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“Our Answer To Enbridge Is NO”


Ta’Kaiya, 10, lives in North Vancouver and is from the Sliammon First Nation.  She traveled on the Yinka Dene Alliance Freedom Train that recently crossed Canada to raise awareness of the threat posed By Enbridge’s tar sands pipeline through coastal First Nations territory. Here she is performing a song she wrote, Shallow Waters, at the Freedom Train Solidarity Concert at The Great Hall in Toronto, Ontario Canada last week.

The message from the song “Shallow Waters” is urgent because an oil spill in the northwest coast could tragically end the traditional way of life for many coastal First Nations. It would also devastate all marine and coastal life and habitat.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Chrissy permalink
    2012/05/15 7:25 am

    This young lady is wise beyond her years. I think we will see more of her in years to come! Thanks Christine!

  2. 2012/05/16 1:47 am

    “Always remember that you have a voice; don’t be afraid to speak up about what you’re passionate about; and you all have been given a gift: share it.”
    — Ta’Kaiya Blaney

    Excellent words 🙂

  3. 2012/05/16 6:33 am


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