Listen along Here, Starting Now
UPDATE : LISTEN LIVE!
Hearings will start at 1:00 pm and will not be extended to include the day and a half lost due to the hearing cancellation meaning lots of people that traveled to be there will not get a chance to speak. www.youtube.com
The Heiltsuk First Nation learned late Monday that scheduled National Energy Board hearings on the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline will resume Tuesday in Bella Bella, following their cancellation Monday in the wake of a peaceful demonstration to which the Joint Review Panel overreacted.
Heiltsuk Chief Marilyn Slett is, however, concerned that the panel will not be adding extra hearing days to make up for Monday's lost testimony time. Meanwhile, students from the community embarked on a hunger strike to protest proposed oil supertankers which threaten their traditional marine food resources. Please watch the Students Inspirational message Here
The students and staff of Bella Bella Community School stand together in opposition to the proposed Enbridge Pipeline that would bring supertankers filled with oil along the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest, jeopardizing the environment upon which we rely for sustenance, both physical and spiritual. We will be engaged in a 48-hour hunger strike from April 1st at 4 pm to April 3rd at 4 pm. This coincides with the Enbridge hearings in our community. We hope to open a dialogue with other concerned students from around the province and communicate through video conferencing during our hunger strike. We invite your school or community to join us in our strike and help make a statement that can't be ignored.
Contact rhorst,,,bellabella.ca and vilindberg,,,gmail.com for further details. The Heiltsuk have been voicing their concerns from the beginning of the Hearings. Here is a video of them showing their support to the Haisla
The Heiltsuk at the first protest in Kitimat.
The Lakota have also joined the hunger strike. Support is soming in from all over the world!