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Pull Together, a grassroots campaign to raise funds

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Compiled by Debora Steel







Pull Together, a grassroots campaign to raise funds for six First Nations to challenge Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, has been so successful organizers are increasing their goal from $250,000 to $300,000 by December 31. As of Nov. 17, the fund had grown to $218,000. “The Pull Together campaign is driven by people who care and are politically astute,” said kil tlaats ‘gaa Peter Lantin, president of the Haida Nation. “They can see how the future of the country is shaping up and want to be part of it.” Chief Marilyn Slett of the Heiltsuk Tribal Council said the fight against the Northern Gateway is a “global issue.” “It’s an issue that we all should be standing up to protect the land and the sea, we have that responsibility as human beings.”