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The Warrior Song of Ta’ah Amy George

When the Tsleil Waututh (People of the Inlet) found out in 2012 about Kinder Morgan’s expansion plans (twinning the pipeline, dredging Burrard Inlet, increasing tanker traffic seven-fold to transport toxic bitumen to China), they held a community gathering on their reserve across the inlet from Kinder Morgan’s Westridge facility.

The warriors and the Watch House

The Watch House is something new, both in the Kinder Morgan fight and in protest politics. Its presence is at the very heart of what could become Canada’s Standing Rock. At the same time, it is emerging as a place to reconcile differences, as Indigenous and non-Indigenous gather under its roof.