What are the goals of Kwekwecnewtxw?

The goals of this action are to support Indigenous communities who have been fighting Kinder Morgan’s dangerous pipeline and tanker expansion since the project was first proposed. As construction on the project begins and the political fight heats up, Kwekwecnewtxw will amplify on the ground opposition and create a powerful ongoing protection of the water, land and climate.

How long is the march?

The march will be about 2.5 km with a slight incline.

What happens after March 10th?

Kwekwecnewtxw will be an ongoing action. Details about immediate next steps will be communicated to everyone who signs up for the mass mobilization on March 10th.

Do I have to risk arrest to participate?

No. There will be ways to participate in and support this action in a lawful, peaceful assembly. While there is inherent risk in any action, organizers will endeavour to provide a clear distinction between participation that could be risking arrest, and participating in a manner that does not carry legal risks. 

What should I bring?

Dress for the weather and possible changes. Bring plenty of water, some snacks for the day, a hot drink in a thermos, comfortable clothes and anything else you think you might need to be prepared to be outside for a full day. We recommend wearing layers so that you can stay comfortable if the weather conditions change. We will be updating participants on expected weather and conditions closer to the date.

If you have accessibility needs please visit our transportation page to learn about accessibility options. 

What if I support this action but I can’t show up in person in Metro Vancouver?

Join the conversation online using #ProtectTheInlet and check out this website on March 10th for the latest updates on the mobilization.

Who is organizing this?

Kwekwecnewtxw is organized by Coast Salish members and supported by a range of allies including: Stand.Earth, 350.org, Greenpeace Canada, the Sea Wolves and more. As part of this support, the Protect the Inlet email list is hosted by Stand.earth.

If your organization is interested in supporting, fill out this form and we’ll be in touch.

What can I do to get more involved?

Sign up to volunteer for this project.

Is this organized by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation?

No, it’s led by Tsleil-Waututh members but is not organized by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation government or its Chief and Council.

Where can I access media content?

For the latest press release click here. If you have questions or would like to set up an interview with a spokes person, contact Tegan Hansen, media@protecttheinlet.ca, 250-354-3302

Are you part of a group or organization that wants to support this project?

We’d love to have you on board. Fill out this form to join the allied organizations supporting Kwekwecnewtxw.

What do I do if I don’t want to receive updates anymore?

Please e-mail info@protecttheinlet.ca to unsubscribe from updates.

How long is the march?

The march will be about 2.5 km with a slight incline.

Will there be washrooms on site on March 10th?

Yes, participants will be able to use accessible portable toilets on site.