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.

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. rally
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.
These actions are being organized in coordination with another Treaty Alliance event in Montreal targeting TD Bank on the same day, and in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, a Treaty Alliance signatory.

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!

In solidarity,

Kyle (on behalf of Climate Convergence)
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 12:00