Achuar delegation from Peru in Vancouver!
Friday, May 3rd, 6:00 PM @ Aboriginal Friendship Centre (1607 E Hastings St.)
CIPO-VAN is helping spread the word about this event. We will also be present at the Friendship Centre. This is a great opportunity to meet and talk with the delegation of the Achuar, and share experiences and stories that they can take home.
Four community leaders from the Amazon are on a cross-Canada tour, starting in Ottawa, jumping over to Calgary, Fort McMurray, Vancouver then finally Haida Gwaii. This is a chance for them to hear from local communities in the North about the practices of large industry operations & resource extraction, the lands and communities at stake, and take this back to their own communities.
One of their stops is at the AGM for Talisman Energy on May 1st in Calgary, where they are requesting to cease from exploration and drilling on their traditional territories in Peru.
The Achuar are here in asking for our support. (Click here for more information on what’s happening to their territories in the Amazon.)
How you can be a part of the special destination package tour in Vancouver:
- Attend the Ceremony of Solidarity Dialogue at the Friendship Centre (Fri, May 4 @ 6pm). RSVP here.
- For information on media meet up on Thurs, May 3 email andrea@transformationprojects.
- Offer to billet or cook for the Achuar! (We need 5 to 8 beds. And someone who can cook chicken, rice and yucca!)
- Bring friends to the dialogue. Talk about big oil vs big forests & big community. Let us know who should be there.
- GET RESOURCED — AmazonWatch.org/Work/Achuar, SaveTheFraser.ca, dogwoodinitiative.org/no-
tankers/, CCPA report: Enbrige Pipedreams