We Love This Coast

#StopKinderMorgan – Standing Up for Our Precious Coast – #welovethiscoast #OrcasNotTankers

We Love This Coast Events

We still say NO! Stop Kinder Morgan Rally and March

September 9th @ 1:00 pm – Vancouver Art Gallery

See facebook event here…….

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Kinder Morgan Info/Strategy ‘Speaking Truth to Power’ Meeting – August 18, 217 at 6:00 pm

Friday, August 18, 2017 at 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, 1803 East 1st Avenue (near Commercial Drive)

Facebook event here…….

The announcement on Thursday, August 10th by Provincial NDP was good news! It is encouraging they will stand with the indigenous nations by supporting the court challenges. Public land will be off limits to KM until all 8 NEB environment ‘Plans’ are satisfied, only 3 are cleared to date.

In consideration of Kinder Morgan’s comments in response to BC governments announcement for special legal council today, KM states they still plan to build the pipeline on land owned by Kinder Morgan and privately owned land starting in September. Therefore, we feel it is more important than ever to make it crystal clear to KM and the Federal government and to support the BC Provincial government, we NEED TO BE READY to defend our land and water from the risk of this bitumen pipeline.

We have set up this meeting in response to many requests for legal information to be ready for ALL outcomes, especially regarding our right to protest. This event will give up-to-date reports and practical suggestions on what is happening and/or planned on the pipeline route.

There are many questions to be answered regarding what can be done to resist the proposed start and on-going construction. According to media reports, the work is expected to begin September 7th starting work on the tunnel through Burnaby Mountain.

An example of some of the questions to be considered: (please bring your own!) 🙂

What are our individual rights to protest?
What is ‘peaceful protest’?
How do we follow indigenous leadership?
How do we respect indigenous land soveignty and protocols?
How do we communicate?
How do we interface with others?

You will have an opportunity to ask questions and offer ideas and suggestions. You will also hear from experienced Front Line Land Defenders. We will discuss specific things that were successful and others that did not have the best outcomes.

We will have Information/work stations including different groups leading the way in resisting.

Ready to let KM know we say NO to pipelines and YES to clean water! #RESIST

We work and live with gratitude on the traditional, unceded, occupied territories of the Coast Sallish peoples: the mi ce:p kʷətxʷiləm (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

We will have snacks and drinks, if you would like to contribute, please feel free to bring something along! Thank you! 🙂

Here are brief descriptions of groups that will be involved in sharing information:

PEACE BEARERS
“Introduction to the Peace Bearer initiative with Bob Ages.

In the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) language “those who bear the burden of peace” refers to the people who have accepted responsibility to uphold natural law and maintain harmony and balance within and between communities.. This is a concept common to all indigenous societies and an example Settlers should and can learn from.

Whether social and climate justice activists are coming together to march or rally for a few hours, or setting up a permanent camp in the path of a pipeline, these gatherings should be “safe spaces” – free from harassment or other types of oppressive behaviour. Where women, children, elders – in fact everyone – feels welcome and free to participate.

The Peace Bearers has been created to work with, and under the direction of, First Nations land defenders to help make this a reality. Learn more about what Peace Bearers do, the principles that guide our work and how you can get involved.”

DIVESTMENT MOVEMENT OF MAJOR CANADIAN BANKS
Presentation by Cedar Parker-George and Kia Parker-George, Tsleil-Waututh
We need to exert pressure on all fronts possible. ALL tactics and all tools in our collewctive tool box must be used to stop KM. We believe the divestment movement that has been successful in the U.S. will be as effective here as well. We are pleased to have Cedar and Kia Parker-George to present stategies and how to implement those plans.

 

 

*****Sunday, August 6th at 11:30 a.m. – PRIDE PARADE and WE LOVE   THIS COAST!!!

We will be having an ART BUILD on Tuesday, August 1st between 6 and 9 p.m. for signs, banners and your ideas!! 🙂 JOIN US at Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, 1803 East 1st Ave. (near Commercial).

