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Pancakes Not Pipelines Feeds Resistance: Skwomesh Action forms to defend Salish Sea and Mother Earth

by Eric Doherty

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On January 26 2014, Skwomesh Action hosted their first large public event. Pancakes Not Pipelines brought hundreds of supporters together to support Indigenous resistance to tar sands and fracking pipelines at a local and provincial level. The pancake brunch included guest speakers including Mi’kmaq Warrior Society members involved in the blockade of SWN Resources Canada fracking gas equipment in Elsipogtog. Cultural performances included the Coast Salish Dance Group Children of Takaya, shown at the end of this video.

The event raised funds to support the Unist’ot’en Camp and Skwomesh Action’s organizing efforts.

Unist’ot’en Camp:
The Unist'ot'en Camp is a resistance community whose purpose is to protect sovereign Wet'suwet'en territory from several proposed pipelines from the Tar Sands Gigaproject and shale gas from Hydraulic Fracturing Projects in the Peace River Region.

Skwomesh Action:
Skwomesh Action was formed in early 2014 to build an organized resistance to pipeline and increased tanker projects that threaten the Salish Sea. The group’s members are Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Stémexw (Squamish People) from Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Squamish Valley, and Sunshine Coast.

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