Welcome to our November 6 allies meeting to continue the work of building a unified alliance to protect the Salish Sea. We are inviting First Nations, and representatives from community organisations, environmental, faith, labour and other allies to do this work with us.
In May 2014, Tsleil-Waututh Nation took the courageous step to take Canada to court over the failed NEB process and risks to Unceded Coast Salish Territory. Watch a video summary here.
On September 21-22, 2014 we hosted the Coast Salish Spiritual Leaders' Gathering and the International Treaty to Protect the Salish Sea was signed. Visit our website post for the Treaty highlights.
We welcome our allies to look to the future and plan more coordination and synergy in our efforts against Kinder Morgan. Today's meeting will provide space for allied groups to share about their work and hear from others. Meeting face-to-face is an important process to building relationships and expanding and strengthening our networks. Speakers will share highlights of our 2014-2016 plans, details of the upcoming Salish Sea tour, as well as ideas on how to sign-on and build momentum with the International Treaty to Protect the Salish Sea.
While we often produce large inclusive gatherings, this Allies Meeting is for representatives of allied organisations only - not for individual members of the public. If you feel your neighbourhood group, trade union, social justice collective or faith group would be inline with this work, please discuss it internally and organise yourself as a representative of that organisation.
We look forward to seeing you November 6, and ask that you please register so we can plan numbers and keep track of everyone participating in this exciting work. Contact Irwin Oostindie via email ioostindie @ twnation.ca or Rueben George rgeorge444 @ hotmail.com