Performance In Protest: Solidarity With Chippewas Of The Thames

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Rising Tide Toronto says
An urgent fundraiser for a landmark cause.
Performance in Protest is an afternoon of performances and visual arts from Indigenous and non-Indigenous theatre creators, musicians, visual artists and storytellers at the Buddies In Bad Times Theatre Cabaret Space in solidarity with the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. The Chippewas of the Thames will be going to the Supreme Court of Canada on November 30th to fight for the legal right of Indigenous peoples to be consulted over energy projects going through their territory.

All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation legal fund.

Myeengun Henry
Michael Greyeyes
Red Slam Collective
Terra Incognita Collective
Broadleaf Theatre
Akeesha Footman
Lisa Myers
Gloria Swain

More about the case:

Enbridge's Line 9 is a forty year old pipeline built to transport light oil between Montreal and Sarnia. The pipeline passes through the traditional territory of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Northern Toronto and seventeen other Indigenous groups. Last December, the direction of the pipeline was reversed and now pumps heavier tar sands diluted bitumen. The pipeline reversal took place without the consent or adequate consultation of Indigenous nations, which is a constitutional duty of Enbridge and the National Energy Board.

A spill from Line 9, made all the more likely by the age of the pipeline and the heavier oil being transported, would impact innumerable people. It is estimated that there are approximately 9.1 million people within fifty kilometres of it. In order to fight Line 9 and the injustice of Enbridge's failure to consult Indigenous peoples, the Chippewas will face over $500,000 in legal fees. They need your support.

Tickets NOW available
Or first come first serve at the door.
Tickets are on a sliding scale from $10-$100. We suggest your ticket price be based on your annual income so that the event is accessible for everyone. Your generous donations help tremendously!

This event is co-hosted by Rising Tide Toronto, Terra Incognita Collective and Broadleaf Theatre.
Poster design by Ava Lightbody

If you can't make it to the event but would like to contribute, you can make a donation to the Chippewas of the Thames legal fees here:
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By: Rising Tide Toronto