Upstream Voices: Indigenous leaders speak for wild salmon in Vancouver March 7th
We just learned that Yvonne Lattie, hereditary chief of the Gitxsan House of Gwininitxw, will be speaking at our upcoming fundraiser “Upstream Voices: Indigenous land protectors speak for salmon”. That means we’ll have the opportunity to hear from Hereditary Chiefs and Elders from each of the Nations who have launched a legal challenge to the Petronas LNG terminal: the Gitanyow, Gitwilgyoots and the two Gitxsan Huwilp, or Houses – Luutkudziiwus and Gwininitxw.
The Petronas plan has climate justice implications for everyone. To keep the project running, thousands of new fracking wells would need to be dug every year. There are already 30,000 wells in northeastern B.C.: aside from the deadly methane emissions and water pollution at the source, the plan will lead to a fractured landscape that will render aboriginal rights — to hunt and fish in their traditional territories — meaningless.
Please join us for an auspicious evening at the Wise Hall in Vancouver on March 7th at 7 pm. Hear directly from leaders who are working to protect their traditional territories, and future generations, from the carbon time-bomb that Petronas proposes to drop on B.C.’s north.
We need to raise $300,000 to defend Skeena salmon. We’ve raised nearly $65k. It’s a tall order, but around here we’re used to swimming upstream!
Ready to take a stand? Spread the word about this event: share on social media and forward this email to people you know will want to hear about this opportunity to listen to the voices of Salmon Nations. Hope to see you there! If you aren’t in the area, you can donate online here: https://fundraise.raventrust.com/campaign/wild-for-salmon-protect-skeena-river-from-petronas-lng/c114091. Donate now and your contribution will be matched, doubling your impact.