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.” We celebrate our victories and strengthen our Indigenous and settler alliances in preparation for the ongoing work of stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.

Register for the event here Optional registration at the door.


12:30pm Coast Salish Protocol – introductory panel
Khelsilem (Squamish), Cecilia Point (Musqueam), Charlene Aleck (Tsleil-Waututh).

1:30pm PANEL: Lessons from Burnaby Mountain – panel and dialogue. Panelists: Ruth Walmsley, Audrey Siegl (Musqueam), Harsha Walia, and Kaleb Morrison. Moderated by Stephen Collis.

2:45 Break

3:00 PANEL: Kinder Morgan & Tarsands Opposition – survey of local & global campaigns including upcoming NEB hearings, Tsleil-Waututh legal case against Canada, shareholder action, East/West Indigenous Alliance against tar-sands pipelines, Road to Paris COP21. With Eugene Kung (West Coast Environmental Law), John Konovsky (Tsleil-Waututh), Rueben George (Tsleil-Waututh). Moderator: Carleen Thomas (Tsleil-Waututh).

4:00 PANEL: From the Frontlines – Indigenous Communities Panel reporting from Brandon Gabriel (Kwantlen), Jewell James (Lummi), Chief Bill Williams (Squamish). Moderator: Chief Bob Chamberlin, VP, UBCIC

5:30 Dinner service

6:15-8:00pm Evening Program with SPEAKERS: Grand Chief Stewart Phillip (UBCIC), Ta’ah Amy George (Tsleil-Waututh), Melina Laboucan-Massimo (Lubicon Cree).
ARTISTS: Children of Takaya (Tsleil-Waututh), Buckman Coe, Adham Shaikh, Ronnie Dean Harris, Corinna Keeling, Rita Wong, and Eileen Kage.

ARTISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS please send in your images or dropbox links to <> for the multimedia presentation! We welcome jpgs and still images and videos via dropbox or email.

If you would like to volunteer do get in touch with Heidi Martin <> as we are inviting people for the production, food preparation, and outreach support. Thank you!

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