Tomorrow, a brave group of Canadian Indigenous leaders are heading to a pipeline company's annual shareholder meeting to stop a dangerous multi-billion dollar tar sands and tanker project from being built.
Kinder Morgan's $7.4 billion Trans Mountain pipeline threatens the climate, water, Indigenous rights, and local communities -- yet the Canadian government led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said it is literally willing to do just about anything to get this project built -- including offering the company a multi-billion dollar bailout.
Kinder Morgan got permission from the Canadian government to drill through a mountain, cross countless streams, put at-risk species in danger all in the name of corporate profit -- and right now we need to send a global message to Canada's Prime Minister that he can't trample Indigenous and human rights and our climate without a fight.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has the power to side with First Nations and stop this project. And he is highly vulnerable to public pressure around human rights, Indigenous rights and climate change -- that means that if we can raise the profile of his hypocrisy now, we could help stop this project.