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
Rhiannon Bennett and Lawrence Guerin
Mandy Nahanee (left) and Eugene Boulanger (right)