Do you have the Burrard Inlet Action Plan?
What is the Yes Agenda?
You might have heard someone from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust Initiative mention the “Yes Agenda” but do know what it is? The term is usually used to refer to what the Nation is saying yes to while saying no to the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline.
The main components of the Yes Agenda are: the preservation and restoration of local ecosystems, support for opportunities in renewable energy, and sustainable economic development. In the weeks ahead, stay tuned for more of the specific things Tsleil-Waututh is doing related to the Yes Agenda and how you can get involved.
The Tsleil-Waututh Nation has been very active in moving the Yes Agenda forward in recent years. This of course is a small piece of the stewardship work that the Nation has done in this area for thousands of years since time out of mind.
“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything.” – Warren Buffet
Not Just Saying No to Everything
There is a general misconception that opponents of the Kinder Morgan pipeline are “anti-everything.” This is of course far from the truth. In fact, the Nation has been working for years on implementing an action plan to restore the Burrard Inlet ecosystem. Not every development proposal that comes forward is in your best interest.
As one of the richest people alive, Warren Buffett points out that most successful people say no to almost everything. There will always be economic opportunities, but in this case, the proposal would do more harm than good. The Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust did a detailed assessment report that determined this project would threaten the fragile ecosystem that the community has worked so hard to restore.
Burrard Inlet Action Plan
You may have heard of the assessment report before, but you may not have seen the Burrard Inlet Action Plan. You can now download your own copy of the full plan or the executive summary right here on the Sacred Trust website. This is a detailed scientific study of the Burrard Inlet ecosystem and a detailed action plan.