Come out and learn about the issues facing Wet’suwet’en from the Coastal Gas Link LNG pipeline. On Sunday February 9th we will screen INVASION, a telling look at Canadian and British Columbian responses to Indigenous Sovereignty and rights at Unist’ot’en.
Alas, we know the coast is safe from the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker project. On March 25th, we will gather to celebrate our strength. We will commemorate this win and we will continue to defend Haida Gwaii from oil and gas supertankers.
Co-hosted by Haida Gwaii CoASt and the Council of the Haida Nation, this event will be a fun-filled celebration acknowledging the strength of our communities.
We are very pleased to see the government turn down the Northern Gateway Pipeline. It comes at a cost: Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion and Line 3. There is still more work to be done.
Please see the new Press Release from the Council of the Haida Nation on Trudeau’s announcement. According to CHN President Peter Lantin:
“There has to be a better government-to-government consultation process to deal with these projects before they get rolling,” said Lantin. “Avoiding this type of confrontation through frank dialogue will result in more common ground. Protecting the coast and the waters surrounding Haida Gwaii is paramount for our Nation. But within this framework there is room to develop practical solutions and resolve issues nation-to-nation and to do that we have to talk.”
You have one week to tell Transport Canada we want a legislated oil tanker ban protecting Haida Gwaii’s food and waters. Your comments are very important – the federal government needs to hear that we want a permanent ban on bulk crudeand refined oil.
The Government of Canada has created an online portal where you can post your input on the tanker ban they promised. You will have to register to make a comment. Contact Haida Gwaii CoASt if you have any problems submitting your feedback (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
What would it be like to live alongside one of the shapers of human events, in their youth, before they transformed history? In Fractured Land, we follow Caleb Behn, a young Dene lawyer who may become one of this generation’s great leaders, if he can discover how to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him, blending modern tools of the law with ancient wisdom.
Haida Gwaii CoASt is so pleased to be a co-sponsor of these screenings of FRACTURED LAND next month in Skidegate and Old Massett. Caleb Behn, the young Dene lawyer whose story is told in this film, will be here to speak to this documentary and answer your questions about Indigenous rights and fracking impacts in his territory.
Performing House at Kay Llnagaay | Thursday, April 21st | 7pm
Tluu Xaadaa Naay Longhouse | Friday, April 22nd | 7pm
ADMISSION IS FREE – EVERYONE WELCOME
Community Q&A with Caleb Behn following the movie
Sponsored by Council of the Haida Nation, Haida Gwaii CoASt, and Gwaii Trust Society