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No food, no water: Indigenous protesters mount hunger strike against Trans Mountain – Vancouver Courier

Inspired by jailed demonstrators, TMX opponent prays on Burnaby Mountain

September 9, 2019

Rain Flinn-Neeposh spent the weekend in silent, hungry prayer mere metres from the clamour of Trans Mountain excavators.

The Abbotsford-based artist and student mounted a four-day hunger strike near the Watch House, which has stood over the controversial pipeline’s right-of-way on Burnaby Mountain since spring 2018.

Flinn-Neeposh, who is two-spirit and Cree, said the demonstration was inspired by the recent sentencing of pipeline protesters convicted of violating an injunction last summer, including the poet Rita Wong, who was given 28 days in jail.

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