This event is held on the unceded Coast Salish Land including the sḵwx̱wú7mesh, sel̓íl̓witulh, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, & kʷikʷəƛ̓əm nations.
The TSSU Solidarity & Social Justice Committee will be holding a walk down Burnaby mountain to visit the Coast Salish traditional Watch House/Kwekwecnewtxw. As part of the ongoing resistance to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, Cost Salish elders, members, and allies have erected a traditional watch house to watch enemies and protect their communities and lands. As people who work on unceded Coast Salish lands, we will be visiting to learn about the Watch House and show our solidarity and support to their efforts.
*Time: 11:30am to 2pm
We will leave from the SFU bus loop at 11:30am, arrive by 12pm, and stay until 2pm.
*What to bring:
Bring your own lunch & water and any supplies you can donate to the Watch House (they have requested AA batteries, flip top fruit salads, and crackers).
*Don’t want to hike?
For those who are interested but can’t make the walk, the Watch House is accessible by transit and car. The address is 8505 Forest Grove Drive, or Burnaby 200 Soccer Field. It is easy to miss the soccer field since it is not well marked, so please see the map or the nearest bus stops (52844 for the 136 bus, Lougheed Station, or 52877 for the 136 bus, Brentwood Station). Walk up to the parking lot, where you’ll see a public washroom, to the right of that up a slight hill is the soccer field. You can find a map here: https://bit.ly/2ItG5WE.
*Watch House Protocol must be followed. Please read the protocol here.
*All TSSU & SFU Community Members are welcome!
Children are welcome at the event. TSSU also provides small childcare subsidy for members to attend TSSU event. To apply: http://www.tssu.ca/childcare/
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