On World Water Day, Indigenous Women lead resistance at Kinder Morgan construction site
22 March 2018
Unceded Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver) — Today, on World Water Day, Indigenous women and people from across the Vancouver region are coming together to defend water endangered by Kinder Morgan’s new pipeline project and by tar sands expansion.
The theme of this year’s World Water Day is “Nature for Water,” exploring how we can use nature to overcome today’s water challenges.
This theme is a powerful reminder to protect water from tar sands operations in Alberta and to protect the aquatic ecosystems Kinder Morgan puts at risk all along the proposed pipeline and tanker routes.
W. Indigenous women and supporters take action at Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby construction site. Protect The Inlet will provide training and information to people about their right to peaceful, safe resistance.
W. Thursday, March 22nd, 10:00 AM PDT
W. Kwekwecnewtxw Watch House, Burnaby Mountain (just across the soccer field located at 8505 Forest Grove Dr, Burnaby, BC). If you are coming after 10:00 a.m., please contact the people below for location information.
From the aquifer that sustains the Coldwater Indian Band, to the Chilliwack aquifer, to the salmon-spawning streams, the Fraser River, and the mighty Pacific from Vancouver to California, people depend on these ecosystems for local economies, livelihoods, health, culture and more.
INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Spokespeople will be available for interviews during and after the action. Photos will be available at the link below.
More than 70 people have now been arrested resisting Kinder Morgan’s pipeline project since the first day of action on Saturday, March 17th. Many more have stood by in solidarity during ongoing protests.
This link will be updated throughout the day: https://flic.kr/s/aHskxQE8ts
See all media releases at: www.protecttheinlet.ca/media
For more information on World Water Day, visit: http://worldwaterday.org/theme/