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First Nations/Union Alliance Takes Shape as Pipeline Issue Heats Up in Canada Again
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb 3, 2016) -
Attention News Editors:
Media are invited to a signing ceremony and press conference hosted by the Yinka Dene Alliance and the BC Government and Service Employee's Union in downtown Vancouver tomorrow morning (Feb. 4, 2016).
Union leaders will join First Nations in a signing ceremony of an Accord supporting the Save the Fraser Declaration, and speak about an emerging alliance between First Nations and unions amidst an escalating national debate about tar sands pipelines, consultation and the environmental review process.
The Save the Fraser Declaration is an indigenous law banning tar sands pipelines and tankers from crossing BC, signed by representatives of over 130 First Nations.
|When:||Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 9:15 am Pacific/12:15 am Eastern|
|Where:||Four Seasons Hotel, Strathcona Room, 791 W Georgia Street, Vancouver|
|Who:||Rueben George, Manager, Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust Initiative|
|Chief Stan Thomas, Saik'uz First Nation|
|Chief Fred Sam, Nak'azdli Nation|
|Cheryl Bear, Nadleh Whut'en Councillor|
|Paul Finch, Treasurer, BC Government and Service Employees' Union|
|Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs|
Geraldine Thomas Flurer
Yinka Dene Alliance