Above: Unitarians stand with the Tsleil-Waututh to stop Kinder Morgan’s diluted bitumen pipeline and tanker project. The rally took place at the ancient village site of Whey-ah-Wichen in what is now Cates Park, North Vancouver
At least 12 Vancouver (and Victoria) Unitarians gathered with hundreds of water protectors and families from across the Salish Sea to support the Protect the Inlet Flotilla on Saturday, July 14, 2018.
The flotilla of canoes and kayaks gathered and paddle together from the ancient village site of Whey-ah-Wichen, or Cates Park, North Vancouver, across the Slilwat or Burrard Inlet, to the razor-wire fence that Kinder Morgan had erected in the water without consent.
Tsleil Waututh elder, Ta’ah Amy George, led a water ceremony.
Back in Slilwat/Cates Park, chiefs and other First Nations activists from across BC waited for the flotilla and celebrated their return with shared stories, songs, dances, and inspiring words.