(Sema:th Territory/ Abbotsford– June 14, 2020) Indigenous leaders are demanding answers and raising alarm following another Trans Mountain pipeline spill, which took place early yesterday morning in Abbotsford.
The spill occurred at the Sumas Station which pumps up to the tank farm on Sumas Mountain and where the line intersects south to Washington.
Vancouver (Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory) – The Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribes and Coldwater Indian Band announce they are seeking leave for appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. These four First Nations have fought and challenged the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) Project through every Federal court. They now intend to seek a challenge at the Supreme Court of Canada.
WHAT: Online Press Conference discussing appeal of TMX Coldwater decision to the Supreme Court of Canada
WHO: Leadership from First Nations appealing the TMX approvals to the SCC will discuss the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal
-Chief Leah George-Wilson &
This morning, Monday April 6th, Tsleil-Waututh Nation filed a new appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in the continuing effort to stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline. We invite you to join a Webinar being hosted by RAVEN Trust tomorrow afternoon at 4pm PT. Indigenous leaders from Tsleil-Waututh, Coldwater and Squamish Nations will be there live,
The Supreme Court of Canada has denied leave to appeal a decision by the Federal Court of Appeal from September 4th, 2019 which significantly limited the grounds that the First Nations, including Tsleil-Waututh, could argue in the recent Coldwater case. Tsleil-Waututh announced today that they would appeal the Coldwater decision, which upheld the approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX) after finding consultation to be adequate.
Tsleil-Waututh Nation is disappointed in today’s decision by the Federal Court of Appeal, but this is not the end of the story.
“We are disappointed by today’s decision from the Federal Court of Appeal. In our view consultation was inadequate. Tsleil-Waututh was ready to sit at the consultation table to engage in meaningful dialogue and meaningful consultation,
For Immediate Release – Monday December 16, 2019
First Nations stand together against Trans Mountain: Federal Court of Appeal begins new round of hearings in Vancouver
Vancouver (Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory) — Representatives of Indigenous communities fighting the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project (TMX) in the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) gathered today before hearings begin,
The Tsleil-Waututh Nation is taking the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX) to the Supreme Court of Canada. TWN is seeking leave to appeal the Federal Court of Appeal’s September 4th decision, which granted leave to six First Nations, but significantly limited the grounds that the First Nations, including Tsleil-Waututh, could argue.
“We are taking this issue to the Supreme Court of Canada not only to stand up for our inherent and constitutionally protected rights,
Their legal victory is yet another demonstration of the flawed process of Crown assessments of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
For a full text of the court decision
For Squamish’s statement on the decision
For Immediate Release
Original Six First Nations from Tsleil-Waututh v. Canada (Attorney General) 2018 granted leave
VANCOUVER – Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territories – The same six First Nations that stopped the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in its tracks last year will have another chance at the Federal Court of Appeal.