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Burnaby Mountain Anniversary Gathering

November 22, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Presented by the Tsleil-Waututh Sacred Trust, UBCIC, and many allied organisations, join us for a day of learning and celebration to mark the one-year anniversary of the Burnaby Mountain mobilization. This is a day for learning about “reconciliation in action.” We celebrate our victories and strengthen our Indigenous and settler alliances in preparation for the ongoing work of stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.

12:30pm Coast Salish Protocol – introductory panel
Khelsilem (Squamish), Cecilia Point (Musqueam), Charlene Aleck (Tsleil-Waututh).
1:30pm PANEL: Lessons from Burnaby Mountain – panel and dialogue. Panelists: Ruth Walmsley, Stephen Collis, Harsha Walia, and Kaleb Morrison.
2:45 Break
3:00 PANEL: Kinder Morgan & Tarsands Opposition – survey of local & global campaigns including upcoming NEB hearings, Tsleil-Waututh legal case against Canada, shareholder action, East/West Indigenous Alliance against tar-sands pipelines, Road to Paris COP21. With Eugene Kung (West Coast Environmental Law), John Konovsky (Tsleil-Waututh). Moderator: Carleen Thomas (Tsleil-Waututh).
4:00 PANEL: From the Frontlines – Indigenous Communities Panel reporting from Kwantlen, Lummi, Sto:lo, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh. Moderator: Chief Bob Chamberlin, VP, UBCIC
5:30 Dinner service
6:15-8:00pm Evening Program with SPEAKERS: Crystal Lameman (Beaver Lake Cree), Grand Chief Stewart Phillip (UBCIC), Ta’ah Amy George (Tsleil-Waututh).
ARTISTS: Buckman Coe, Adham Shaikh, Ronnie Dean Harris, Corinna Keeling, Rita Wong, and Eileen Kage.
Some of the many things we will do together on Sunday Nov 22…
– Witness Coast Salish culture, artists, and delicious foods prepared for you!
– Acknowledge peoples’ hard work and mobilization at Burnaby Mountain to defend Unceded lands and waters.
– Following up from last year’s closing events, conducted on the mountain in December, provide space for conversation, growth and knowledge through a series of panels, workshops and group activities.
– Share stories from the front-lines as our Indigenous relatives fight Kinder Morgan along the 1100 km route.
– Share and discuss the practice of Coast Salish protocol, with an emphasis on “reconciliation in action.”

– Bring together as many as 30 groups fighting Kinder Morgan to help consolidate future coordinated actions


Date: November 22, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Venue Name: Aboriginal Friendship Centre
1607 E. Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V5L 1S7 Canada
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Organizer Name: Tsleil-Waututh Sacred Trust