Blog: EarthSpirit
by Mayah

Song:Shallow Waters

First Nations 10 year old Ta'Kaiya Blaney co-wrote this heartfelt song with her teacher after learning of the threat to the environment by the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline that would run through British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest.

Date:   9/28/2012 1:17:20 AM   ( 11 y ) ... viewed 2153 times


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"10 year old Ta'Kaiya Blaney is Sliammon First Nation from B.C., Canada. Along with singing, songwriting, and acting, she is concerned about the environment, especially the preservation of marine and coastal wildlife. Shallow Waters was a semi-finalist in the 2010 David Suzuki Songwriting Contest, Playlist for the Planet. The song was recorded in studio by Audio Producer Joe Cruz. Footage from Vancouver, BC was filmed by Colter Ripley. Footage of the traditional ocean-going canoe from the Squamish Nation (Burrard Inlet, North Vancouver, BC) ; Ta'Kaiya in traditional cedar bark regalia (Tofino, BC); the Oil Refinery in Burrard Inlet; and the Vancouver Aquarium was filmed by Tina House. Additional footage contributed from Canada Greenpeace and Living Oceans Society."

Ta'Kaiya "co-wrote her song after learning of Enbridge’s bid to build twin 1,170 km pipelines to transport oil from the Alberta tar sands to British Columbia’s north coast (Northern Gateway Pipeline). Like the proposed TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline that would connect the Canadian tar sands to the U.S. Gulf Coast, Enbridge’s Alberta-B.C. pipeline is widely opposed, largely because it would bring hundreds of oil supertankers a year to the Great Bear Rainforest—an ecologically significant region along a particularly dangerous route for tankers.

'Oil pipelines and tankers will give people jobs, but if there is an oil spill like the [BP spill] in the Gulf of Mexico, that will take other people’s jobs and the wildlife will die,' said Ta’Kaiya."

"Ta'Kaiya says Vote no to treaty because Sliammon signing a treaty opens up our Indian lands to development by big oil Enbridge, Plutonic Energy, Kiweit, Dave Formosa Inc etc. We have negotiators, counselors, and the chief all but bought out by these corporations. Ta'Kaiya loves the land and waters...we need to protect them from greed including those people who would work for the corporations to destroy the land for their own financial benefit. No to treaty; No to pipeline, NO to super tankers"

Read more about the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline:

Help Protect the World's Last Spirit Bears: The proposed Northern Gateway pipeline would carry 500,000 barrels a day of the world’s dirtiest oil from the Alberta tar sands directly through the home of the Spirit Bear, native only to the coastal rainforest of Canada’s British Columbia. Tell Christy Clark, the Premier of British Columbia, to defend the Spirit Bear Coast by actively opposing the Northern Gateway pipeline.

Related Blog:
Art: Protect the Spirit Bear:
Spirit Bears only live on the coast of British Columbia. Their habitat is endangered by the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.

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