No Enbridge Pipeline Rally   (photos by Zack Embree)

It was a life-affirming gathering yesterday. Thousands gathered together, young and old, and of all nations - making our voices heard for the Coast, for Mother Earth, and the future of our planet. While sometimes I wish we could focus just on solutions, times demand that we also stop the wanton destruction of our environment and these battles bring us together. It was wonderful to have such a strong emphasis on the Coastal First Nations stories, songs and dances. To have the elders and the children there was so incredibly powerful, and I was so moved to see us becoming One People. It was truly wonderful to share music and give some love vibrations into the chilly Vancouver afternoon.