Yinka Dene Alliance

Yinka Dene Alliance

April 27, 2012 13:00 ET

First Nations Launch Nationwide Train Journey to Bring Opposition to Enbridge's Northern Gateway Project to Toronto's Financial District

JASPER, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 27, 2012) - The Yinka Dene Alliance (YDA), a coalition of First Nations from northern BC, will hold rallies to launch its nationwide "Freedom Train" journey from the Pacific Coast to Toronto's financial district in Jasper, AB, on April 30, and in Edmonton, AB, on May 2.

Local First Nations and community groups will join the YDA at these events, with dancing and the Wild Spirit drummers. Joe Abraham from Big Horn will lead the water ceremony, where water from different regions of Canada will be mixed to symbolize that water connects us all. YDA leaders will be available to media for comment at all events. The YDA delegation will take its message across Canada, directly to Enbridge's corporate leadership at the company's annual shareholders meeting in Toronto on May 9.

Jasper Freedom Rally
Monday, April 30, 2012
Jasper VIA Rail Station
607 Connaught Drive, Jasper, AB
4:00 pm
Edmonton news conference and rally
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Steps of the Alberta Legislature, 10800 97 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
News conference: 10:30 am
Rally: 12 noon

Note to editors: For map of locations, photos, maps of event locations and a full itinerary for the tour, visit http://freedomtrain2012.com/schedule-events.

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