What: Food Systems, Indigenous Rights, And Aging Pipelines - Local Food BBQ Fundraiser for Chippewas of the Thames Line 9 Legal Challenge
When: Sunday August 23rd, 1pm in Victoria Park (at the back of the park near the picnic/children's area)
Are you interested in local food systems, clean water, and a healthy, vibrant environment? Do you want to learn more about the Grand River watershed and the treaties that bind us as residents of this land? If so, then come to the No Line 9 fundraiser barbeque *this Sunday, August 23, 1pm, in Victoria Park*.
The barbeque will be raising funds for the legal challenge being mounted by Chippewas of the Thames First Nation against Enbridge's Line 9 pipeline. Line 9 puts the Grand River watershed at risk, which means a serious threat to local farming and drinking water sources that rely on the river. The pipeline has already had 35 significant spills, and Enbridge's plan would have the 36th be of tar sands dilbit, which cannot be cleaned up. Line 9 has also been rammed through the Harper government's weakened approval process without consulting affected Indigenous nations, which given the serious environmental impact it will have, is the basis of the Chippewas of the Thames challenge.
Joining us on Sunday are speakers from Chippewas of the Thames and Six Nations who will discuss the pipeline's potential impacts to Indigenous food systems and regional watersheds, as well as relevant nation-to-nation treaties and agreements between Indigenous peoples and Canada.
The barbeque will feature locally sourced food with both vegan and meat options. We ask for donations to the legal fund of a suggested
$5-$20 for your meal.
If you have any further questions please e-mail us at waterlooregionagainstline9 [at] gmail.com
See you Sunday!