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Reconciliation in Action: One Year After Burnaby Mountain

Sunday, Nov 22, 2015, 12-8pm. Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, 1607 East Hastings, Vancouver.
Presented by the Tsleil-Waututh Sacred Trust, UBCIC, and many allied organisations, join us for a day of learning and celebration to mark the one-year anniversary of the Burnaby Mountain mobilization. This is a day for learning about “reconciliation in action.”

A fatally flawed process: TWN takes to the courts to challenge KMX, NEB and Canada

“Yesterday, the vast majority of Canadians voted to stop this practice of rushing through pipeline and tanker projects without a credible environmental assessment and without respecting the rights of Indigenous peoples.”

TWN filed the appeal in May 2014, shortly after the NEB issued a series of decisions that defined the nature and scope of their public review process.

Tsleil-Waututh Asks National Energy Board To Throw Out Kinder Morgan’s Improper New Evidence

Failure to do so risks undermining the entire hearing process

NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. and MUSQUEAM, SQUAMISH & TSLEIL-WAUTUTH TERRITORY; September 9, 2015.  The Tsleil-Waututh Nation filed a motion with the National Energy Board (NEB) yesterday asking it to throw out all the reply evidence Kinder Morgan submitted on August 20th to support its Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker expansion proposal.

Our Shared Responsibilities Totem Pole Journey Film & Community Dinner

The 2015 totem pole journey, led by Master Carver Jewell James of the Lummi Nation’s House of Tears Carvers will be arriving at Tsleil-Waututh August 21-22. The Pole Blessing and Kick-off the tour in Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver) takes place during 2 events:

EVENT 1 – Solidarity Film Night: Friday Aug 21, 6-9:00pm Grandview Calvary Baptist Church,

KINDER MORGEN | CHILDREN OF TOMORROW | steʔəxʷəɬ ʔə ƛ̓ wə weyələs

An exhibition of new work by Nancy Bleck (Slanay Sp’ak’wus) in collaboration with the Tsleil Waututh Nation Sacred Trust.

New photographic works by Nancy Bleck created in collaboration with the Tsleil Waututh Nation are on view at the Seymour Art Gallery from August 12 – September 12, 2015.

Kinder Morgen in the German language directly translates as ‘Children Tomorrow’,

You Are Invited! All Nations Festival: July 23-25


All Nations Festival is a three-day celebration of Coast Salish culture, art, language, and identity, occurring from July 23 – 25, 2015 in Kwikwetlem (Coquitlam) on Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) traditional territory. The TWN Sacred Trust has been working with Kwikwetlem Nation and the Coquitlam School District Aboriginal Education to bring this to life.

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Release Landmark Independent Assessment of Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Proposal

Approval for controversial oil pipelines and tankers project denied

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC and COAST SALISH TERRITORY, May 26, 2015 – Today, the Tsleil-Waututh Nation the “People of the Inlet” released the outcomes of its independent assessment of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project (TMEX), conducted as a matter of its own jurisdiction and law.

Up to 90 per cent of Burrard Inlet Oil Spill Would Reach Shoreline in Hours: Report

Up to 90 per cent of a Burrard Inlet oil spill would reach shoreline in hours” The Vancouver Sun reports today with the launch of an oil spill animation model.

“The model demonstrates that nowhere is safe in Burrard Inlet,” says Tsleil-Waututh Nation Chief Maureen Thomas.

“Spilled oil has the potential to foul every corner of our inlet leaving only a legacy of more pollution for our children and spoiling everything Tsleil-Waututh holds as sacred.”

The independent spill trajectory model was created for the City of Vancouver and City Of Burnaby,

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