It All Spills Into the Air – Keep It In The Ground!

Flood the System
Wednesday June 17 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Canada Place – (999 Canada Pl. – Convention Centre East Building), Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories

Corporate greenwashers, Exxon, Kinder Morgan (Trans-Mountain Tarsands Pipeline) and the Canadian Association of Petroleum producers are sponsoring the ‘Clean Pacific’ oil spill response conference thinking they can convince us that “growth in crude transportation” is a good idea as long as a bit more money is spent to prepare for the inevitable spills. Along with colonial government ‘hosts,’ they are ignoring indigenous leaders and impacted communities who are saying NO to pipelines and tankers in their territories.

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Oil sands bitumen is extremely toxic, is destroying indigenous communities and their traditional lands, and is impossible to clean up – a large spill into the Fraser River or Salish Sea would be an unimaginable disaster. AND the most disastrous spill is the one that happens every day when oil is burned as intended – CO2 continues to spill into the atmosphere, worsening the climate crisis and acidifying the oceans causing irreparable damage to sensitive ecosystems that sustain us. Continue reading

Delivering a message to TransCanada

Photo by murray bush – flux photo
Photo by murray bush – flux photo
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Today, Rising Tide on Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories, delivered a message to the offices of Coastal GasLink in solidarity with the Unist’ot’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, who are building a Healing Center on their territory, which is in the way of several proposed pipeline projects.

Read the Letter delivered – Coastal GasLink Letter
Read the Media Release – 22 May 2015 – Media Release

There have been attempted incursions onto Unist’ot’en Territory in the last 2 weeks. The first occurred in the beginning of May when Coastal Gaslink representatives came to the bridge bordering Unis’to’ten territory where they were met by Freda Huson, the official representative for the clan. They were not permitted entry. The second was via Transcanada helicopter on May 17th. This was in direct violation of the Free Prior and Informed Consent protocol. No protocol was honoured.

Transcanada and Coastal Gaslink are not welcome on Unist’ot’en Territory. Hereditary Chief Knedebeas has been very clear that pipelines will not be built on Unist’ot’en Territory where a Healing Center is being built to welcome community members who are seeking to reconnect with their land. It is also home to Freda Huson and her partner, Hereditary Chief Toghestiy. Continue reading

Keynote Panel: United Against Austerity

Unite against Austerity

Tuesday April 28th from 6-8 pm.
Vancouver Public Library – Central Location (350 West Georgia Street)
Facebook RSVP We encourage you to check out this great panel that Rising Tide is excited to be sponsoring!

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TERRITORIAL WELCOME by Audrey Siegl (ancestral name s??emt?na:t) from Musqueam nation.
FOLLOWED BY FANTASTIC SPEAKERS! Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Reilly Yeo: co-creator of Groundswell Grassroots Economic Alternatives and a specialist at OpenMedia, Arielle dela Cruz Yip and Cora Cadiz: Philippine Women Centre of BC, Paul Finch: BC Government and Service Employees Union Treasurer, Adrienne Montani: Provincial Coordinator of First Call BC and COMEDY by Sean Devlin of Shit Harper Did.

Why Unite Against Austerity
All around the world – from Quebec to Greece to Chile to South Africa – tens of thousands of people are rising up against austerity. Continue reading

Help Build the New Unist’ot’en Healing Centre

healing lodge“Many people first get involved with the Unist’ot’en Camp because our stance is clear and no nonsense – there will be no pipelines built on Unist’ot’en land. But they soon realize that the Camp is much more than just a blockade. It is a place of learning, of healing, of connecting with nature, of breaking with the legacy of colonization. Now this work will be expanded and consolidated through the establishment of a Healing Centre.

The Unist’ot’en Camp Healing Centre will have indigenous youth as its main focus. The Centre will contain counselling rooms; meeting rooms, a kitchen and dining hall and sleeping quarters.

