Last Sunday a large crowd of people gathered at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver to hear speakers opposed both to the proposed pipeline from the tar sands and to the tankers that would then carry the heavy crude oil in huge tankers down the B.C. coast.
Art Sterritt is executive director of Coastal First Nations, an alliance of eight First Nations on the coast with traditional territories extending from Rivers Inlet up to Prince Rupert and the Haida Gwai. Just before he spoke, 10-year-old Ta'Kaiya Blaney of Sliammon First Nation performed her song Shallow Water.
Thanks to Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock for sharing with us his recording of this event.
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