Various locations in Winnipeg; see below for details.
The Yinka Dene Alliance is taking a Freedom Train across Canada to enforce their legal ban on the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipelines and tankers project, and to stand up for their freedom to choose their own future. They are travelling from their territories in northern BC all the way to Enbridge’s annual shareholders meeting in Toronto.
The Freedom Train is coming to Winnipeg, May 3-6. Come support indigenous rights and the environment. Stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline!
Friday, May 4
Welcome feast for the Yinka Dene Alliance
Join us for a public feast to welcome First Nations people and their supporters from the Yinka Dene Alliance in northern British Columbia as they travel across the country on a Freedom Train to challenge the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. Help us welcome the Yinka Dene to Treaty 1 and to Manitoba.
The Feast will be followed by a panel discussion from leaders of the Yinka Dene Alliance and local First Nations activists. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Where: Thunderbird House 715 Main St.
When: 6:00 pm feast; 8:00 panel discussion
Who: Panel features Chief Martin Louie, Nadleh Whut’en; Hereditary Chief Tsodih (Pete Erickson), Nak’azdli; Chief Jackie Thomas, Saik’uz; Jo Redsky, Anishinabe.
Saturday, May 5
Stop the tar sands rally and water ceremony
Join us to celebrate indigenous rights and the environment on Saturday, May 5, International Tar Sands Day. Help welcome Yinka Dene Alliance who are travelling by train across Canada to raise support for their struggle against the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. A water ceremony will be held to remind us that we are all connected through the waters that run across this country.
When: 1 pm, Saturday, May 5
Where: Oodena Celebration Circle at the Forks (just south of the Provencher Bridge)
Who: Yinka Dene Alliance, local First Nations and their supporters.
Everyone welcome to attend.
Local contact: Josh Brandon, Communications, Green Action Centre, 204-898-6460.