The first phase of construction, commencing this spring, will be the kitchen and dining hall which will serve, not only the Healing Centre, but also everyone who comes to the Unist’ot’en Camp.” Find out more and donate here!

Dessert and Speaker Evening in Support of Northern Trappers Alliance

Northern Trappers Alliance: Holding the Line – Fighting Uranium and Tar Sands in Northern Saskatchewan

Saturday April 11, 2015
Doors at 6:30; Starts at 7 PM
Grandview Calvary Baptist Church: 1803 E 1st Ave, Vancouver
Suggested donation $10, no one turned away.


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Join us for an evening of dessert, speakers and entertainment to fundraise and show solidarity with the members of the Dene Nation, who are protecting their traditional territory from uranium and tar sands mining near La Loche, Saskatchewan. Dene and Metis trappers have set up a checkpoint on Hwy 955 in Treaty 8 territory, to keep Cenovus, Fission Uranium Corp, and many others out. Brian Grandbois, from Dene Nation, will be here to share about his Nation’s resistance.

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Science World Banner Drop

From the roof of the Telus Science World pointing to the facility’s unscientific support for the provincial government’s massive LNG extraction dreams under the slogan “No ConScience World – fracking with climate science.”
Music – Prelude No. 7 – Chris Zabriskie

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True costs of fracked gas revealed at Science World

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday 22nd March 2015

Photo credit Murray Bush, flux photo.

Photo credit Murray Bush, flux photo.

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VANCOUVER, Coast Salish Territories – Earlier today climate justice activists dropped a banner at Science World reading “No Conscience World: Fracking with climate Science”. Alongside the banner drop a series of popular education demonstrations including stalls and activities, a fracked water demo, pin the poison on the pond, and fishing for fractoids, were set up outside the entrance to Science World.

Photo credit Murray Bush, flux photo.

Photo credit Murray Bush, flux photo.

Michael Smiley, from Rising Tide Vancouver, Coast Salish territories, the group organizing today’s demonstration, said “We can’t sit idly by while Science World is working alongside Christy Clark to greenwash the Liquified Fracked Gas industry. Today we are not only engaging with and educating children in the dangers of fracked gas and its impact on the climate and environment but also reaching out to the management of Science World to consider the impacts of their actions”.

The event was held in solidarity with frontline Indigenous communities, including the Unist’ot’en Camp and the Madii Lii Camp. The former is facing an eviction threat designed to allow construction to begin on Chevron’s fracked gas Pacific Trail Pipeline, which runs through unceded indigenous lands. The Madii Lii Camp have set up a camp on the direct path of Prince Ruper Gas Transmission (PRGT) Pipeline, another proposed LFG (Liquid Fracked Gas) pipeline, declaring sovereign management of their Territory.

Michael Smiley, of Rising Tide, said “As our popular education stalls showed today fracked gas is hugely environmentally damaging, opposed by local communities and fundamentally not an ethical or viable energy solution. The young kids passed our fracked gas quiz today, if only the same could be said for those planning the energy infrastructure of the region.”

A recent study headed by scientists at Cornell University found that when the full effects of shale gas fracking are taken into account, especially methane leakage, the global warming effect is worse than burning coal over 20 years and comparable in the longer term.

Media Contacts
Michael Smiley – (604) 375.3214
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Background Information:
The Cornell University study ‘Methane and the greenhouse-gas footprint of natural gas from shale formations’ is available at

The Unist’ot’en Camp is a resistance community whose purpose is to protect sovereign Wet’suwet’en territory from several proposed pipelines from the Tar Sands Gigaproject and shale gas from Hydraulic Fracturing Projects in the Peace River Region. Find out more at or email

The Madii Lii Camp is located at the entrance to Madii Lii territory within the Gitxsan Nation, in Northwest BC. On Aug. 26, 2014, the hereditary chiefs of the territory declared access to the territory closed to all fracked gas (LFG/LNG) pipeline development and other unauthorized industrial activity, and enacted the Luutkudziiwus Territorial Management Plan. Find out more at or email