Salish Coast LIVE Winter Gathering – Feb 21 & 22
A gathering to honour Tsleil-Waututh culture, land & water in the face of a proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.
Hosted by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust, the two-day Salish Coast LIVE Winter Gathering brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to learn about the issues and understand the threats to the Tsleil-Waututh Nationâ€™s Territory and culture. The federal government and National Energy Board are attempting to fast-track the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. A Tribe Called Red (the most popular Indigenous music group in Turtle Island) comes to Tsleil-Waututh to stand with us to protect our Territory from tarsands threats.
The Winter Gathering also helps inspire connections between different Coast Salish Nations (from Tsleil-Waututh to Sto:lo to Tswwassen) as well as Urban Indigenous people, non-Indigenous, environmental groups and other opponents of Kinder Morgan. With many speakers the participants over the two days will learn more about Coast Salish Peopleâ€™s spiritual, cultural, and legal rights to the Salish Sea.
Part I: Launch Event – Friday, Feb 21, 6-10pm, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, East Hastings.
An evening launch event to connect to the language, culture, land and waters of the Tsleil Waututh and Coast Salish Peoples. This will feature a light dinner, plus speakers and breakout sessions on building crosscultural alliances. Learn how settlers to Unceded Coast Salish Territory are standing as allies to defend the Salish Sea.
Part II: Salish Coast LIVE w/ A Tribe Called Red – Friday, Feb 21, Doors 8pm Commodore Ballroom | THIS SECOND SHOW ADDED
After the Saturday night show sold out quickly, a second show has been added for the more than 1000 guests! With opening acts, Tsleil-Waututh video images, and videos describing the threats of tarsands and pipeline expansiÃ³n and oil tankers in the TWN Territory.
Part III: Walk, Paddle & Sacred Fire – Saturday, Feb 22, 1-5pm, Whey-ah-Wichen/Cates Park
An exciting wintery afternoon of programming brings us on the land and water at Whey-ah-Wichen. Directly facing the Kinder Morgan pipeline and oil tanker terminus, a Fire Ceremony will be held with Mike George. Traditional canoes will be on the water with Takaya Tours. A ceremonial 1-hour Walk will lead back to the Tsleil Waututh Community Centre lead by a Tsleil-Waututh youth banner and lead by TWN Elders and members of Council. It is expected 250-300 people will participate.
Part IV: Winter Feast with A Tribe Called Red – Saturday, Feb 22, 5-8pm, Tsleil-Waututh Community Centre
A special all-ages community performance by A Tribe Called Red, dinner, speakers and a full house in the Community Centre. Here is an introduction to the most popular Indigenous musical act touring Turtle Island today!… and they are coming to TWN!
Part V: Salish Coast LIVE w/ A Tribe Called RedÂ – Saturday, Feb 22, Doors 8pm Commodore Ballroom |Â ALL TICKETS SOLD OUT
This show was so popular it sold out before posters were even put up! A second show will be added on Friday night (see above).