Yinka Dene Alliance, Freedom Train to enforce Ban on Enbridge Northern Gateway
The Yinka Dene Alliance is taking a Freedom Train across Canada to enforce their legal ban on the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipelines and tankers project, and to stand up for their freedom to choose their own future.
The Yinka Dene Alliance is a coalition of Carrier and Sekani First Nations in northern BC that includes Nadleh Whut’en, Nak’azdli, Takla Lake, Saik’uz, and Wet’suwet’en First Nations whose territory comprises 25% of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipelines and tankers project. The First Nations people of the Yinka Dene Alliance have occupied their territories since time out of mind. They are have joined forces with other First Nations to oppose – and legally ban – the Enbridge Northern Gateway tar sands oil pipeline and tanker proposal from their traditional territories.
Yinka Dene territories are found in the headwaters of the Fraser, Skeena and Mackenzie/Arctic watersheds. Their people have relied on salmon for countless generations, and the Enbridge project poses a direct threat to our already threatened salmon populations and habitat, with approximately 500 salmon bearing rivers and streams potentially impacted by the dual oil and condensate pipelines.
Sign the Petition and stand in solidarity with others who oppose the Enbridge pipeline/tanker project including:
Over 100 First Nations who have banned tar sands pipelines and tankers using their own Indigenous law
Over 130 First Nations who oppose the Enbridge pipeline/tanker project
Over 100,000 people that signed a petition supporting a ban on oil tanker on the North Coast of BC