Sunday, March 11, 2012
Fight Northern Gateway--Buy Cool T-shirt
Also a factor in the protest was the decline of oolichan in southern B.C. waters, said [First Nations artist] Roy Henry Vickers, and the general threat of oil.
Vickers said the traditional oolichan fishery produced oolichan oil, which for First Nations was "the highest priced commodity in the northern part of North America for thousands of years."
"Part of that for me was thinking about oil and dirty oil coming from the tar sands and them wanting to pipe it across the northwest," added Vickers.
"How ridiculous that was given the number of oil spills that there have been all over North America since oil pipelines first strung out across this country."
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