Together we rise

Today, Indigenous leaders from across Canada and the United States gathered in Coast Salish territories (Vancouver) to announce the latest escalation in the battle to stop the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline.

The project called Kwekwecnewtxw will see Indigenous leaders come together with thousands of allies to construct a watch house building near where Kinder Morgan wants to build its massive new tar sands pipeline. Together they will light the fire of resistance in the heart of this pipeline beast.

Watch: Indigenous leaders' press conference on March 9 to announce watch house

The ‘watch house’ is entrenched in Indigenous tradition. In the past Indigenous nations would build watch houses so they could monitor their enemies and prepare to defend themselves in case of attack. Now with Kinder Morgan threatening to move forward with its destructive construction plans Indigenous leaders are preparing to protect their lands and waters once again.

Over the next few days the building will take place. Nations will join together. Songs will be sung and the resistance to this pipeline project will place its stake in the ground.

Stay tuned to the Greenpeace facebook page for exciting live streams from the site. Also be sure to follow our twitter handles @GreenpeaceCA and @MikeHudema for live updates from the build.

Together we can stop this pipeline and #protectthepacific.

Together we rise