Since December of 2017, when a small group of water protectors established a camp opposite the Kinder Morgan tank farm facility on Burnaby Mountain, Salal + Cedar has been making regular visits in support of their effort.
Our participation in this community of resistance has included cooking and feeding Camp Cloud, washing up, camp maintenance and participating in the sharing at the sacred fire. At the solstice, we joined with others in temporarily blocking access to the gates of the facility.
In January, following the violent arrest of two peaceful indigenous elders, we began a plan to increase our presence there. With the cooperation of St Timothy’s Anglican Church in Burnaby, Salal + Cedar is preparing to offer meals, hot drinks and further prayerful & practical care to this growing community.