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The Sign is raised
REPORTING · 10th June 2010
Walter McFarlane
As the presentations continued, (see ‘A Gathering of Nations’ parts 1 through 4. 1-HERE, 2-HERE, 3-HERE, 4-HERE) lunch loomed closer and closer. Pizza Boxes were observed being brought into the Recreation Centre by the dozens and it was not long until the room began to fill with the aroma of Italian cuisine. However, it was not time for lunch as there was still one thing which had to be done.

“This is about you, this is about the people. To that end, some friends of ours have put together a big sign. I won’t tell you what is on it right now but, just before lunch, we’re going to ask all of you to come outside with us and help us erect the sign,” said Gerald Amos.

The people gathered outside the Recreation centre for the raising of the sign. On the Billboard was a strong message from the First Nations and the people who were attending the Gathering: ‘We Say No to Enbridge Oil.’

There was singing and drumming in front of the sign. Someone brought the phone number of the President of Enbridge. A call was then placed and a message left on the answering machine. The message consisted of the chant, “We say No to Enbridge Oil.”, this went on for two or three stanzas before the phone call was finished.