Tsleil Waututh

How To Stop A Pipeline With Music

Ben West | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ben West

Folks feel like hypocrites driving to work in the morning and opposing a pipeline at the end of the day. An important part of this dialogue is building an understanding that not only is it essential that we phase out our dependence on fossil fuels to stop the destabilization of the climate and the extreme weather events that come with it, but that doing so actually creates more jobs than the status quo.

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Legally Challenged By B.C. First Nation

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. - A British Columbia First Nation is turning to the courts in an attempt to delay — and ultimately stop — a controversial pi...

First Nation Protests Pipeline

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The Tsleil-Waututh First Nation and environmentalists have crossed Burrard Inlet in traditional canoes to protest U.S. oil giant Kinder Morgan&apos...

Totem Pole for Hope and Healing On Its Way to Vancouver

DeSmog Canada | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Lummi territory just south of the Canadian border is under threat of a proposed coal export terminal at Cherry Point, Washington. Known to its original inhabitants as Xwe'chi'eXen, the spot is located 17 miles south of the Canadian border. The proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal would be the largest of its kind on the American west coast, transporting such dry bulk commodities as grain, potash and coal to Asian markets. The Tsleil-Waututh nation of North Vancouver is embroiled in a battle to keep Enbridge and Kinder Morgan out of its traditional territory. Both are fighting destructive resource development on their lands. Both are water nations, and their collective well-being depends upon the health of the Salish sea.

What Non-Indigenous People Can Learn From Chiefs' Anti-Oil Sands Efforts

Ben West | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Ben West

I feel strongly that as non-indigenous people living here in what we now call North America that we all have a lot to learn from those that were here long before we were. Working together, we need to find ways to heal from the history of colonialism and find new ways to work together to make healthy alternatives to dangerous tar sands oil, a reality. There are very real energy, housing and transportation solutions already readily available.

First Nation Band Hopes To Leave Pipeline Expansion Dead In Water

CP | Jeremy Nuttall, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.31.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - When a geyser spewed black oil across a Vancouver-area neighbourhood in 2007, the result of a punctured pipeline, members of the Tsleil-Wa...

You Shall Not Cross

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - Another First Nation in British Columbia has taken a stand against the construction and upgrading of pipelines that will carry petroleum p...