The Heiltsuk people are the caretakers of their territorial lands & waters, in the Great Bear Rainforest on BC's Central Coast, so we must speak up for all the creatures, as they have no idea what's happening, nor can they speak for themselves. We believe and have faith that native people and all others, who care deeply for the land, waters, and all that inhabit them, will rise above any struggles we are faced with!
We are very prideful of who we are regardless of the boundaries that have been placed on us by the non-Heiltsuk governments. We will not permit Enbridge to take away what is vital to our way of living! The Heiltsuk strive to survive on what mother earth has been providing us for over 11,000 years, wild salmon, clams, halibut, snappers, ling cod, ooligans, seaweed, herring, herring eggs, deer, elk, crabs, cockles, mussels, sea urchins & prawns etc.
We're sharing this because we wish to inform you that the Heiltsuks are in the process of planning a Peaceful ‘Save Our Shores' Rally/Protest in Vancouver in opposition to Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. We had officially announced during the West Coast Night that the Rally will be on March 26, 2012 @ 11:30 am, and the proposed route will start from the Great Bear Initiative Office on Granville and Hasting, to the Vancouver Art Gallery and then to Enbridge Office on Burrard.
We respectfully request the support of the Coast Salish communities, whose land we will be rallying on, all Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people residing in Vancouver lower mainland, the Power to Women and other Aboriginal groups, and our other allies such as Sierra Club, Dogwood Initiative, and Pacific Wild.
Please rally with us as we peacefully voice our concerns in regards to the proposed pipeline and the subsequent Super Tanker traffic within our traditional territory! We also asked that you share and forward to as many others, as we want to reach as many people as we can.
Walas Giaxsixa (Many Thanks) for taking the time to read and for coming out in support of our opposition!
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