Statement from Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust on Direct Action
Since 2012, Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) has been formally opposed to the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker project. This project threatens the ecological and cultural health of the region and its communities.
Our assessment report, grounded in TWN law and backed by research done by world leading experts has confirmed these risks as unacceptable. On this basis, TWN has denied it’s free, prior and informed consent.
We respect that all residents and TWN members have the right to voice their concerns. Although direct action has a long history of playing a role in moments of important social change Tsleil-Waututh Nation is focused on fighting Kinder Morgan in the courts.
For Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the People of the Inlet, it is our sacred obligation to protect the water. In our opposition to Kinder Morgan, we are many people paddling in the same direction.