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Eagle Spirit pipeline proposal faces First Nations opposition

Enbridge anti-pipeline logoProposed pipeline would carry refined oil from Alberta to B.C. North Coast

CBC News, April 15, 2014

A First Nations-led proposal to build an oil pipeline from Alberta to B.C.’s North Coast will still face stiff opposition from some communities, including one situated at the location of the proposed marine terminal. Read the rest of this entry

Support “Mocassins on the Ground”: Lakota resistance against Keystone XL pipeline

Keystone XL Lakota support graphicHere’s an excerpt of a recent statement by the Lakota grassroots organization Owe Aku:

“We do not want kxl, we do not want tarsands in our lands, the tarsands must stay in the ground, the extraction and its aftermath is killing humans and all of life up there, and wasting precious water… Please take a moment to help get our words, thoughts, and prayers out to the world, all over Unci Maka, that Lakota People, and many other Red Nations people, we have painted our faces. Our allies up north have painted their faces. For sacred water, for Unci Maka, for our generations.” Read the rest of this entry

BC preparing injunction against Unist’ot’en pipeline resistance camp

Grassroots Wet’suwet’en and allies unite to say No Fracked Gas Pipelines!

by E. Doherty, Vancouver Media Coop, April 8, 2014

Leaders of the Unist’ot’en resistance camp held a press conference in Vancouver on April 7, 2014 in response to leaked information that the Provincial government is preparing an injunction against the camp. The camp is in Wet’suwet’en territory in northern BC on the route of the Pacific Trail fracked gas pipeline. Read the rest of this entry

Toghestiy and Freda Huson Speak at Land Defense: A Feast for the Frontlines

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Wet’suwet’en disagree about Pacific Trail Pipelines

Banners at the Wet'suwet'en's Unis'tot'en camp in the central interior region of 'BC', November 2012.

Banners at the Wet’suwet’en’s Unis’tot’en camp in the central interior region of ‘BC’, November 2012.

by Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight, April 7, 2014

The Pacific Trail Pipelines project is pitting the Wet’suwet’en people against each other.

Some are opposed to a section of the 463-kilometre gas pipeline crossing their traditional territories in northwest B.C.

But others welcome the joint venture of Chevron Canada and Apache Canada Ltd. as a means to escape poverty. Read the rest of this entry

APTN InFocus Video: Unist’ot’en Camp Resistance

Unist'tot'en camp members stop surveyors, November 2012.

Unist’tot’en camp members stop surveyors, November 2012.

InFocus, APTN National News, March 13, 2014

http://aptn.ca/news/2014/03/13/unistoten-camp-resistance/

In this edition we put a growing resistance movement InFocus.

Clans within the Wet’suwet’en Nation have united and vowed to stop multiple pipeline projects from boring through their territory. Read the rest of this entry

Pithouses Not Pipelines: Unist’tot’en Spring Work Camp, May 12-30, 2014

Unis'tot'en workcamp May 2014

Chief predicts Oka Crisis if feds impose Enbridge pipeline

Canadian soldier and warrior face off during 1990 Oka Crisis.

Canadian soldier and warrior face off during 1990 Oka Crisis.

Leader says conflict will continue to escalate until the government decides to negotiate in good faith and honour First Nations rights

Erin Flegg, Vancouver Observer, Feb 26th, 2014

If Canada fails to respond to live up to its obligations to consult First Nations, British Columbia’s Grand Chief Stewart Phillip believes it will almost certainly see another Oka Crisis, referencing a 78-day standoff in 1990 between the Mohawk people, the Quebec police and the Canadian military that broke out when the province tried to build a golf course on a traditional burial site.  Read the rest of this entry

Decolonizing Pipeline Resistance: An Interview with Freda Huson

Freda Huson, Wet'suwet'en.

Freda Huson, Wet’suwet’en.

by Lee Veeraraghavan, Occupy.com, Feb 25, 2014

As the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline intensifies in the United States, the Canadian province of British Columbia faces similar battles of its own. Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline, if approved, would transport diluted bitumen from the Alberta tar sands to the Pacific Coast. Read the rest of this entry

Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline raises issue of Native-land grab

Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: lowering pipes into trench.

Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: lowering pipes into trench.

by Travis Lupick, The Georgia Straight,Feb 12, 2014

An email sent by the president of Kinder Morgan Canada to the B.C. premier’s office reveals in frank language the challenge for oil companies posed by First Nations opposing pipeline projects. Read the rest of this entry

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