Community Dinner at the Watch House
Stand with Kwantlen and PIPE UP friends, family, and allies are invited to a community dinner at the Watch House on Burnaby Mountain.
When: April 11 @ 4pm
Why: Come and learn about the watch house and eat dinner with a group of fabulous people.
Bring a chair and something to share if you can!
A Watch House, (“Kwekwecnewtxw” or “a place to watch from” in the henqeminem language, used by members of the Coast Salish Peoples) is grounded in the culture and spirituality of the Coast Salish Peoples. It is a traditional structure they have used for tens of thousands of years to watch for enemies on their territories and protect their communities from danger.
Today, this danger is Kinder Morgan’s new pipeline from the Alberta tar sands, which seeks to cross Indigenous and Coast Salish traditional territories despite the fact that more than half of Indigenous communities along the pipeline’s route have refused consent for the project. It would also mean a seven-fold increase in tanker traffic in the Salish Sea, bringing hundreds of tankers through the Burrard Inlet each year.
8505 Forest Grove Dr
Burnaby, BC V5A 4H5
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