Solidarity with Mi’kmaq banners at Unist’ot’en camp, Dec 2, 2013.
By Joseph Jones, www.truth-out.org, December 3rd, 2013
Rosa Parks famously occupied the seat of a Montgomery bus, an action that sparked a revolution in U.S. racial relations. The Unist’ot’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en now defiantly occupies territory whose location is critical to a proposed new pipeline route. They experience daily surveillance by helicopters that sometimes buzz close over the main cabin of the occupation. Continue reading
by Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, Dec 2, 2013
Since the spring of 2013, the Mi’kmaq, along with Native and non-Native allies, have been resisting exploratory testing by SWN Resources Canada in New Brunswick. SWN, a Houston, Texas-based company, is searching for deposits of natural gas in shale rock formations. If they are successful and find significant deposits, they will then attempt to extract this gas using the process of fracking. Continue reading
Earth First! Newswire, Nov 2, 2013
A trail of accelerant can be seen leading to sign near Unist’ot’en camp, October 2013. The blast caused little actual damage.
The Unist’ot’en Camp experienced more harassment yesterday [Friday Nov 1], as an unknown person burned a bridge on a nearby Forest Service road
According to an update on the Unist’ot’en Facebook page:
“An Unist’ot’en Elder had just reported to us that a bridge on an adjoining Forest Service Road was just burned. The road parallels the road leading to the camp and was accessible across country only 4 km from the camp location. Who did this and why they would do it is unknown. It may be the same perpetrators who came and harassed us last week. Or, it could be something else happening for a larger plan in this immediate area. Again, we are on high alert.” Continue reading
279 of 1,047 incidents reported Canada-wide from 2000 to late 2012 took place in B.C.
CBC News, Oct 28, 2013
The number of pipeline safety incidents is on the rise in Canada and, of all the provinces and territories, British Columbia had the highest number of reported in the past decade, according to information obtained by CBC News. Continue reading
by Travis Lupick, Georgia Straight, Oct 23, 2013
RCMP Tactical Troop invades Mi’kmaq territory, Oct 17, 2013.
First Nations’ frustrations with government are nearing a boiling point where confrontations are increasingly likely to turn violent, B.C. aboriginal leaders warn.
In a telephone interview, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip told the Georgia Straight that recent clashes between RCMP officers and First Nations members in New Brunswick are part of a struggle shared by aboriginal people across Canada. Continue reading
APTN National News, June 25, 2013
A group of protestors occupying an Enbridge pipeline pumping station near Hamilton have been served with a court injunction ordering them to leave the site.
The group has been given two hours to vacate the premises, said Melissa Elliott, a Tuscarora woman from Six Nations who is acting as spokesperson for the protest. Continue reading
Dene Moore, The Canadian Press, June 23, 2013
TERRACE, B.C. — The equity offer from Northern Gateway to aboriginal groups along the route of a controversial oil pipeline would amount to an average of about $70,000 a year for the bands, which would be obliged to borrow the millions of dollars needed to purchase equity from Calgary-based Enbridge itself. Continue reading