Indigenous Peoples

Joe Oliver

[Russians, foreign (US) radicals  . . . or maybe concerned Canadians?!] 

March 13, 2018

Charlie Smith
This was the scene in Burnaby on Saturday (March 10). MIKE HUDEMA


March 12th, 2018 

There's an unusual clarification at the bottom of a recent CBC News web story about two pipeline demonstrations in Metro Vancouver.

Charlie Smith
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip has been one of the most vocal critics of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project. COAST PROTECTORS FACEBOOK
March 10th, 2018
This week, Alberta premier Rachel Notley threatened to cut oil shipments to B.C. if the province interferes with Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Dylan Waisman
Thousands gathered to demonstrate against the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. Photo by Trevor Mack.

The air was crisp and cold as they trekked up Burnaby Mountain early on Saturday morning. People's breath came out in white puffs as each of the volunteer construction workers carried two planks of wood. Their goal was to build a traditional Indigenous "watch house" to monitor Texas-based Kinder Morgan as it proceeds with construction of its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

CBC staff and Canadian Press
A sign held by protesters at anti-pipeline rally in Burnaby on March 10, 2018. (Mike Zimmer/CBC)

Protesters around Vancouver held duelling rallies on Saturday, some welcoming Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project with others decrying it.

Both sides delivered impassioned arguments about the proposed expansion.

ndigenous leaders beat drums and sang out against the project Saturday morning, saying they won't step aside for construction.

The pipeline runs between Edmonton and Burnaby. Kinder Morgan received federal approval for an expansion in November 2016.

Gary Porter
Site C protest
 March 9, 2018
The government’s decision to build the dam makes it abundantly clear that the struggle to defend indigenous rights and the environment must be build outside of parliament

Gary Porter is a member of the New Democratic Party in British Columbia. This article was published in the NDP Socialist Caucus magazine, Turn Left, which was distributed to delegates at last month’s federal NDP convention.

Lynda V. Mapes

A mass demonstration is planned in the Vancouver, B.C., metro area Saturday against the expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project. Nearly 7,000 Coast Salish Water Protectors have signed up to participate.

Building in the courts and halls of Canadian government for years, conflict over the mammoth Trans Mountain tar- sands oil-pipeline expansion is expected to spill into the streets of British Columbia Saturday with massive civil disobedience demonstrations.

First Nations Leaders

Indigenous Leaders from Across North America to Stand in Solidarity with Coast

Salish Water Protectors to Stop Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Thousands expected to rally in Vancouver on March 10


For Immediate Release

March 6, 2018 Vancouver - Coast Salish spiritual leaders and members are launching an

ambitious project this week to stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker project, with


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