On Thursday, December 1, the Four Worlds International Institute, the Wilderness Committee, and Hereditary Chief of the Yankton Sioux Tribe and Chickasaw Nation Phil Lane, Jr. will host a public forum about Alberta tar sands pipelines and tankers in British Columbia at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver and via global internet. The live streamed program will begin at 6:30 pm with the Oceanside Dakota Drum and a 7 pm welcome from Ruben George, the Sundance Chief of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, the indigenous peoples of Burrard Inlet who are opposing oil tanker traffic there. Next, Chief Jackie Thomas of the Saik’uz First Nation, representing the Yinka Dene Alliance of five nations, will discuss the declaration and campaign to stop the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. Rex Weyler of Tanker Free BC and Greenpeace will talk about the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline to Vancouver and dredging to accommodate 300 tar sands super tankers per year in Burrard Inlet. Melina Laboucon-Massimo, a Greenpeace tar sands campaigner from the Lubicon Cree First Nation will share her perspective on the Alberta tar sands. Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein will explore how the Keystone XL pipeline victory impacts BC and the international climate justice movement. Lastly, Hereditary Chief Phil Lane, Jr. will offer summary remarks. Please engage this great opportunity to learn more about these important issues and the role we can play alongside indigenous people stopping these related tar sands developments. Watch this historic event live on the homepage of Four Worlds International Institute at http://www.fwii.net/.
For more information, see The Tar Sands Stop Here!