Carnival Band @ Make Some Fracking Noise
Posted by Rising Tide - Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories on Thursday, October 15, 2015
This conference is a greenwashed sham. LNG lobbyists and our so-called leaders are inside pushing their financial agendas with no regard for frontline communities, indigenous sovereignty, or future generations,” said Allison Dixon of Rising Tide.
“While the world is waking up to the climate crisis, BC LNG is far away from a just transition to a sustainable future.”
http://risingtide604.ca/?p=2080 #FloodTheSystem #ClimateJustice
Clean Energy and Wild Salmon, Not LNG! Community groups, local residents and Indigenous land defenders take to the streets to protest the International LNG in BC Conference
|Photo: Murray Bush – flux photo|
Photo: Murray Bush – flux photo
“Our Madii Lii territory is not to be played with by the province of BC in their LNG game. Clark’s LNG dream is a nightmare for us,” said Hereditary Chief Luutkudziiwus (Charlie Wright). “While she paints a shiny picture of LNG in their conference this week, the reality is that First Nations are being bulldozed, and we have had enough”.
Tsimshian land defenders, who have re-occupied their traditional territory of Lelu Island to protect Flora Banks from the Petronas LNG project, also spoke to the crowd.
“We are protecting Lelu Island, Flora Banks, and the Skeena River from the LNG plant that would destroy our salmon. Like my father, Chief Yahaan says: If you take away the fish, you take away the people,” said Joey Wesley, of the Gitwilgyoots Tribe of Lax Kw’alaams.
The noise demo was held as part of the #Flood the System grassroots mobilization, as communities across Canada and the United States are saying “no” to the root causes of the climate crisis in the lead-up to COP 21 in Paris.