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Tsleil-Waututh lead prayer ceremony and Kinder Morgan protest: photos

Kinder Morgan Thanksgiving Day protest. All photos by Zack Embree

Members of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, joined by prominent environmental advocates, went out to Burrard Inlet today to participate in a prayer ceremony for the earth and protest against oil sands development, as well pipeline expansions and tanker traffic along the coast. Participants rowed their boats near the terminal of American pipeline giant Kinder Morgan, which intends to triple the capacity of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline and potentially quadruple oil tanker traffic around Burrard Inlet.

Environmental advocates including ForestEthics campaigner Ben West, Greenpeace co-founder Rex Weyler and Greenpeace climate campaigner Melina Laboucan-Massimo also participated in the demonstration. 

Tsleil-Waututh member and Sundance Chief Rueben George

ForestEthics campaigner Ben West

Rex Weyler and Melina Laboucan-Massimo

Boat near Kinder Morgan Burnaby terminal

Khelsilem Rivers

Rhiannon Bennett and Lawrence Guerin

Mandy Nahanee (left) and Eugene Boulanger (right)

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