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Worth More Standing: Courtenay-Comox Action for Old Growth
June 10, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
437 5th St, Courtenay, BC V9N 1J7, Canada
Price: Free · Duration: 2 hr
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What: We will rally outside NDP MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard’s office
Where: 437 5th St, Courtenay, on K’omoks First Nations land
When: Thursday June 10th, 11am-1pm
Who: Concerned constituents of the Courtenay-Comox riding
Why: To protect the remaining at-risk old growth and stand in solidarity with Indigenous land defenders and their allies on the frontlines.
We encourage you to please carpool or walk to not congest the area and to stick with the integrity of the message around climate change. See below for a carpool thread. Rain is a possibility that day so come prepared.
There will be letter writing and art for kids, speakers addressing the mla office, and music making, we may even have the entertainment of some comedy.
Please bring drums or other instruments, costumes and creativity encouraged. We encourage you to wear red or orange for our missing and murdered indigenous women and children. Let’s remember we all deserve respect and let’s keep spirits high together. Follow Covid protocols. We will be accepting donations to go out to fairy creek. See posts below for a list of requests.
Thank you so much! Let’s flood the place to show our tipping point numbers! We look forward to seeing you there.
**This event will have COVID-19 protocols in place, and is family friendly.**
Further context about the June 10th day of action:
People around the province will be participating in a unified day of action to demand immediate logging deferrals in at-risk old growth forests in solidarity with Indigenous land defenders and their allies at Fairy Creek, as well as other affected Nations and communities. We’re at a critical tipping point in the push to get the B.C. government to protect these ancient giants. And while there have been so many incredible solidarity actions in the past months, we think that standing all together on June 10th could have a big impact.
Constituents are being asked to gather in their local riding and host a creative protest outside their MLA’s office to let them know that old growth is #WorthMoreStanding.
A note on solidarity: This day of action is being planned because ancient forests are imminently at risk, but more broadly because Indigenous rights and sovereignty continue to be violated in the wake of resource extraction. All old growth forests across the province are on unceded, ancestral Indigenous lands — the long term management plan must include FULL, consent based engagement with Indigenous Nations and their diverse set of voices.
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