3 Talon-Approved Events: Dec. 8-15


1. Save the Sacred Headwaters Fundraiser

“An evening of music, speakers, food and discussion” presented by Beyond Boarding in support of the Klabona Keepers in Tl’abane (Sacred Headwaters), located in the north-west of the province. The Klabona Keepers are a group of Tl’abanotin elders and families who have been defending the area around the source of three critical salmon-bearing rivers(the Stikine, the Skeena, and the Nass) and a unique ecosystem which has recently become subject to “an onslaught of gas fracking, mining development, and resident hunting issues“ as a result of de-regulation by the BC government. “We all live downstream. For the wellbeing of their families and communities, thousands of people depend on the fresh water that originates from the Headwaters and feeds downstream water systems with salmon, trout and a myriad of wildlife.” Come out to support the Klabona Keepers

Tuesday, December 9, 7pm

Unitarian Church Of Vancouver, 949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories


2. The No-Way Cabaret: Legal Benefit and Spirit Raiser for Burnaby Mountain Land Defenders

Billed as a fundraiser for the Burnaby Mountain Legal Defence fund and a celebration for those who fought (and continue to fight) against Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline on Burnaby Mountain. Poetry (from Stephen Collis and others), along with readings, performance, music, visual art and a #kmface photo-booth will be featured at this event.

Friday, December 12, 7pm

UNIT/PITT Projects, 236 East Pender St, Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories


3. Transportation not Deportation!

A vigil for Lucia Vega Jiménez’s and a demonstration against the Transit Police collaboration with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Last year, Transit Police reported Jiménez to the CBSA after she was found riding the SkyTrain without a fair. After being detained under immigration law, she committed suicide while awaiting deportation. The event post reads: “In total three hundred and twenty eight people were reported to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) by Transit Police last year, one in five of whom faced a subsequent immigration investigation, which suggests that the other four were simply racially profiled.”

Sunday, December 14, 4pm

Main Street Skytrain Station, Main St and Terminal Ave, Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories