11 Year old Ta’Kaiya Blaney leads Enbridge pipeline protest in Toronto

Wednesday May 9 2012- West Coast First Nations ‘Yinka Dene Alliance Freedom Riders’ and community supporters gathered in front of the Enbridge’s annual general meeting of shareholders at the King Edward Hotel here in downtown Toronto,to send a clear message of disapproval for Enbridge’s plan to build pipelines and oil sands through out Sacred First Nations territory. Led by 11 year old activist/ singer from vancouver Ta’Kaiya Blaney. The Yinka Dene Alliance is one of the leading groups of First Nations in opposing the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline and super-tanker project. We are six Dakelh (Carrier) and Tse Kay Nay (Sekani) Nations in the interior of what is known as British Columbia, and we are where the unbroken wall of opposition to Enbridge’s dangerous tar sands pipeline begins. Check out our photo gallery! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s… We are taking an historic journey — the Freedom Train — from our territories to Toronto. We will make stops for rallies and ceremony in Edmonton, Saskatoon and Winnipeg along the way, and will gain strength as we travel across Turtle Island. Remembering the Constitution Train of 1980, we will be travelling from our lands to the Canadian centre of financial power – Bay Street – to send the pipeline companies, oil companies, banks, financial media and the government an unforgettable message: tar sands pipelines and supertankers will not be permitted in our lands and waters. For more info about the Freedom Riders Train and the Yinka Dene Alliance see: http://freedomtrain2012.com/ For more info on the Indigenous and allied movement Against Enbridge’s Tar Sands Pipelines and Tankers, and the Tar Sands themselves, see: http://yinkadene.ca/ http://pipeupagainstenbridge.ca/ http://www.ienearth.org/tarsands.html

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On Sept 19, 2023 ahead of the Climate Ambition Summit in New York City, climate activists gathered for a rally and civil disobedience outside Bank of America Tower in Midtown Manhattan as part of the March to End Fossil Fuels wave of actions resulting in multiple arrests. Activists demand Bank of America to “Defund Climate Chaos and Defend Human Rights” Photo: Erik McGregor (CC BY-NC 2.0 Deed)

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