RBC Divest Rally and Round Dance and Panel Discussion
Calling all hand drummers, dancers, & allies! You're invited to a rally and round dance for climate justice and Indigenous sovereignty on Wed April 5th at 11 am (CST). Meet us at the Vimy Memorial Bandstand. If you can't make it in person, register to watch the RBC Divest livestream.
Indigenous Land & Water Protectors, including Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, are coming to Saskatoon for RBC's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on April 5th. Haudenosaunee, Mi'kma'ki, Northern Alberta Nehiyaw, and Denesuline delegates will be there as well. Let's welcome and support these visitors to treaty six, the traditional territory of the Nehiyawak, Assinaboine, Stoney, Saulteau, and Dakota, and the homeland of the Metis!
RBC is the number 1 financier of fossil fuels in Canada. This AGM is a critical opportunity for shareholders to make decisions about how the bank uses their money. For more information on why the focus is RBC visit RBC AGM23 Mobilization.
Please wear a mask. Feel free to wear your ribbon skirts & shirts. Let's show RBC that Saskatoon isn't the sleepy, oil-friendly city they think it is!!
Then join the Indigenous delegation for RBC AGM23 Mobilization Indigenous Panel Discussion on the eve of RBC’s 2023 AGM on Tue, April 4 at 6:30 PM (CST) at the Wonderhub 950 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon. The focus of the panel is ‘Who is financing the destruction of our lands?’ and features panelists involved in water and land protection from RBC backed fossil fuel projects.
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Despite a growing demand for divestment from fossil fuel projects, RBC continues to fund projects in so-called Canada and globally that lack the free, prior and informed consent of Indigenous peoples while destroying our lands and waters.
Organizations from across so-called Canada have teamed up to send an Indigenous delegation to RBC’s Annual General Meeting on April 5, 2023. Join them for a panel discussion on the eve of RBC’s 2023 Annual General Meeting in Saskatoon.
The focus of the panel is ‘Who is financing the destruction of our lands?’ and features panelists involved in water and land protection from RBC backed fossil fuel projects.
Na’Moks is a Hereditary Chief of We’tsuwet’en. RBC is a financier of the Coastal Gaslink pipeline crossing We’tsuwet’en land.
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip
Chief Phillip represents the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) who has filed a resolution calling on RBC to implement Free Prior Informed Consent in their financing decisions.
Tara is a tribal attorney, land defender, environmental and Indigenous rights advocate, and founder of the Giniw Collective, an Indigenous women, two-spirit-led frontline resistance to defend the sacred and live in balance.
Roishetta is the Executive Director of The Vessel Project and The Gulf Fossil Finance Coordinator for Texas Campaign for The Environment who will speak to RBC’s financing of LNG in the Gulf of Mexico.
Jesse Cardinal is from the Kikino Métis Settlement, where she grew up. She has seen many changes to the lands and waters in her life and a drastic decline in wildlife. Jesse has been a youth worker, social worker and has grown into the roles of coordinator and director for environmental groups.
Moderated by Erica Violet Lee
Erica is a poet and Native political theorist, born and raised in Saskatoon's inner city. She has a masters degree from the University of Toronto, and her debut book, "On the Prairies We Will Live Forever" is forthcoming with Penguin/Random House.