An estimated 1200 to 1400 residents from all across Northwest BC and beyond converged on Prince Rupert, Saturday, February 4, 2012, to join the Tsimshian Nations' Gitga'at people in expressing their united opposition to the proposal by the Enbridge Pipeline Company to construct two pipeline systems between the Tar Sands of Alberta to Kitimat at the head of Douglas Channel.
This video opens with the throng of marchers taking over the entire four lane highway into Prince Rupert for several blocks as they proceed towards the local community centre. This opening provides a glimpse into the size of the gathering. We then take you back to the opening ceremonies where Hereditary Chiefs of the local clans exchange traditional welcoming and gifts. Chiefs Leonard Alexcee and Clarence Nelson remove all doubt regarding their conviction to stop the prospect of oil tankers plying the waters of their territories.
The video then switches back to the march and singing on the roadway and concludes with a stream of continuous footage of those in the rally entering the grounds of the Community Center.
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