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Connecting the Dots: Extreme Weather, First Nations Rights, And Our Addiction To Dirty Energy

2012/05/03

There’s so much going on in the climate change world these days, it’s hard to keep up. This Saturday is 350.org’s Connect The Dots event, where thousands of people across the globe will gather to protest, educate, document and volunteer to support the communities on the front lines of the climate crisis, and make the connections between extreme weather events and climate change.

More locally, 40 people from the Yinka Dene Alliance,  are taking a Freedom Train across Canada to enforce their legal ban on the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipelines and tankers project, and to stand up for their freedom to choose their own future. They are travelling from their territories in northern BC all the way to Enbridge’s annual shareholders meeting in Toronto.  The Freedom Train was in Edmonton yesterday, and is coming to Winnipeg today where they are staying until May 6th. A welcome feast will be held at Thunderbird House on Friday evening, and there will be a “Stop The Tar Sands” Rally 1 pm Saturday at the Forks.  Here’s a video from the Freedom Train’s stop in Jasper, Alberta earlier in the week:

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My responsibilities as a mom are going to be keeping me away from my blog for the next day, as I deliver one daughter to her summer job as a gardening intern 7 hours from home and bring the other one home for the summer. Don’t forget to connect the dots this weekend!

More links:

Freedom Train 2012 Petition

First Nations Members Bring Pipeline Protest To Steps Of Alberta Legislature

Connect The Dots.org

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