Monday, September 7, 2015

Photo essay: Toxic Tour 2015



Canada’s Chemical Valley completely surrounds Aamjiwnaang First Nation


Petro-chemical companies poison the earth


They poison the animals


They poison the water


They poison the people


New refineries and new pipelines, like Line 9, threaten to bring even more toxins


And even more spills


But Indigenous youth are rising up


And urging us all to wake up


On September 5, the annual Toxic Tour brought 500 people to Aamjiwnaang, to experience for a few hours what the community lives every day


The police guarded the toxins


While the march guarded the future


The constant drone of lifeless industry was broken by hip hop beats and chants


Indigenous drummers led a round dance


And 500 pairs of hands joined together


To support Indigenous communities


To learn from their experiences


To see the companies driving the climate crisis


To challenge environmental racism


And to build solidarity



for more information visit aamjiwnaangsolidarity.com

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