#StopKM #OrcasNotTankers

We are the 5th entry in the parade, please meet us in the set up area at 11:00 a.m. Parade starts at 11:45 a.m (Our set-up location will be at ROBSON STREET and THURLOW STREET.) Entry number is AN5 (to find us)! We should be finished parade route by approximately 1:00 p.m. Dispersal area is on Beach Ave.for marchers (not vehicles) between Jervis and Bute Streets.

Facebook event here………..
We NEED volunteers to help carry signs, orcas and salmon!! Please JOIN US!!

We are excited to be part of the upcoming Pride Parade in Vancouver on Sunday, August 6, 2017! We would like show the world how much we embrace the wonderful diverse community of all who love each other and the land and water of our coast!! We will be led by the Indigenous First Nation elders and invite all hand drummers to please join us!

We welcome LGBTQ members of the community to join us. We Love This Coast was founded on the importance of speaking for the vulnerable and those with no voice, understanding that we are stronger when we support each other. We join the parade as “members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Two-Spirit community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ2+ community.” – Pride Parade Mission Statement

The Salish Sea is one of the most diverse ecological areas on the planet and illustrates how much we can thrive when we honour and show gratitude for all of our diversity.

Please contact me at welovethiscoast@shaw.ca to let us know that you will be joining us or like to help with planning!

In solidarity with all land and water defenders throughout the planet!

We work and live with gratitude on the traditional, unceded, occupied territories of the Coast Sallish peoples: the mi ce:p kʷətxʷiləm (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

This is our Announcement Commentary for Pride Parade!!!!!

“We Love This Coast is a grassroots group of diverse, concerned citizens that believes we must do everything as individuals and as a global community to stop the destruction of Mother Earth. Diversity and acceptance of each other as human beings is a core value of We Love This Coast.

The group feels a strong connection to the Salish Sea, and to speak for its creatures that have no voice. They follow Indigenous First Nation leadership to protect the land and water.

They participate today with gratitude to everyone in the LGBTQ community who puts love above all else for a better, unified and peaceful world.”

 

Facebook event here………..

Please contact me at welovethiscoast@shaw.ca to let me know that you will be joining us!

 

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This is our Announcement Commentary for Pride Parade!!!!!

“We Love This Coast is a grassroots group of diverse, concerned citizens that believes we must do everything as individuals and as a global community to stop the destruction of Mother Earth. Diversity and acceptance of each other as human beings is a core value of We Love This Coast.

The group feels a strong connection to the Salish Sea, and to speak for its creatures that have no voice. They follow Indigenous First Nation leadership to protect the land and water.

They participate today with gratitude to everyone in the LBQTG community who puts love above all else for a better, unified and peaceful world.”

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****THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 @ 5:30 p.m. – Aboriginal Friendship Centre, 1607 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Nlaka’Pamux Panel, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre

https://www.facebook.com/events/314714952302781/

The Nlaka’Pamux peoples land extends approximately from Kamloops to Hope. The proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline will go though about 200 km of our lands, lakes and rivers, unacceptable risks to our way of life and Mother Earth.

 

“We are currently impacted by the NEB and federally approved Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Project. We will be speaking about that topic, as well as our history of resistance. In January 2017, a traditional Nlaka’Pamux gathering was held in Shulus, unceded Nlaka’Pamux territory. We released a public statement on our stance rejecting Kinder Morgan’s expansion project. Kinder Morgan has met with various Nlaka’Pamux bands to make deals on whether the new pipeline would be built through reserves, or around reserves. These deals have nothing to do with our territory off reserve. Some of us want to see our mountains, water and hunting grounds protected.

Nlaka’Pamux Panel:

Cease Wyss, Squamish Nation – Welcome
Jimmy Toodlican                         – Prayers
Dorothy Spahan                           – Kinder Morgan
Leona Antoine-Biosolids            – Struggle
Shirley Samples, We Love This Coast
– Stop Kinder Morgan Strategy/Plan
Billie Pierre-Nlaka’Pamux          – History of Resistance.” – Event Description

PLEASE JOIN US IN OUR RESISTANCE!!

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