Support First Nations’ Coast Protectors efforts to protect our province from tar sands spills along our coast and along the Kinder Morgan pipeline route at an inspirational event, For Our Earth, on Monday April 23rd, 7-9 P.M. in the Nelson United Church sanctuary, 602 Silica Street at Josephine. Join the movement to stop Kinder Morgan from endangering our province’s waterways and lands, and support our transition to renewable energy and a healthier future. This Forum is organized by a coalition of local groups from three regions who are appealing to you and others to add your name to the list. .

Headliners are Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Joan Phillip of the Penticton Indian Band Council, and Garth Lenz, an internationally award winning environmental photographer who focuses on Canada’s role in the ecosystems of the world.

Grand Chief Phillip asserts, “Now is the time to stand beside Indigenous people in support of our timeless struggle to defend Mother Earth. There is a battle being waged across the globe by Indigenous peoples and their allies demanding a safe, healthy world for future generations. This is about water versus oil and life versus death, ultimately about survival versus extinction.”

The Forum will also feature Indigenous prayer, moving, live entertainment and a Silent Auction.

For Our Earth’s aim is to raise awareness and carry out strategic actions within our regions and along pipeline routes and to raise much needed funds for the First Nations Coast Protectors. The coalition encourages all to share the Coast Protectors donation link with your contacts and on social media so that the campaign continues to grow regionally and globally. Millions of dollars are needed for the First Nations people to continue the struggle in court and in the media.

To donate to Stop Kinder Morgan – Go To:
For more information on Coast Protectors go to:
Requested Donation at forum $15 – $20, Students and Youth Free.
Spread us on Facebook:
A non violent strategic action training event will follow the For Our Earth Forum on Saturday, April 28th at 12:30 – 4:30 PM at the Senior Citizens Nelson Branch No. 51, 717 Vernon Street.
$20 or By Donation, Students and Youth Free.

To join the coalition, volunteer or further info contact: 250-608-0773
To donate to the Silent Auction contact: 250-352-9871
Further info on Action Training Workshop contact: 250-352-9871 or 250-505-4122 or 250-777-2020

Sponsors: For Our Earth Coalition, Kootenay Region Branch United Nations Association in Canada, Nelson Chapter of the Council of Canadians, Boundary Peace Initiative, Kootenays for a Pipeline Free BC, Kelowna Chapter of the Council of Canadians, B.C. Southern Interior Peace Coalition, West Kootenay EcoSociety, KAIROS and MIR Center for Peace at Selkirk College.

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