Rising Tide Vancouver Coast Salish Territories (RT – VST) is a grassroots
environmental justice group committed to fighting the root causes of climate
change and the interconnected destruction of land, water and air. RT – VST has
recently been involved in the Burnaby Mountain Blockade against Big Oil Company
Kinder Morgan, as well as organizing community events to raise funds in support
of the Unis’tot’en Camp.
RT -VST is “committed to confronting this injustice and shifting power back into
the hands of people and communities most impacted by global warming and
environmentally destructive industries, and away from the current state,
corporate, and imperial powers who promote these industries”. They ground their
work in “decolonizing principles, recognizing that environmental injustice
stems from discrimination, domination, and violence through colonial occupation
and expansion with the help of capitalist and imperialist institutions”.