This summer I spent 4 days on Gitxsan Territory in the Skeena river valley, northern BC. My host and guide was John Olson of the Gitsxan Unity Movement. In this video, John shares what he sees is being put at risk by large scale resource extraction projects such as the proposed Enbridge Pipeline.
John is of the fireweed clan, and was interviewed for this video amongst the fireweeds of his favorite hunting ground.
Bringing your messages of HOPE to the Enbridge Northern Gateway public hearings
A group of Vancouver multi-media artists have built a 25 foot whale to bring to the Enbridge public hearings to symbolize the expansive and growing community of people with a vision of an oil-free coast in BC.
If you can't attend, but would like to leave a message of hope, please leave a comment below and we'll make sure it gets transcribed to the whale. Just start with "MY MESSAGE FOR HOPE THE WHALE".
The sculpture is designed to be a welcoming, collaborative, visual, interactive and peaceful approach to supporting a healthy environment. The whale will amplify our a collective messages of hope and a vision for a healthy ocean, water, land, communities, green economy, cultures and people.
YOUR tweets, photos and videos will be projected onto the whale.
YOUR messages or own ‘sharpie’ artwork will be displayed on the blue drops that will surround the whale.
Inspired by umbrella demonstrations in recent news, blue droppers in Vancouver are going to turn 350 umbrella-sized drops, which we'll hold over our heads, into one, gigantic ÜBERDROP!
Meet us at Burrard and Nelson, the site of where the JRP hearings are taking place, at 11:30 on Friday. We'll get you all set up with a drop and settled in with one of four teams, which will stream around the plaza until we all form one massive drop from our hundreds of smaller ones.
The streams and the Überdrop itself will not only be photographed by our eye in the sky, but a time-lapse video will be made as well!!
Instructional video by Zack Embree and Corrina Keeling.
Members of SEC, the UBC community and the Greater Vancouver area join together to create the Überdrop on the UBC campus. This video shares some of the perspectives of participants, their concerns about tar-sands, pipeline, and tanker expansion on the BC coast.
The Student Environment Centre (SEC) is a resource group mandated by the University of British Columbia AMS to provide environmental and sustainability resources to the UBC community. SEC is actively involved in promoting various initiatives that critically examines the interactions between humans and the environment.