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NEWS RELEASE · 1st February 2012
Prince Rupert, BC.
Saturday, 4 February 2012.
Starts: 11am till Midnight
Public Rally - Gitga'at stand against tankers. Starts with a parade at Mariners Park

The Gitga’at are hosting a rally in Prince Rupert to say No to Enbridge’s oil pipelines and supertanker project on Saturday Feb 4th. This is the day before the annual All Native Basketball Tournament.

Speakers: David Suzuki, Andrew Nikiforuk, Other First Nations & Environmental Advocates

Traditional Dancers.

Music Performances: Jann Arden, Murray Porter, Shane Yellowbeard & Ta’kaiya Blaney

The proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway would transport oil and condensate from the Alberta Tar Sands to Kitimat via 2- 1,170km pipelines. At the proposed Kitimat port facility, the oil would be transferred to super-tankers and shipped out through Douglas Channel, right past the village of Hartley Bay. The tanker route will go through the harvesting and fishing areas of the Gitga’at and as well as the home of the rare White Spirit Bear, it poses risks that have the potential to create disaster, not only for all life forms in the area, but for the very survival of the Gitga’at.

There will be thousands of First Nation basketball players, their coaches and families from across the Province and Alaska in attendance.

I think this is likely to be the largest rally about this particular project we will see to date. With players from North Vancouver to Alaska the “First Nations Wall of Opposition” will literally be physically represented in one location.

Open to the public. Registration is required for attendance at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre and opens at 9am at the Civic Centre.

More about the Gitga'at
Comment by al earl on 2nd February 2012
yup right on Linda, what the narrow minded seem to forget is that us terrorists realize there is a need for oil, and we are habitually connected to it, what they fail to realize is that a tank of gas used to support a just cause (i bet you will go with three other people in your vehicle) is a small price to pay to preserve thousands of years of evolution, and an uneducated and unproven guess at whats best for Canada is ultimately what is not best for the planet, in my mind, and this is only my opinion, oil is required in todays society, but toxic spills need not apply
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Comment by Linda Halyk on 2nd February 2012
Sometimes sacrafices have to be made in order to educate the ignorant.
Comment by susan mckie on 1st February 2012
So just saying, how do these people get to Prince Rupert? Oh, by plane, car, bus, I doubt that any of them are walking. So glad to hear that the biggest hypocrite David Suzuki will be there. How big is his carbon footprint by travelling everywhere?