Last Night’s Break out Space:
Hey, you, yes, you thirty or so or maybe less or more, please gather now, sit and commune together and talk about Tar Sands and Pipelines! And then, if you so please, narrow down your topic to one main thing? But we only had one whole hour?
So I sat inside one of the breakout sessions for PowerShift BC 2013: Tar Sands and Pipelines. Wait a second, one hour to narrow down a topic to speak on, to reach on, and to teach on? Alright, while we sat around debating for a half hour, we clearly lost a half of our time already. Debating some serious business here, this is at foot when talking about tar sands and pipelines for sure. Yes, indeed, a daunting task. Alright, issues like FIPA, water rights, food rights, and Indigenous ways of living with the lands, effective communication, and much more.
More and more you see the passion sets in and you realize how many strong minds are in attendance to what fighting the Tar Sands means to each individual. Some find passion that many are now into the realization to the grave importance of water. Losing the reality to what and how FIPA works and raising further awareness to fight FIPA head on. Understanding and teaching the percentage of what oil mining disasters, to statistics of the pipelines causes damage towards the people that guard and watch over the voiceless yet carry the loudest cry to be heard, to matter in a digital, capitalistic age that is bent on the chaos and death of Mother Earth. "Natural" resources are actually becoming unnatural to obtain.
Although, the mini-group I sat in with was about the importance of water, food issues are one of my concerns and an issue I brought up. Having met many people in my community travels means I carry a small piece of information to know how Indigenous peoples eat off the lands in respect towards their culture. And cultivating water from something that is neither metal, nor tied to a system of pipes we are all paranoid about knowing where does out water come from? Instead, I've met people drinking river water and sustaining themselves from Natures Law: A perspective known to many First Nations people.
The balance means knowing I see and have met people that do not collect from a grocery store, that do not turn on tap to drink water, and my realization to what my "privilege" is? Well, I do hunt, gather, and collect from a grocery store. So I honestly ask you, is there a better way to live, to drive, to commute, to drink water, to eat, gather, hunt and collect food?
-Front liners: I support, honour, and love the way you are being you in a twenty-first century age!
Kanata, you are indeed becoming a petro-state, whilst you have your supporters, we've got our fighters, both with the truth, and with a powerful voice, we stand united.