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Indigenous Assembly Against Mining and Pipelines – Events and Actions

The Deets:

Friday November 4, 2011 – Monday November 7, 2011
Various locations around Vancouver BC — see schedule below
Vancouver – Unceded Coast Salish Territories

The Call Out:

No Mining on Native Land!
2nd Indigenous assembly against mining and pipelines

–March on Sunday November 6th starts at 3 pm at Vancouver Art Gallery
–Panel on Monday November 7th at 6:30 pm at 1803 East 1st Avenue
–Full details on Friday-Monday below.


The first Indigenous Assembly against Mining and Pipelines was held in Neskonlith, Secwepemc Territories. The second Indigenous Assembly is being planned in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories to coincide with the pro-mining “Meeting Minds, Making Mines” Conference being held at the Pan
Pacific Hotel from November 6-8th. The conference is sponsored by mining corporations and the Canadian Aboriginal Mineral Association who want to want to “sell” and push mining further into Indigenous communities. Brochure here.

Indigenous communities from across the province are gathering in Vancouver Unceded Coast Salish Territories to oppose this conference and those corporations who profit off the destruction of the land.

No mining, no pipelines, no resource extraction on unceded native lands! Defend the people, protect the land!

Basic Schedule:

* Friday Nov 4th evening &
* Saturday November 5th all day &
* Sunday November 6th morning:
Indigenous Assembly Against Mining and Pipelines.
(By and for Indigenous communities)
706 Clarke Drive.
Details and to register, email Arthur Manuel [email protected]

* Sunday November 6th:
Public Demonstration – All welcome, please spread the word.
March starts at 3 pm, Vancouver Art Gallery (supported by Occupy Vancouver)

* Monday morning approx 10 am

* Monday November 7th
Impacted communities speak out against Mining
1803 East 1st Ave (just east of Commercial Drive)
All welcome. Dinner served. Accessibility entrance at street level (northwest entrance), which gives access to hall, washrooms, and kitchen. The washroom door opening is 86 cm, and the stall door is 61 cm.


The Indigenous Assembly Against Mining and Pipelines is supported locally by No One Is Illegal Vancouver Coast Salish Territories, Mining Justice Alliance, Council of Canadians, Calamites Anti Capitalist Collective, and Streams of Justice. If others are interested in getting involved locally, please do get in touch via email [email protected].

We hope everyone can help spread the word about the Demonstration on Sunday November 6 as well as the Panel on Monday November 7. We are also looking for specific support with the following:

1) FUNDRAISING: We need to raise at least another $2500 to support transport costs for communities to attend the Assembly, food costs, and basic logistical expenses. We really need your help, any amount helps! Please email Harsha [email protected] to arrange a donation.

2) BILLETING: We are looking for approximately 20-30 spots, particular spaces that are elder-friendly (not too many stairs, privacy in room etc). If you are able to offer up space for billeting in the city, please be in touch with Brian at [email protected]

3) FOOD VOLUNTEERS: We need at least 3-4 people per shift for the six shifts. If you have questions please be in touch with Tracey [email protected]. If you are able to help with food prep, serving, and cleanup in the kitchen, please sign up here

4) LOGISTICAL SUPPORT: If you have access to vehicles or are otherwise available during Nov 4 – Nov 8 for errands, accompanying people, generally helping out, please email Harsha at [email protected]

5) ORGANIZING THE ACTION: If you are interested in organizing support for the action on Sunday November 6th, please email Sozan [email protected] AND Sara [email protected]

For poster and leaflet:




Krystalline Kraus

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