GROUP MISSION STATEMENT :
“We are concerned citizens that believe we must do whatever we can as individuals and are joining the global community to stop the destruction of Mother Earth and her creatures. We have a strong connection to the Salish Sea and the coastline and want to to protect our ocean, land and air. We stand with Indigenous people around the globe to endeavor to speak for all creatures, our children, and the unborn future generations that have no voice.”
WEBSITE DESCRIPTION & MANDATE :
- Our website is designed to inform and educate those that want to know the real stories and situations beyond what is communicated by mainstream media. We will post latest articles and information to keep us all up to date on important issues.
- We support all Front Line Indigenous people standing up to defend their land and water from the risks associated with fossil fuel infrastructure.
- We are not afraid of hard work, we are extremely committed to our mission and we will not back down from speaking truth to power.
We Love This Coast is a grassroots group with the main objective to support others groups/individuals, their events and mainly to stand with fellow indigenous nations and follow their lead. We also inform people about the issues with updated news and articles through the f/b groups and through our website. We continually post other groups events on WLTC and Stop KM Call to Action groups and WLTC Events page, supporting each by attending as many as possible.
One of our main objective is to bring together people as a community in thought, due to their personal attachment and desire to protect our coast especially with the threat of more tankers.
This group started organically with a hand written sign that said, ‘We Love This Coast’, this evolved into a 12 foot banner, to a f/b group and then to a website. This has been going on since 2013, pictures of the events we have organized and attended are available to see through the f/b albums I have posted. We are not a typical group that has meetings etc., mainly due to my long term health issues that I deal with on a daily basis. I am very hesitant to start formal meetings due to the responsibility and energy required.
Also, it is important to say what happens internally in WLTC has nothing to do with the larger activist movement. We support everyone in the larger movement that will stand up to stop KM and other dangerous fossil fuel projects or with other important social issues that affect the vulnerable, i.e. homelessness. We have been supporting others initiatives for more than 4 years now and if my body can cope, have no plans on stopping. Added to this, as an indigenous woman, I see the situation through a different lens than others who do not have that background or experience, this aspect influences a lot of my decisions. The responsibility for how well the different parts of this movement work together rests on each person who is part of it, it is not one person’s responsibility.
We Love This Coast
“If not us, then who? ? If not now, then when?”