Indigenous Opposition Steadfast as Kinder Morgan Canada Stockholders Prepare to Vote on Trans Mountain Deal

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August 29, 2018

Indigenous Opposition Steadfast as Kinder Morgan Canada Stockholders Prepare to Vote on Trans Mountain Deal

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – August 29, 2018) Tomorrow in Calgary, Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd stockholders are scheduled to vote on Canada’s offer to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project. They are widely expected to accept $4.5 billion from the federal government for a line they only paid $550 million for in 2005.

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BC First Nations being devastated by Wildfire Season of 2018, immediate resources needed

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August 22, 2018

BC First Nations being devastated by Wildfire Season
of 2018, immediate resources needed

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver:  BC First Nations leaders are calling on the federal and provincial governments to provide immediate and on-going supports needed by the numerous BC First Nations directly impacted by the 2018 BC Wildfire Season and to also create a BC First Nations Emergency Management Fund, which was proposed following the 2017 BC wildfire season.

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OPEN LETTER: Kinder Morgan Canada Authorization Requests Dear Premier Horgan, Minister Heyman, and Minister Mungall

OPEN LETTER: Kinder Morgan Canada Authorization Requests 
Dear Premier Horgan, Minister Heyman, and Minister Mungall:

We are writing to you regarding a recent letter that was sent to the Neskonlith Indian Band from Ian Anderson, President of Kinder Morgan Canada (enclosed). This letter, which provides detail on the transfer of control of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan to the Government of Canada, makes mention of the fact that Kinder Morgan will soon request specific authorizations from the Government of British Columbia to resume construction. We urge you to continue to stand with the First Nations and British Columbians who are justly opposed to this pipeline, and to deny all authorization requests sent to the Province from Kinder Morgan.

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MMIWG Coalition dismayed by essential transport service cuts

MMIWG Coalition dismayed by essential transport service cuts;

calls for safe, affordable, reliable transit

(August 15, 2018 – Coast Salish Territories) The recent elimination of Greyhound services across western Canada has had a devastating and chilling effect upon Indigenous community members, especially upon Indigenous women and girls. The Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (“the Coalition”) calls upon the government of British Columbia to implement a permanent transit solution for affected areas, especially those that are rural and remote, and one that is safe, affordable and reliable.

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Kinder Morgan’s new estimate = $9.3 billion and counting

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August 9, 2018


Kinder Morgan’s new estimate = $9.3 billion and counting

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – August 9, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is frustrated and outraged with the $1.9 billion increase in estimated construction costs for the planned Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project released by Kinder Morgan yesterday.

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Upholding commitments to reconciliation and Indigenous rights in court regarding the Site C injunction hearings

August 7, 2018

OPEN LETTER:    Upholding commitments to reconciliation and Indigenous rights in court regarding the Site C injunction hearings

Dear Premier Horgan and Minister Eby:

We are writing to shed light on the unacceptable and disconcerting gap between your political commitments to reconciliation and Indigenous rights, and BC Hydro’s legal arguments in the current

BC Supreme Court Hearings regarding the West Moberly First Nation’s application for an interim injunction while their Treaty case is being heard.

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Save the dates: Wild Salmon Summit

Save the Dates

September 19 – 21 2018
9:00AM – 4:30Pm

Join us for the Wild Salmon Summit at the Westin Wall Centre Hotel in Richmond, B.C. hosted by the First Nations Leadership Council.

This three-day summit will focus on developing a comprehensive approach to safeguarding wild salmon for generations to come.

Questions? Contact: wildsalmonRSVP@gmail.com

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UBCIC Condemns Canada’s “Ill-Fated” Buy-Out of Kinder Morgan Project, Promises “Strong, Widespread, and Unwavering” Opposition

(Coast Salish Territory – Vancouver, BC – July 23, 2018)


Today, as Canada takes possession of the controversial and ill-fated Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker project, Indigenous leaders renew vows to enact their rights as proper title holders by protecting their territories against this project and its devastating risks and impacts.

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