Tsleil-Waututh Statement on Marathassa Oil Spill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Tsleil-Waututh Nation, North Vancouver, BC—April 17, 2015)

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC and COAST SALISH TERRITORY:  Today, the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the “People of the Inlet”, stands in solidarity with everyone who has a connection to Burrard Inlet.  We applaud the efforts of all those gathered here today in Port Moody, one of our historic village sites,

Unite to Protect the Inlet on March 22

Celebrate United Nations World Water Day with the Vancouver Council of Canadians, Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion, Tanker Free BC and Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust.

Join our celebration at New Brighton Park in Traditional Tsleil-Waututh Territory in Vancouver and hear speakers Carleen Thomas and Charlene Aleck of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust.

Burnaby Board of Trade’s Kinder Morgan Report Sceptical of Pipeline Expansion

This week the Burnaby Board of Trade delivered its much-anticipated Special Report to Members after 10 months of consulting with Kinder Morgan and interested stakeholders and experts. Here is the full report and below are some highlights and conclusions.

Routing: The Burnaby Board of Trade believes that it is reasonable to adjust the route in some instances where land use has changed since the original pipeline was constructed,

Solar Tracker Launch Celebration

Fri Jan, 9 2015 10:30 — 11:00 AM PST

The new solar tracker panel follows the sun as it moves through the day, creating electricity for the Tsleil-Waututh daycare. It is expected to provide about 90% of the daycare’s power for at least 25 years. The Tsleil-Waututh Public Works project is supported by Bullfrog Power,

Constitutionality of Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Review Process in Question: Open Letter

Fatally Flawed, Superficial Review Creates Legal Risks for Pipeline and Tanker Proposal-

Victoria, Coast Salish Territories –Today, 12 First Nations released an open letter slamming the National Energy Board (“NEB”) review of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain proposal, calling it “fatally flawed” and questioning the constitutionality of the federal government’s approach to First Nations consultation. 

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Statement on Events on Burnaby Mountain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Tsleil-Waututh Nation, North Vancouver, BC – November 21, 2014)

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation issued the following statement regarding events yesterday on Burnaby Mountain:

Burnaby Mountain is unceded Coast Salish Territory.

From the Tsleil-Waututh reserve, we look out onto Burnaby Mountain every day, in the heart of our traditional lands and waters.

New Video on Tsleil-Waututh’s Sacred Trust Initiative

Tsleil-Waututh views of the Sacred Trust Initiative

Christina Coolidge (Tsleil-Waututh) made this video for her studies as a graduate student in the department of Communications at SFU. She writes extensively about her research on the Sacred Trust, with these closing comments:

“This journey of discovery is not complete.

Coast Salish Nations Sign International Treaty to Protect the Salish Sea

Treaty makes Kinder Morgan Expansion Project illegal in Coast Salish Law

COAST SALISH TERRITORY, NORTH VANCOUVER, BC; SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 – Today, First Nations from the lower mainland, Vancouver Island, and Washington State have come together to sign an historic treaty to protect the Salish Sea from tar sands oil and related threats,

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