February 16th @ 7pm
The proposed Petronas LNG development on Lax U’u’la (Lelu Island) and Flora Bank, part of the Skeena River estuary near Prince Rupert, will certainly fail. The struggle is being fought out on many fronts–legal, political, scientific, cultural, economic, in the media, out on the land and out on the water–by a coordinated and determined group of Tsimshians who will never back down or be bought off. The resistence is being led by the Gitwilgyoots, with the support of the Allied Tribes of Lax Kw’alaams, other Tsimshians from Hartley Bay to Metlakatla to Kitsumkalum, Gitxsan and Wet’sutwet’en hereditary chiefs, crews with Haida, Babine, Tahltan, Nisga’a, Haisla and people from all over. According to an insider at the B.C. Premier’s office, Christie Clark is “shitting her pants” over the situation. Petronas is on the verge of cancelling the project.
Please join us for a discussion of on-the-ground-and-water aspects of the resistance with defenders from the camp. The event will be of special interest to people wanting to visit the island and join in direct but disciplined tactical responses to aggression by Petronas contractors and who have respect for the Tsimshian hereditary system. We will also screen the new short film “A Last Stand for Lelu” (https://vimeo.com/152232324).
Donations to help pay for the costs of fuel, one of our main ongoing expenses, are appreciated. Note that seating is very limited.
Accessibility Info: The venue is situated on the south side of Blood Alley Square. There are several cobblestones, but there is ramp access and it’s an open space once inside. There are fewer cobblestones to navigate coming from Abbott as opposed to Carrall. The washroom is not fully WC accessible, the doorway is about 27 inches wide.
This event is taking place on occupied and unceded Coast Salish Territories.