Say the Names...

Al Purdy wrote a wonderful poem called "Say the names say the names" which celebrates the names of Canadian rivers - Tulameen, Kleena Kleene, Similkameen, Nahanni, Kluane and on and on in a celebratory song.

Enbridge is planning to build a dual pipeline that will carry bitumen and condensate across hundreds of waterways between Edmonton and Kitimat. Some of these waterways are rivers like the Parsnip (or what's left of it), the Nechako, the Morice and others are smaller creeks whose names are often known only to the folks who live along their banks or who fish in their shadows or who bend to wash or drink as they cross paths.

I want to collect the names of these rivers and creeks, to collect your stories, your poems, your songs so we can collectively give voice to the land living under the line Enbridge plans to draw.

People have also sent me copies of their presentations to the community oral presentations. If you'd like to add your voice, email me ( your stories and I'll post them for you. The copyright remains with you.

All the best.
Sheila Peters

Monday, May 7, 2012

Terrace hearings begin this evening

The oral statements begin this evening in Terrace - I encourage anyone who can to check them out - the statements in Smithers proved to be powerfully unifying for all of us concerned about this project.

Transcripts are available (see link on right), plus you can listen in. Bravo to all of you who have signed up and don't forget - you can still make a written presentation.

Order of Appearances for Oral Statements

Terrace, 7 May 2012 7:00pm – 9:00pm

􀂾 Ken Beddie
􀂾 Patrick Butler
􀂾 Christopher Gee
􀂾 Inke Giannelia
􀂾 Aaron J. GreyCloud
􀂾 Anne Hill
􀂾 Greer Kaiser
􀂾 Jupiter MacDonald
􀂾 Roderick Bruce Meredith
􀂾 Terry Walker

Terrace, 8 May 2012 9:00am – 12:00pm

􀂾 Robin Austin
􀂾 Matthew Beedle
􀂾 Frances Birdsell
􀂾 Rob Brown
􀂾 Amanita Coosemans
􀂾 Jim Culp
􀂾 Ian Gordon
􀂾 Bessie Haizimsqu
􀂾 John How
􀂾 John Jensen
􀂾 Mikael Jensen
􀂾 Brian Kean
􀂾 Amy Klepetar
􀂾 Lori Merrill
􀂾 Andrena Moore
􀂾 Dustin Quezada
􀂾 Laszlo Ratkai
􀂾 Sheree Ronasen
􀂾 Roberta (Boby) Wagner
􀂾 Allen Wootton

Terrace, 8 May 2012 1:00pm – 5:30pm

􀂾 Judith Chrysler
􀂾 Richard Clair
􀂾 Mark Collins
􀂾 Jezz Crosby
􀂾 Francoise Godet
􀂾 Paul Hanna
􀂾 John Krisinger
􀂾 Alexander Lautensach
􀂾 Alan Lehmann
􀂾 Larisa Tarwick
􀂾 Jane Treweeke
􀂾 Brenda V. Wesley

Terrace, 9 May 2012 9:00am – 12:00pm

􀂾 Randall Rodger
􀂾 Robert Hart
􀂾 Andre Jean Carrel
􀂾 Donald J. Bruce
􀂾 Betty Geier
􀂾 Paul Geier
􀂾 Nada Last
􀂾 Troy Peters
􀂾 Cheri Reidy
􀂾 Shekina Smart
􀂾 Colette Stewart

Terrace, 9 May 2012 1:00pm – 5:30pm

􀂾 David Duddy
􀂾 Walter R. Fricke
􀂾 Malcolm Graham
􀂾 Sam Harling
􀂾 Noel Reidy
􀂾 Mia Reimers
􀂾 Amy Spencer

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