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Stop the Pipeline: Start the Music - Galiano Island

  • Galiano Island South Community Hall 141 Sturdies Bay Rd RR 1 Galiano Island, British Columbia V0N 1P0 (map)

Join us for a fundraiser for the Unist'ot'en Camp including paying for the completion of the Healing Lodge. The Camp stands directly in the way of numerous proposed fossil fuel pipelines - both tar sands oil and fracked gas.

Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron & Geoff Berner will be playing live tunes!
Doors & Community Dinner - 5:30pm
Reports from the front lines - 6:45pm
Music - 8pm

Admission by donation. All ages event - children welcome.

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Info on the Unist'ot'en Camp:
The Unist'ot'en Territory is located about half way between Prince George and Prince Rupert in northern British Columbia. Numerous bitumen and fracked gas pipelines are proposed to cross this land. The Northern Gateway bitumen pipeline has been stopped as was expected. But industry and government are currently pushing ahead with several fracked gas pipelines. With a Provincial election this May and pressure from the pipeline companies, the Unist'ot'en are preparing for stepped up incursions onto their land by these companies.

The life cycle carbon footprint of fracked gas is similar to that of tar sands bitumen. The process of extracting and liquefying natural gas is extremely destructive to the land and uses huge amounts of energy and water. And, the contracts being signed for these pipelines allow them to be converted to transport tar sands bitumen after only 5 years.

he Unist'ot'en stance is clear - there will be n fossil fue pipelines built on eir land. But the Camp is bout uch more than this. It is a place of learning, of healing, of connecting with nature, of breaking with the legacy of colonization. Now in its 8th year, the Unist'ot'en Camp includes an all season bunk house, a permaculture garden and an under construction Healing Lodge. The Camp is completely drug and alcohol free.
The Unist'ot'en Healing Lodge ill have indigenous youth as its main focus. The lodge is about 2/3 built and will hopefully be completed this year. It will include a dining hall and kitchen, counselling and meeting rooms, a green house and extensive sleeping quarters.

At the Healing Lodge, Indigenous youth will be away from the influences of urban life. They will learn about their culture, history and language. They will engage in the physical work of restoring the land. And, they will receive high quality personal counselling.

Funds raised during the "Stop the Pipelines; Start the Musi - 201" Tour will go towards maintaining the Unist'ot'en Camp including paying for the completion of the Healing Lodge.