VANCOUVER – Join us in solidarity on Sunday July 10, 2pm at Spartacus Books, 3378 Findlay Street in East Vancouver to support Splatsin Elders and community members who are protecting their ancestors’ final resting place.
Jody Leon of the Splatsin says, “The government and Splatsin Chief and Council are putting to vote for the sale/settlement of ancestral burial ground that was illegally transferred to a settler who is using the land to farm on top of our ancestral remains. This is a human rights violation and the Heritage Act and the Cemetery Act do not protect Indigenous ancestral remains. Urgent help needed to promote action to get the ancestral graveyard in the lands of the Splatsin people to be honoured and protected.”
They will be raising funds to help bring elders and spiritual leaders together on July 16, at the Splatsin referendum vote location, to protect sacred burial grounds from being sold.
Splatsin elder Nathan Kinbasket will speak on what’s happening with entertainment by poet Mitcholos and more speakers and performers to be announced.
The event takes place on unceded Coast Salish Lands & Waters
Reposted from Vancouver Media Co-op: http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/newsrelease/36081
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July 19, Buckley Bay “British Columbia” (K’omoks Territory) some anarchists dropped a banner from an overpass in solidarity with the Unis’to’ten Camp, which is currently facing escalating repression from Chevron and the RCMP. The banner read: “No Pipelines! Attack the Frack” Hundreds of leaflets were also distributed at the Denman Island Readers & Writers Festival. These small gestures have brought people together in our area to help spread bonds of resistance at this important time. Fuck Chevron and the RCMP! No Pipelines, No LNG!
50 citizens crashed a TransCanada open house in Hazelton, B.C, to protest the company’s plans to build $9-billion natural gas pipelines for LNG terminals
LNG protest in Hazelton TransCanada open house – photo provided by Hannah Campbell
TransCanada officials faced a loud and uncomfortable flash mob from northern B.C. citizens at the company’s open house in the town of Hazelton Wednesday night.
A group of 50 citizens opposed to B.C.’s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) push staged a dramatic protest at the public forum, first unveiling “LNG Kills” t-shirts and signs, then literally yelling at company officials.
“I want to see some numbers, I want to see some names!” bellowed Gitxsan Wing Chief Gilbert Johnson at TransCanada staff standing at attention.
Amateur video footage documents the moment. It shows Johnson repeating an allegation that TransCanada does not have the approvals of the proper hereditary chiefs in the area, many of whom are dead-set against LNG pipeline testing and construction on their traditional lands.
The province’s Oil and Gas Commission has granted legal permits to the company to do exploratory drilling. The permits are signed off by local Gitxsan, but Johnson says not all the names are “genuine” chiefs.