995 W 1st St., North Vancouver by way of the Vancouver Wharves Diesel Handling Facility Expansion Project. As part of the Development Permit Application review process, the Applicant invites you to attend a Public Information Meeting to share information about this proposed Project."

#StopKM #WaterIsLife

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Idle No More Toronto Round Dance (Dec 21 Toronto, Ontario Canada)
Dec
21
2:00 PM14:00

Idle No More Toronto Round Dance (Dec 21 Toronto, Ontario Canada)

Its Round Dance Time! Calling all Hand Drummers to join us to sing & drum. On December 21, 2017 Join Idle No More Toronto & Idle No More Ontario for Round Dance at Yonge & Dundas Square in downtown Toronto. 
Its 5 years ago on December 21, 2012 since Idle No More marched and rallied on Parliament Hill, Ottawa and rallied all across this Nation to bring awareness to Indigenous issues and water and land protection.

Speakers:
-Carrie Lester to do Opening
-Tori Cress Idle No More Ontario
-Indigenous Youth

There will be a rally at INAC, 25 St. Clair Avenue East at 12 noon and then a March leaving at 1:00 pm from there to downtown Yonge & Dundas Square for the Round Dance at 2:00 pm.

Information from Ground Zero INAC:
Event Link: #NOMIC:

https://web.facebook.com/events/394266944342568/

Our vision is to hold a Forum and March on December 20 & 21, to open up space and a platform for the youth of the Northern Indigenous communities who have expressed interest in joining us and sharing their stories and vision in their own words and how we may all contribute in a meaningful way moving forward to bring about change.

On December 19, 2017 Potluck Feast and Gathering (details in the works)
On December 20, 2017 there will be an informal forum (location TBA) where we will hear from the youth as they share with us and engage in meaningful conversation on how we can and will do better in our relations as Treaty partner as we work towards reconciling our relations.
When: December 21, 2017
Where: 25 St. Clair Ave E
Time: Gathering at 12noon
March begins at 1pm
Round dance at 2pm
we will March (route yet TBA) together to a Round Dance Ceremony (hosted by INM~Toronto and Ontario) 
*** so bring your drums, shakers and signs

"Since July 20, 2017, members of the Grassroots Indigenous Movement of Tkaronto have been holding Vigil and space at #GroundZeroINAC outside of the Ontario Regional Offices of newly named DISC (Department of Indigenous Services Canada), formally known as INAC (Indigenous Northern Affairs Canada) in an effort to raise awareness about the Indigenous Youth suicide crisis and to assist in amplifying the voices of First Nations, Metis and Inuit children, youth, families and Nation on a whole, that have consistently found themselves in crisis mode and having to issue state of emergency after state of emergency due to living in third world conditions in a first world setting as a result of colonization, resource extraction, inaction by the governing Canadian state and its agents, coupled with the inequality and disparity they have faced in comparison to the non-indigenous population.

The suicide epidemic affecting First Nations communities has been a national crisis for decades to the point where in 1990 Pikangikum become the number one suicide capital of the world. The suicide epidemic attracted international headlines after three communities were moved to declare a state of emergency in response to a series of deaths.

Till this day there has been little to no action in terms of short term immediate solutions that are easily obtainable and sustainable. There has been report after report, inquiry after inquiry, recommendation after recommendation made, to which have yet to be implemented in an effort to reduce the number of suicides, missing and murder, child apprehensions, incarceration rates, rapes, boiling water advisories, food insecurities, inadequate housing and shelters, coupled with the lack of funding and services that is administered in comparison to the non-indigenous population.
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The time for talk is over and we are demanding action now! 

There is no more room nor time to delay the full implementation of the following: (but not limited to as there still so much work to do)

• Jordan's Principle (Adopted in 2007... still yet to be implemented) 
* Recommendation number 3 of the TRC 94 Calls to Action for Reconciliation

Jordan’s Principle is a child-first principle intended to resolve jurisdictional disputes within, and between, provincial/territorial and federal governments concerning payment for services to First Nations children when the service is available to all other children."

We insist the current Liberal Government Implement and adopt in all its policy the United Nations Declaration on The Rights of Indigenous People, Bill C-262.

See you then.
 

