On March 10, 2018 we attended a gathering called Kwekwecnewtxw ('a place to watch from') and 'Protect The Inlet' on unceded Coast Salish territories. It was an honor to join thousands of others in responding to the call to action put out by Tsleil-Waututh spiritual leaders and land defenders. The call was to help them protect their land and the Burrard Inlet from the threat posed by Kinder Morgan and their TransMountain pipeline expansion.
The Tsleil-Waututh spiritual leaders led this ceremonial march with Indigenous leaders from across Turtle Island, together representing the growing and increasingly interconnected grassroots movement for Indigenous land sovereignty and climate justice.
This historic and inspiring event represents the start of a new chapter in a long history of direct action taken by Indigenous land defenders. The Taleil-Waututh and their allies will continue to do whatever it takes to defend their land, protect the inlet and fight for a better future for all of us.
Climate Justice Edmonton will continue to support their fight - and the fights of other nations - for sovereignty over their own lands and resources, in whatever small way we can.
More info at https://protecttheinlet.ca/