Media Round-Up: Opposition to Enbridge Grows as First Nations and Mayor of Vancouver Stand Together Against Oil Tankers and Pipelines

First nations leaders sign declaration banning pipelines, oil tankers in B.C. (with video)


The Vancouver Sun  – ‎Dec. 14, 2012
The Save the Fraser Declaration, signed by 130 first nations and presented by National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Shawn Atleo, reiterated growing opposition to construction of new pipelines in the province. The Northern Gateway project would 

B.C. mayors join first nations in opposing Gateway
The Globe and Mail  – ‎Dec. 14, 2012
Two British Columbia mayors, Gregor Robertson of Vancouver and Taylor Bachrach of Smithers, have added their support to a coalition of native communities opposed to the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.

Pipeline proposal heading toward showdown over First Nations rights
Ottawa Citizen – ‎Dec 13, 2012‎
It bans pipelines and tankers in the Fraser River watershed, as well as oil tankers in the ocean migration routes of Fraser River salmon. Petition organizers say signatory First Nations form an unbroken chain that spans the entire length of the province.

More native groups join opposition to pipelines
24 Hours Vancouver / QMI Agency  – ‎Dec. 13, 2012
Mayor Gregor Robertson proclaimed “Save the Fraser Declaration Day” in Vancouver on Thursday as three more First Nation groups added their signatures to the document that opposes any oilsands pipelines on their land.

Mayor stands with 136 First Nations in pipeline opposition
MetroNews Canada – Dec. 13, 2012
First Nations leaders teamed up with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson Thursday to commemorate the third anniversary of the signing of the Save the Fraser Declaration, banning any new oil pipelines or tankers from crossing B.C.. In a ceremony at the 



Dec. 13 billed as ‘Save the Fraser River Declaration Day’
News1130 – ‎Dec 13, 2012‎
To make his stance official, Robertson announced today was Save the Fraser Declaration Day, which is an indigenous law put in place with the hopes of banning tar sands pipelines and tankers from crossing into BC waters. It has been signed by over 130 

Pipeline showdown
Castanet.net – ‎Dec 13, 2012‎
The alliance would ban pipelines and tankers in the Fraser River watershed. It would also stop oil tankers in the ocean migration routes of Fraser River salmon all along coastal British Columbia. Petition organizers say signatory First Nations form an unbroken 


‘Wall of opposition’ to tar sands pipelines in BC grows stronger
rabble.ca – ‎Dec 14, 2012‎
The event was a celebration and a reaffirmation of the Save the Fraser Declaration, a historic statement of unity that prohibits tar sands exports across Indigenous lands. The Declaration, now signed by over 130 First Nations, “bans tar sands pipelines and 


Vancouver proclaims Save the Fraser River Declaration Day
Beacon News (blog) – ‎Dec 13, 2012‎
Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson has proclaimed Save the Fraser River Declaration Day in the city, at the same time as a number of First Nations groups have signed the actual declaration by the same name. The Tahltan Central Council, the Tahltan Band