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Pints Not Pipelines 3.0 (Dec 6 Victoria BC Canada)
Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

Pints Not Pipelines 3.0 (Dec 6 Victoria BC Canada)

Craft beer + Craft food + Good people + Good Cause = Good times! 

Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and tanker project poses unacceptable risks to our oceans and waterways, our climate, local economies and communities. It must never be built. First Nations have vowed to stop it in court. People, businesses, & communities are raising funds to support their court cases and stop this pipeline, together.

All admission and beer sales go directly to Pull Together– a fundraiser for First Nations lawsuits against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline. Learn more at http://pull-together.ca/

Doors open at 5:30 for after work drinks and an open mic. The event will keep rocking late into the night for dancing, munching, sipping and shenanigans!

Entry is $20 and includes THREE beer tickets! Buy now: https://fundraise.raventrust.com/events/-/e156117

Pull Together supports the Coldwater Band, Tkemlups-te-Secwe̓pemc, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations and is organized by Force of Nature Alliance, RAVEN trust, Sierra Club BC and many passionate and dedicated volunteers.

This event will be hosted on the unceded territories of the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations.

This event is 19+. Beer responsibly: arrange a ride or take transit.

Accessibility:

The Victoria Event Centre will be completing a new and detailed accessibility audit at the beginning of December, and is working to improve the accessibility (and accessibility information) of the venue. One of the washrooms has recently been modified to accommodate wheelchairs. The on-site elevator is currently undergoing a recertification process, and until that process is complete we cannot consider the venue to be wheelchair accessible. The VEC will post updates as new information is available.

- washrooms will be gender-neutral for this event

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Halifax Stands with Water Protectors - Silent Auction Fundraiser (Dec 3- Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada)
Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

Halifax Stands with Water Protectors - Silent Auction Fundraiser (Dec 3- Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada)

Water protectors are on the front lines at the mighty Shubenacadie River resisting Alton Gas. They are doing crucial work to protect the water for all of us. With winter coming, they need our support to keep them warm and safe.

***We are currently seeking donations for the silent auction.*** These contributions could be anything from earrings, to gift certificates for massage therapy, to books, to paintings, etc. 

If you have something to contribute please send an email to stopaltongas@gmail.com - please include information about what you would like to donate, approximate value, a short description and your phone number or the best way to reach you. If the object already exists and you're able to include a photo of it, please include that too!

Our deadline for accepting donations will be Friday November 24. 

Proceeds from this silent auction and performance fundraiser will directly support frontline resistance efforts against the Alton Gas Natural Gas Storage project.

This event is being planned on unceded Mi'kmaq Territory by SWAGR (Solidarity With Alton Gas Resistance), a Halifax-based group of activists from Council of Canadians, Ecology Action Centre, Solidarity Halifax, and the general community. The focus of this group is to support resistance efforts against the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project, and we take our direction from frontline Mi'kmaq communities and other residents of the surrounding area.

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Indigenous Knowledge for a Changing Climate (Nov 30 Vancouver BC Canada)
Nov
30
2:30 PM14:30

Indigenous Knowledge for a Changing Climate (Nov 30 Vancouver BC Canada)

  • First Nations Longhouse, Sty Wet Tan, The Great Hall (map)
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Date and Time: Thursday November 30, 2017, 2:30-4:00 pm
Location: First Nations Longhouse
Cost: FREE


Description: Indigenous Knowledge for a Changing Climate
How can traditional knowledge systems help with future climate change?
UBC Botanical Garden, the First Nations House of Learning and the UBC Faculty of Science are pleased to present “Indigenous Knowledge for a Changing Climate” with Dr. Nancy Turner.

The climate is changing faster than we are and urgent action for mitigation and adaptation solutions are needed. This presentation invites ethnobotanist Dr. Nancy Turner to share her stories of the intersection between traditional knowledge systems and climate change solutions. The talk will explore Indigenous knowledge, innovation for climate change, biodiversity and food security strategies at local and global levels.

Dr. Nancy Turner has spent her career working closely with First Nation Elders, her teachers, collaborators and friends to record their knowledge and understanding of ecology, resources and plants. She is Professor Emeritus in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria and has numerous awards and publications. She completed her PhD at UBC Botanical Garden in the early 1970s with Dr. Roy Taylor. She shares her received teachings from Indigenous elders and communities showcasing examples of First Nations use of resources and technologies for food, shelter and medicines.

