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Upstream Voices: Stop Petronas LNG! Defend Wild Salmon!
March 7, 2017- 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Upstream Voices: Indigenous land protectors speak for salmon
We are All Salmon People: take a stand against Petronas LNG
Every spring, 300 million juvenile salmon converge on the rich tidal waters around Lelu Island at the mouth of the Skeena. But the Malaysian giant Petronas wants to build a LNG terminal in critical salmon habitat. The Petronas project may prove catastrophic for the wild salmon population of the entire Skeena Watershed, on which 10 First Nations and a total of 60,000 people depend for their lives and livelihoods.
Please join us for a fundraising evening with Hereditary Chiefs and Elders of the Gitanyow, Gitwilgyoots and the Gitxsan House of Luutkudziiwus, who have launched a legal challenge to the Petronas LNG terminal. Their case is strong — but they need support to have the best possible legal defence as they take on giants of industry and government.
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip – President, Union of BC Indian Chiefs
Chief Malii (Glen Williams) – Gitanyow Hereditary Chief
Chief Yahaan (Don Wesley) – Gitwilgyoots Hereditary Chief
Chief Yvonne Lattie – Gwininitxw Hereditary Chief
Richard Wright – Gitxsan House of Luutkudziiwus
Caitlyn Vernon, Sierra Club BC
Greg Knox, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust
Featuring songs by activist and folk music artist Luke Wallace
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At the Wise Hall, Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories
Thank you to the following groups for their Endorsement and support (more coming soon):
Angel Hands Integrative Centre
KAIROS Metro Vancouver
Climate Convergence Metro Van
Force of Nature
Burnaby Residents Opposed to Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE)
Unitarian Church of Vancouver – Social Justice Committee
Unitarian Church of Vancouver – Environment Committee
Wild Salmon Caravan
Union of BC Indian Chiefs
David Suzuki Foundation
Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Pet Connection (magazine)
Council of Canadians
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to add your organization to the list of endorsers and help to make this event successful.
This event takes place on the traditional, unceded, occupied territories of the səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.