Spring is here and there is plenty to do in the next few days if you’re in the area around the city of Montreal. On Saturday, March 30, there will be a global day of action taken against American oil giant Chevron and its partner Apache Canada Ltd. as the company seeks to build the Pacific Trail Pipeline.

The projected pipeline will be around 463 k going from Summit Lake to Kitimat, British Columbia. The pipeline will snake through indigenous territories bringing fracked gas to the west coast for export around the world.

The protest against the new pipeline will take place in downtown Montreal on 770 Sherbrooke Street West at one in the afternoon. Events will be taking place across many of the major urban centers of Canada as the organizers seek to raise a single unified voice across the country to rally for environmental and indigenous justice.

Later on in the week, NDP Concordia is having Grand Elder Raymond Robinson give a speech at the Concordia Campus downtown where he will provide his insight on Indigenous resistance, Idle No More, and government policy. The speech will take place on Wednesday, April 3, at 4 pm in the Hall Building of Concordia’s downtown campus on the seventh floor.

After carrying out a 43-day hunger strike alongside Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, Robinson has recently announced he is willing to go back on a hunger trike if the Harper Government does nothing to reverse changes made to First Nations Comprehensive Funding Agreements.

This lecture will be one of many stops on Grand Elder Robinson’s speaking tour across the country. He will be speaking at community centers and universities spreading his message of tolerance, spirituality, and the need to forge a connection between Natives and non-Natives of Canada.