Cancellation & Refund Policies: UBC Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel any event should the event not reach 25% capacity 5 days before. In the event that an event is cancelled, UBC Botanical Garden will offer the option of transferring to another event, or obtaining a full refund. All cancellations must be made at least 5 working days before the start of the course by contacting garden.programs@ubc.ca. A $5 processing fee is charged for cancellations. There is no fee for transferring the registration to another person.

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Kinder Morgan President in Vancouver, Let's Send Him Packing (Nov 30 Vancouver BC Canada)
Nov
30
12:00 PM12:00

Kinder Morgan President in Vancouver, Let's Send Him Packing (Nov 30 Vancouver BC Canada)

Ian Anderson, President of Kinder Morgan Canada, will be in town doing press & propaganada with Rachel Notley. We're gathering to show Ian that Trans Mountain will never be built! 

Kinder Morgan does not have consent from Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam or Squamish, whose territories the pipeline aims to cross. KM has already violated their environmental conditions by polluting rivers with plastic and interfering with salmon. We are not impressed by his company's actions.

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Metis and First Nations Land, Governance and Climate Action Conversation (Nov 27 Edmonton Alberta Canada)
Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

Metis and First Nations Land, Governance and Climate Action Conversation (Nov 27 Edmonton Alberta Canada)

Calling all Metis and First Nations who are interested in land-based governance, trapline governance and climate action. Let’s get together for an evening of discussion and storytelling. 

The conversation will be led by Christi Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch who will be in Edmonton on November 27, 2017. Please come and join in. 

Everyone is welcome!

Free to attend.

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Kinder Morgan Discussion Group (Nov 21 Nanaimo BC Canada)
Nov
21
6:30 PM18:30

Kinder Morgan Discussion Group (Nov 21 Nanaimo BC Canada)

VIU's Student Organization for Social Change (SOSC) is hosting a discussion group based on the Kinder Morgan Expansion Project. I want to welcome all perspectives to come talk about economic, political, social, indigenous, and environmental perspectives involved in the reality of the project. 

We will be meeting Tuesday night, November 21st in building 355 room 211 at 6:30. 

Come eat, talk and be happy with SOSC!

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Pipeline resistance planning meeting #2 (Nov 21- Winnipeg MB Canada)
Nov
21
5:30 PM17:30

Pipeline resistance planning meeting #2 (Nov 21- Winnipeg MB Canada)

  • 320 Colony St. 2nd Floor Multipurpose room Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada (map)
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Please join us to plan actions, gather resources and work together to stop line 3 and pipeline developments that are destroying life on earth, water is life, keep it on the ground! 

Our meetings take place in treaty 1 territory, traditional land of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples and homeland of the Métis

The venue is wheelchair accessible, there is a gender neutral washroom and we strive to create a safe space for everyone. There is no childminding available but our meetings are child friendly.

 

Buzzer code 1306

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Ottawa Kinder Morgan Pipeline Rally (Nov 21 Ottawa Ontario Canada)
Nov
21
11:30 AM11:30

Ottawa Kinder Morgan Pipeline Rally (Nov 21 Ottawa Ontario Canada)

Join QBACC and other environmental activists in rallying against the Pro-Pipeline tour held by Alberta's Premier Rachel Notley. 

Transportation provided at a small cost of $10 per person. We will depart from U&U at 8:30 AM on Tuesday the 21st and return at 2:00PM. We will also be meeting the night before, Monday the 20th at 7:00 in JDUC 351 to create posters and distribute more information about the narriative that we want to bring to Ottawa. 

We want Notley and the rest of the Canadian government to listen to young voices when we say that we want an oil-free future for our country. There are serious concerns with the Kinder Morgan pipeline in respect to its impact on the environment and a lack total lack of consultation to indigenous Canadians regarding the pipeline. 

We are rallying for the future of young generations, a future without continued environmental destruction, and extreme social impact at the hands of oil and tar sands expansion. 

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*************If you are sure you want to attend this event please send a message to the QBACC facebook page, or email us at queensbacc@gmail.com . 
We really want to make this event accessible to all students thus knowing how many are really interested will help us to book our bus for the day.******************************************

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