Climate Convergence Metro Vancouver and Indigenous leaders for two actions this Friday
Note: Two events
You’re invited to join Climate Convergence Metro Vancouver and Indigenous leaders for two actions this Friday. We’ll be marching, chanting, and highlighting the role of Toronto Dominion (TD) Bank in financing both the Dakota Access and Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain oil pipelines.
We encourage TD depositors and investors to withdraw funds from a financial institution complicit in the violation of Indigenous rights, fouling of the environment, and destabilization of the global climate by the fossil fuel industry.
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. InterSaction
Date: Friday, March 10, 2017
Location: Intersection of Howe St. and Georgia St. in downtown Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish territory
What to bring: banners, signs, drums, voices, and passion for climate justice and Indigenous rights. We plan to have an arts table and sign-making materials at the event.
Why are we taking on TD?
- TD is one of the main financiers of the Dakota Access pipeline project (and the biggest in Canada), having issued $365 million in loans to facilitate DAPL.
- TD is acting as the principal broker for Kinder Morgan, helping it raise the capital it needs to try to ram through the Trans Mountain Expansion tar sands pipeline and tanker project over the very clear objections of First Nations in B.C. and tribes throughout the region.
March 10 will mark the start of a larger campaign by the Treaty Alliance targeting TD, which continues to violate Indigenous rights from Standing Rock to the Salish Sea.
We look forward to seeing you this Friday!
Kyle (on behalf of Climate Convergence)