Yinka Dene Alliance

Yinka Dene Alliance

February 03, 2016 15:46 ET

Media Advisory: First Nations Chiefs and BC Union Leaders to Sign Solidarity Accord Opposing Tar Sands Pipelines and Tankers in BC

First Nations/Union Alliance Takes Shape as Pipeline Issue Heats Up in Canada Again

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 3, 2016) -

Attention News Editors:

Media are invited to a signing ceremony and press conference hosted by the Yinka Dene Alliance and the BC Government and Service Employee's Union in downtown Vancouver tomorrow morning (Feb. 4, 2016).

Union leaders will join First Nations in a signing ceremony of an Accord supporting the Save the Fraser Declaration, and speak about an emerging alliance between First Nations and unions amidst an escalating national debate about tar sands pipelines, consultation and the environmental review process.

The Save the Fraser Declaration is an indigenous law banning tar sands pipelines and tankers from crossing BC, signed by representatives of over 130 First Nations.

When: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 9:15 am Pacific/12:15 am Eastern
Where: Four Seasons Hotel, Strathcona Room, 791 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Who: Rueben George, Manager, Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust Initiative
Chief Stan Thomas, Saik'uz First Nation
Chief Fred Sam, Nak'azdli Nation
Cheryl Bear, Nadleh Whut'en Councillor
Paul Finch, Treasurer, BC Government and Service Employees' Union
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs

Contact Information

  • Geraldine Thomas Flurer
    Yinka Dene Alliance