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Raise a Paddle - Climate Stories from the Pacific to the Tar Sands

This May, Pacific Climate Warriors are travelling from the Pacific to Canada for a tour of the tar sands and are heading to Vancouver for ceremony and speaking events to join Indigenous communities opposed to the Kinder Morgan pipeline. On May 10th, they will be sharing their stories of climate resistance.

Justin Trudeau's broken promises and recently approved pipelines like Kinder Morgan would unleash catastrophic climate change -- for Pacific Islanders this means rising sea levels that are directly threatening their homes, communities, and cultures. That's why the Pacific Climate Warriors are joining with Indigenous communities on the frontlines of tar sands expansion to share their stories or resilience.

Featured speakers

Koreti Tiumalu (350.org), Raedena Savea (Pacific Climate Warriors), Eriel Deranger (Indigenous Climate Action), Chief Tony Alexis (Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Treaty 6) - TBC. Speakers bios will be available soon.

This event is jointly organized by Indigenous Climate Action, 350.org, and Parkland Institute. 

Read more about the entire May 8-16 Raise a Paddle tour of Pacific Islanders to Canada.

Getting there

Google Maps directions

Parking: Parking is available the Education car park, located just west of Education South on the northeast corner of 87 Avenue and 114 Street.

Transit: Take the LRT or Edmonton transit to the University Station and walk one block south to Education Centre south.

Cycling: Ample bicycle parking is located near the east entrance of Education Centre South.

Will you come?