Looking for something? Search this site and archives.
Gitga'at First Nation Completes “Symbolic Blockade” of Douglas Channel In Opposition to Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline and Oil Tankers on the BC Coast
http://www.coastalfirstnations.ca/news-release/june-20-2014-743pm HARTLEY BAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA (June 20, 2014) - Members of the Gitga’at First Nation have successfully stretched a crochet “Chain of Hope” across the Douglas Channel as a symbol of their opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and oil tankers project.
A flotilla of boats from the community began the journey at 2pm after inclement weather delayed their launch. Gitga’at women paddled a canoe across the channel in the pouring rain, carrying a giant spool of multicolor crochet wool, interspersed with mementoes and fishing floats with messages written on them.
“The community came together and everyone crocheted, to show our full support for the Gitga'at way of life, to stand up for our coast, the whales, our traditions, our food and for the future Gitga'at that will use our territory for generations to come,” said Jodi Hill, a member of the Gitga'at First Nation and Chain of Hope participant. “We stand today to take care for generations we will never meet, just as our ancestors stood up for us. The crochet line means something to us all now. We won't stand for Enbridge or the government that supports them."
The paddlers laid a crochet chain more than 11,000 feet long from Hawkesbury Island to Hartley Bay.
“This chain is made of wool, but it’s stronger than steel,” said Grand Chief StewartPhillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs. “First Nations will do whatever it takes to protect our communities from the dangers of oil spills because we have everything to lose. The BC and Canadian governments ignore this message at their own peril.”
Gitga'at territory encompasses
approximately 7,500 square kilometres of land and water, including a major
portion of Douglas Channel, which is the proposed route oil tankers would have
to travel to get to and from Kitimat.
Media Contact: Andrew Frank, 604-367-2112
Return to the Dialogue Home Page
THE APRIL 2023 ISSUE OF DIALOGUE, VOL. 36-#3, has been mailed to subscribers.
* * * *
To subscribe or send a Gift Subscription, please contact us:
6227 Groveland Dr.
Nanaimo, BC Canada
[$20 CDN/4 issues to addresses in Canada;
$6 SINGLE ISSUE; Please add $5.00/copy for International orders.]
In addition to the printed magazine, subscribers receive a pdf copy with active links.
* * *
The Autumn 2021 digital edition, Vol.35, No. 1
The Summer 2021 digital edition,Vol. 34, No. 4
The Spring 2021 Digital Edition,
Vol. 34, No. 3
The Winter 2020-21 digital edition, Vol. 34, No. 2
* * *
* * *
Please send comments, inquiries or letters / essays / poetry / art to dialogue(at)dialogue.ca
MAIL: 6227 Groveland Dr., Nanaimo, BC V9V 1B1 CANADA. Or use the Submission Page.
* * *
Links to earlier issues can be accessed here.
You can order a copy of the printed magazine!
* * *
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
- George Orwell
* * *
"The civilized have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide that their "vital interests" are menaced, and think nothing of torturing a man to death: these people are not to be taken seriously when they speak of the 'sanctity' of human life, or the 'conscience' of the civilized world." - James Baldwin, Source: page 489 of COLLECTED ESSAYS (1998), from chapter one of "The Devil Finds Work" (orig. pub. 1976)
"Since world war two we've managed to create history's
first truly global empire. This has been done by the corporatocracy, which are
a few men and women who run our major corporations and in doing so also run the
U.S. government and many other governments around the world." - John
Perkins, 2005, author of the book titled 'Confessions of and Economic Hit Man'
In the struggle of Good against Evil, it's always the people who get killed. - Eduardo Galeano
"It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely." - Leo Buscaglia, author and university professor (1924-1998)
The above quotes are from ICH on Dec. 18-19, 2015: InformationClearingHouse
* * *
Add comments or new items in Your Submissions