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community members away from the places we use for cultural work because we fear for our health or safety. One of our important cultural and spiritual activities is feeding the ancestors, as described in Section 4. At a Tsleil-Waututh burning ceremony, the ritualist was told by our ancestors that non-local, substitute foods do not suffice. The ancestors want to be offered local foods, and since the TMEX proposal has the potential to delay recovery of our subsistence economy, it compromises our ability to meet our responsibilities to our ancestors (Morin 2015). As for our contemporary economy, some of our business enterprises, such as cultural tourism, are water based and depend on clean water. Other enterprises, such as our real estate developments (market housing), are close to Burrard Inlet and depend upon both clean water and visual quality for their value and competitive edge. An oil spill or the perception of pollution has the potential to harm these business initiatives. The full range of oil spill effects is summarized in Table 7 at the end of this section. From this summary, we conclude that the likelihood of oil spills is high and that the consequences are dire for the sensitive sites described in Section 5 and for our subsistence economy, cultural work, contemporary economy, and ultimately, our community.

This map is a living document and is intended to be amended and refined over time. It is not an expression of the location of Tsleil-Waututh aboriginal title, rights, or interests. The data used to produce this map originate from many sources and are presented without prejudice. This map is the property of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and may not be reproduced without written permission. Sources of spatial data for this map include Tsleil-Waututh Nation, BCMCA, BC Government, Government of Canada, Integrated Cadastral Information Society, Port Metro Vancouver, BIEAP, RAAD (Oct 2014), Metro Vancouver. Map produced May 2015 by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.

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