Urgent: Support Request for Fundraising for Unist’ot’en Camp

In light of recent events at the Unist’ot’en camp there is an urgent call for support to set up a legal fund. We are hoping to raise $10,000 in a few days – with your help!

An immediate way to donate is through a fundraising initiative already set up here: http://frontlines.bpt.me

All funds from this event will go directly to the Unist’ot’en Camp Healing Center as well as their Legal Fund, as per the request by Freda Huson. And, because you donate through this site pay pal will not be pocketing 8 percent. Every penny goes to the Unist’ot’en and their fight to protect the land.

Even though the fundraiser link is for a ticketed event, you can donate without having to attend. Anyone from anywhere can purchase a ticket and you can change the amount to be higher than the 25$. Your help at this time is greatly appreciated.

You can also donate through email transfer at fhuson@gmail.com. Please send an email to fhuson@riseup.net and answer the security question so they can access the funds.

A final option is to make a cheque out to: Tse Wedi Eith (rocks flowing) with legal fund on the line and mail it to same name: 620 CN Station Rd, Smithers, BC V0J 2N1.

Aug 4 – Open Meeting

We’re hosting an open meeting for folks interested in joining the Rising Tide Collective – Tuesday, August 4, 7-8pm at Spartacus Books (3378 Findlay Street, Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory).
We would love to see you there! Please RSVP to risingtide604@riseup.net

The open meeting will be a chance for you to find out more about Rising Tide: who we are, what we do and why we do it. We’ll talk about Rising Tide’s values, tactics and approach to organizing, go over what we’re working on at the moment, and answer any questions you have. The aim of the evening is for us all to get to know each other a bit, and to help you decide if Rising Tide is the group for you.

**We encourage folks to read our basis of unity and security culture document before the meeting, as we’ll be discussing them there:
http://risingtide604.ca/?page_id=2
http://risingtide604.ca/?p=1840

If you have any questions about getting involved please email us at risingtide604@riseup.net
Also, please tell us if you have any accessibility needs for the meeting, and/or if you’re keen to get involved but can’t make that date, so we can let you know about future open meetings.

Looking forward to meet you soon, the Rising Tide Collective

#UnistotenHeals: Rally to protect Unist’ot’en land (THIS THURSDAY – JULY 30)

July 30 Image On Thursday, July 30th at 5:30pm, community members will gather downtown to express unwavering support for protecting Unist’ot’en land from fossil fuel industries, and demand accountability from the RCMP.

MEET – 5:30pm – CBC building, corner of Georgia and Cambie, Vancouver (Unceded Coast Salish Territories)

Help spread the word – Facebook Event

This rally comes in response to recent attempts by the RCMP and Chevron, proponents of the proposed Pacific Trail fracked gas pipeline, enter unceded Unist’ot’en territory without consent.

The chiefs of the Unist’ot’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation have declared their opposition to all oil and gas pipelines in their territory and Freda Huson, clan spokesperson, has maintained a checkpoint at the bridge into their territory for the last six years. “I am not demonstrating. I am not protesting. I am occupying our traditional homelands,” Huson said. Continue reading

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

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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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

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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!

Web link by CCPA: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/offices/bc/events/keynote-panel-united-against-austerity
Web link by Changemakers: http://www.changemakersvan.com/category/events/

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!