Performance in Protest: Art in Solidarity with Chippewas of the Thames First Nation
Enjoy performances and an art auction from Indigenous and non-Indigeous theatre creators, artists and storytellers at the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Cabaret Space for an afternoon of art 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 to uphold the legal right of Indigenous peoples to be consulted over energy projects going through their traditional territory. ALL PROCEEDS go directly to the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation legal fund.
Enbridge's Line 9 is a 40 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 and 17 other indigenous groups. Last December, the direction of the pipeline was reversed and now pumps heavier tar sands dilluted bitumen. The pipeline reversal took place without the consent or adequate consultion of indigenous groups, which is a constitutional duty of Enbridge and the National Energy Board.
Line 9 also runs through Northern Toronto and a spill, which is made all the more likely by the age of the pipeline and the heavier oil being transported, would impact innumerable citizens. It is estimated that there are approximately 9.1 million people within 50 kilometres of it. In order to fight Line 9 and prove Enbridge's failure to consult Indigenous groups, the Chippewas will face over $500,000 in legal fees. They need your support.
Performances and artwork by:
Red Slam Collective
Terra Incognita Collective
The event is hosted by Rising Tide Toronto, Terra Incognita Collective and Broadleaf Theatre Company.