The moment to stop the dangerous Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker project is upon us.
Texas oil giant Kinder Morgan has been threatening to destroy our lands, waters, culture and spirit by poisoning our territory, and wrecking the climate that sustains us all, with its dangerous Trans Mountain pipeline.
Since this pipeline was first conceived, Tsleil-Waututh members have been protecting our territory from proposed oil flowing through our lands, and tankers intruding into our Inlet. Now, we are asking you to stand with us in our defence of the lands and waters.
Our members, spiritual leaders, and youth will be on the land practicing our culture and spirit as we have for time immemorial. We will use our presence to stop Kinder Morgan.
It is time for you to join us and do whatever it takes to stop Kinder Morgan. Join Kwekwecnewtxw and stand with us to Protect the Inlet.
It will take all of us to stop this massive project.
O’siem and Hay cha qa,
Ta’ah (Amy George), Tsleil-Waututh Elder
Will George, Tsleil-Waututh Member
Click here to read the participation agreements:
I recognize that this project is first and foremost a place of Indigenous spirit, culture and title and will be given the respect of sacred ceremony
I will respect and listen to Tsleil-Waututh member’s jurisdiction on their unceded territory
I will not bring weapons of any kind. Violence of any kind will not be tolerated
I will not cause any destruction to the land, water, property, or people
I will not bring alcohol and/or drugs of any kind
If I fail to abide by Tsleil-Waututh protocol, or disrespect Elders and/or members of the community I may be required to leave the gathering
Where: Burnaby (more details TBA)
What: Powerful and creative mass mobilization
When: March 10th starting at 10:00 am
So what’s the plan?
In March, Indigenous communities impacted by Kinder Morgan will establish frontline resistance grounded in Coast Salish spirituality and culture to stop the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline. On Saturday March 10th, they will kick things off with a mass mobilization supporting Kwekwecnewtxw in the Lower Mainland area. They are inviting thousands of people to join this mobilization and send a clear message to Prime Minister Trudeau: the Kinder Morgan pipeline will never be built.
Details about the mobilization will be announced closer to the date, but expect a powerful, mass and creative non-violent action to protect the water, land and the climate.
March 10th is just the beginning. Kwekwecnewtxw is an ongoing initiative. If you sign up to participate on the 10th we will keep you up to date with the details.
In some ways, this project has two names, related and integrated, but each representing two aspects of this project. The first name is “Kwekwecnewtxw” which translates to “a place to watch from.” This name refers to the land defense grounded in Coast Salish spirituality and culture. Kwekwecnewtxw is pronounced Kwu-kwe-ow-tukh.
The second name, “Protect the Inlet” is the name for the ongoing mobilizations that will begin on March 10th