Toxic Tour: On the Front Line - Aamjiwnaang

Toxic Tour
May 10th, 2014
Starting at 12:00pm
1942 Virgil Ave.

Come out to Aamjiwnaang's Toxic Tour 2014, an informational walk through a front line community called Aamjiwnaang and the monster that is Chemical Valley, 62 industry plants in the 25km radius of Aamjiwnaang which makes up 40% of Canada's chemical industry. On this tour, we will walk through Aamjiwnaang and beside one of the Great Lakes, through chemical valley and back along Talfourd Creek through Aamjiwnaang again. When we gather, we will start and along the way give prayers to the 4 directions, which we do as long as we are learning and experiencing. The walk will be followed by a meal and some time for discussion. We hope to see people of turtle island joining together for this day of action.

Aamjiwnaang & Sarnia Against Pipelines
asap1491@gmail.com
http://aamjiwnaangsolidarity.com
https://www.facebook.com/AamjiwnaangSarniaAgainstPipelines?ref=hl

On May 10, Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia Against Pipelines (ASAP) is hosting a Toxic Tour of chemical valley. Join Grand river Indigenous Solidarity to attend this tour and see where Line 9 starts and the dozens of other industrial plants that ring the community. Sign up now to reserve your spot on the tour and support frontline resistance to pipeline expansion! Cars will be leaving Kitchener at 10am Saturday May 10.

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/276013509226465/

Line 9, Enbridge's plan to ship tar sands dilbit in an aging pipeline from Sarnia to Montreal, has been approved by the National Energy Board, but this toxic sludge has not yet started flowing through it. Communities along the path of Line 9 and others opposed to the tar sands are continuing to resist this dangerous project. The pipeline's western terminal is located beside Aamjiwnaang First Nation in an area known as "chemical valley," home to more than 60 refineries and chemical plants--that's 40% of Canada's chemical industry. Aamjiwnaang will be directly impacted by the Line 9 project, as they are by the many other pipelines and industrial facilities in their backyard. The plan to ship dilbit through Line 9 only adds more toxins and a greater threat posed by its inevitable spills. Despite this stark reality, Enbridge did not engage in proper consultation with Aamjiwnaang or any other Indigenous community along the line, and the NEB similarly disregarded their treaty responsibilities to do so.

 

If you have any questions about the event, send an e-mail to waterlooregionagainstline9@gmail.com

Click here to sign up for your seat!

AGENDA:

Meeting outside of Maawn Doosh Gumig at 12:00 pm for Opening Prayer and song.

The walk will include a prayers to the 4 directions. We plan to walk through Aamjiwnaang to honor our relations with the land, air and water along the St.Clair river, through Chemical Valley. Back through Aamjiwnaang and walking along talfourd creek and back to

The walk will end at the community centre for dinner at 3:00 pm.

Dates: 
Sat, 05/10/2014 - 06:00 to 15:00

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