On Wednesday July 22nd at 6pm, join us for an online panel discussion bringing together contributors from the book, Spirits of the Coast.
Hear from Jess Housty (@Jesshousty), Nikki Iyolo Sanchez (@Nikkilaes), Misty MacDuffee (@Mistymacduffee) and Eric Mazimpaka (@Ericmazimpaka), as they discuss the cultural and ecological importance of killer whales.
In light of the Supreme Court of Canada declining to hear from a group of First Nations about the federal government’s second approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project on Thursday, as well as Raincoast’s arguments on the laws protecting Southern Resident killer whales earlier this year, this discussion comes at a crucial time.
At a time when we should be doing everything possible to reduce the threats to these whales and furthering their recovery, approving the Trans Mountain project takes this in the opposite direction. It increases these threats, and increases their likelihood of extinction.
We look forward to having you along on this inspiring discussion.