US Extends Ban on Dakota Pipeline Protests, but Support Grows

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Dakota Access Pipeline protesters along the Cannonball River in North Dakota. (No Dakota Access in Treaty Territory – Camp of the Sacred Stones / Facebook)

TelesurTV, August 23, 2016

Almost 90 tribes have expressed solidarity with the protests against a controversial pipeline that crosses through Indigenous land.

A federal judge extended a temporary restraining order for another two weeks on “unlawful protest” against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a move that comes as activists say their peaceful actions are attracting broader support.

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Petition demands investigation into Campbell River Band councillor

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Big House on Wei Wai Kum First Nation, Photo courtesy of Campbell River Cultural Mapping.

By ALISTAIR TAYLOR, Campbell River Mirror, August 23, 2016

A Wei Wai Kum First Nation member says he has obtained the necessary number of signatures on a petition required to have an investigation launched into the actions of a band councillor.

Chris Drake launched the petition to force an investigation into the actions of Jason Price, accusing him of “taking payments for his own benefit.” Read the rest of this entry

Judge to Rule on Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Bid to Stop Oil Pipeline by Sept. 9

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Lakota warrior stands in front of bulldozer during blockade of construction work on Dakota Access Pipeline.

By James MacPherson and David Pitt, Associated Press, Aug 24, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. —A ruling in the request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to stop a four-state oil pipeline under construction near their reservation will come by Sept. 9, a federal judge said Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry

Statement from Ancestral Pride on fish farm arrests

Ancestral Pride fish farm bannerBy now many have been informed of the opposition towards Cermaq fish farm Dixon Bay site where a small group of people in a vessel tried to prevent the barge transporting smolts of Atlantic salmon to the Dixon Bay site. Three individuals were detained by RCMP and then released upon promise to appear November 7th in Tofino. Another individual was served papers to appear in court the same day. Read the rest of this entry

4 face charges opposing fish farms in Ahousaht

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Larry Skookum John arrested by RCMP for opposing Cermaq fish farm, August 23, 2016.

Statement by Crow, Ancestral Pride, August 24, 2016

By now many have been informed of the opposition towards Cermaq fish farm Dixon Bay site where a small group of people in a vessel tried to prevent the barge transporting smolts of Atlantic salmon to the Dixon Bay site. Three individuals were detained by RCMP and then released upon promise to appear November 7th in Tofino. Another individual was served papers to appear in court the same day. Read the rest of this entry

Video: What’s happening in North Dakota?

Don’t know what #NODAPL means or what the Dakota Access Pipeline is or what all those indigenous warriors on horses are doing in North Dakota? Well this little primer will get you up to speed.

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Occupying the Prairie: Tensions Rise as Tribes Move to Block a Pipeline

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Riders from the Standing Rock, Rosebud, and Lower Brule Lakota reservations came together on horseback to push back a police line that had formed between a group of protesters and the entrance to the Dakota Access Pipeline construction site. Daniella Zalcman.

By Jack Healy, New York Times, August 23, 2016

NEAR CANNON BALL, N.D. — Horseback riders, their faces streaked in yellow and black paint, led the procession out of their tepee-dotted camp. Two hundred people followed, making their daily walk a mile up a rural highway to a patch of prairie grass and excavated dirt that has become a new kind of battlefield, between a pipeline and American Indians who say it will threaten water supplies and sacred lands. Read the rest of this entry

Gov Orders Police To Cut Water Supply To Native Americans As Pipeline Protesters Skyrocket In Number

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Thousands join protest camp as supporters are holding a rally in Washington D.C. on Wednesday outside of Army Corps hearing.

Growing in number and spirit, the Standing Rock Sioux protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline is swiftly gaining strength ahead of a federal hearing on the controversial project. Support has spread across the country, and thousands have descended on the peaceful “prayer camps” in recent days, prompting state officials on Monday to remove the demonstrators’ drinking water supply.

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Indigenous energy bar takes off in U.S., soon to hit Canada

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Karlene Hunter and Mark Tilsen are the owners of Native American Natural Foods, a company based on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation that makes the energy bars that are made of buffalo and cranberries. (The Associated Press/Chet Brokaw )

It’s a small company ‘with a huge mission,’ says president of Native American Natural Foods

By Stephanie Cram, CBC News, August 23, 2016

An energy bar produced by an Indigenous company is taking the U.S. natural food market by storm, and will soon hit shelves here in Canada. Tanka bars combine buffalo meat and dried fruit — a combination which might surprise some, but has been a staple dish in First Nation diets since before colonization.  Read the rest of this entry

Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw Serves Evictions Notices to BC Fish Farms

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Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw hereditary chiefs board Cermaq fish farm near Kingcome Inlet to serve eviction notices.

Orders follow a number of developments, including federal decision to extend licences.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, TheTyee.ca, August 22, 2016

The Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw, whose traditional lands includes much of the Broughton Archipelago, have boarded two Japanese-owned fish farms and delivered eviction orders to remove their operations from unceded territories over the last six days.

On Aug. 15, three Dzawada’enuxw traditional leaders served an eviction notice to a Cermaq/Mitsubishi salmon farm on the Burdwood Islands, and on Aug. 18 boats from the communities of Gwayasdums (Gilford Island), U’kwa’nalis (Kingcome Inlet) and Alert Bay arrived at the Sir Edmund Bay fish farms run by Cermaq/Mitsubishi to conduct a cleansing ceremony. Read the rest of this entry

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