First Nations’ Rights Speaker Series: The Gap between Law and Practice – May 1, 2014 | Poster

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Pipelines and Indigenous Sovereignty: Kinder Morgan and Northern Gateway

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and Chair of the OkanaganNation Alliance, with Ardith Walkem, lawyer, author and member of Nlaka’pamux Nation.

Thursday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.
Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level
Central Library, 350 West Georgia St.
Free! Seating is limited.

There are many unresolved issues concerning the relationship between the sovereignty of the original nations and the aspirations of the major corporations that shape Canada’s economy. These have come to a head. The need to protect existing resource industries such as fishing and tourism to provide for future generations is now pitted against short-term profit from the exploitation of non-renewable oil, gas and water resources.