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Upstream Voices: Indigenous Land Protectors Speak for Salmon
March 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Upstream Voices: Indigenous land protectors speak for salmon
We are All Salmon People: take a stand against Petronas LNG
Every spring, 300 million juvenile salmon converge on the rich tidal waters around Lelu Island at the mouth of the Skeena. But the Malaysian giant Petronas wants to build a LNG terminal in critical salmon habitat. The Petronas project may prove catastrophic for the wild salmon population of the entire Skeena Watershed, on which 10 First Nations and a total of 60,000 people depend for their lives and livelihoods.
Please join us for a fundraising evening with Hereditary Chiefs and Elders of the Gitanyow, Gitwilgyoots and the Gitxsan House of Luutkudziiwus, who have launched a legal challenge to the Petronas LNG terminal. Their case is strong — but they need support to have the best possible legal defence as they take on giants of industry and government.
Chief Malii (Glen Williams) – Gitanyow Hereditary Chief
Chief Yahaan (Don Wesley) – Gitwilgyoots Hereditary Chief
Richard Wright – Gitxsan House of Luutkudziiwus
Caitlyn Vernon, Sierra Club BC
Greg Knox, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust
At the Wise Hall, Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories