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Haida group animates pipeline opposition using stop motion and music

A new music video featuring the music of Kinnie Starr has stop-motion wood carved characters confronting Prime Minister Stephen Harper, depicted on a super tanker travelling around Haida Gwaii.

Kinnie Starr lends voice to Haida Gwaii campaign against Enbridge Northern Gateway

Haida Raid 3: Save Our Waters was released this week, in response to the December 2013 recommended approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway. (Youtube)

A new music video featuring the music of Kinnie Starr has stop-motion wood carved characters confronting Prime Minister Stephen Harper, depicted on a super tanker travelling around Haida Gwaii.

Haida Raid 3: Save Our Waters was released this week, in response to the December 2013 recommended approval of the controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway.

The video is a collaboration of activism and culture, produced by the Haidawood collective, who make stop motion animation featuring Haida culture and language.

According to the Indiegogo campaign that Haidawood launched, "the people of Haida Gwaii oppose both the controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline and the introduction of oil tanker traffic to the northwest coast of Canada."

The Haida Raid 3: Save Our Waters production brought together Indo-Scottish Canadian artist and neuroscientist Ken Leslie, and K'alts'idaa K'ah (Laughing Crow) Productions, a storytelling society.  

About the Author

Kim Wheeler is an Anishinabe/Mohawk. She is a writer and an award-winning producer living in Winnipeg. Her work on the CBC radio series ReVision Quest garnered a New York Festival silver medal and two ImagineNative awards. Wheeler currently works as an associate producer for the CBC Aboriginal Digital Unit and Unreserved on CBC Radio One.

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