Supported by Occupy Vancouver Environmental Justice Working Group
Indigenous communities are taking the lead to stop the largest industrial project, the Tar Sands Gigaproject. Northern Alberta is ground zero with over 20 corporations operating in the tar sands sacrifice zone, with expanded developments being planned. The cultural heritage, land, ecosystems and human health of Indigenous communities including the Mikisew Cree First Nation, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Fort McMurray
First Nation, Fort McKay Cree Nation, Beaver Lake Cree First Nation Chipewyan Prairie First Nation, and the Metis, are being sacrificed for oil money in what has been termed a "slow industrial genocide". Infrastructure projects linked to the tar sands expansion such as the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, Kinder Morgan pipeline, Ontario Line 9 reversal, and the Keystone XL pipeline threaten Indigenous communities across Turtle Island.
Join us to hear from Indigenous women at the front line of defending the land and communities from tar sands development and expansion.
Dinner will be served and childcare on-site. This is a free event.
When: Friday September 21 - Doors at 5:30 pm. Program ends at 8:30 pm
Where: Aboriginal Friendship Center – 1607 East Hastings St (corner Commercial) – Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories
Dinner will be served and childcare on-site.
Feast is sponsored and provided by International Woman's Caucus on Climate
This is a free event.
This event is organized by the Indigenous Environmental Network. IEN is an alliance of grassroots Indigenous Peoples whose mission is to protect the sacredness of Mother Earth from contamination and exploitation by strengthening, maintaining, and respecting traditional teachings and natural laws.This event is supported by Aboriginal Front Door, Alliance for Peoples Health, Council of Canadians, Indigenous Action Movement, International Woman's Caucus on Climate, Mining Justice Alliance, No One Is Illegal – Vancouver Unceded Coast Salish Territories, Occupy Vancouver Environmental Justice Working Group, Pipe Up Network, Purple Thistle Center, Streams of Justice, Tanker Free BC, Western Wilderness Committee.
For more information including poster pdf and contact info see http://www.ienearth.org/blog/2012/08/she-speaks-indigenous-women-speak-out-against-tar-sands/