In an old legend from the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, a two-headed serpent brings hunger and disease to the Burrard Inlet, killing off the salmon. In order to survive, the people had to confront the serpent and slay it.
“We’re now facing another long dragon that needs to be slain,” Tsleil-Waututh Sacred Trust Initiative member Rueben George told a crowd of 100 gathered at Whey-ah-Wichen Park in North Vancouver on Tuesday.
“That’s the Kinder Morgan pipeline.”
The Tsleil-Waututh Nation announced that the project would not be allowed to proceed on the Nation’s territory. It also released a scathing report on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion, outlining the project’s risks to health and environment.
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