First Nation hands eviction notice to Campbell River salmon farm

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Outside the office of Marine Harvest where an eviction notice was served to the operator of a Campbell River area fish farm.

by Jessica Lepp, CTV News, August 29, 2016

An international salmon farming company based on Vancouver Island has been handed an eviction notice from Campbell River First Nations.

First Nations protesters and their supporters marched to the offices of Marine Harvest Friday to slide an eviction notice beneath the door demanding their waters back. Read the rest of this entry

Australia: Aboriginals attack court and cops after 14 year old killed

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Elijah Doughty, 14, was found dead and an unidentified 55 year old man has been charged with manslaughter.

Protesters smash up courthouse as racial tensions erupt after Aboriginal boy, 14, was found dead in the bush next to a stolen motorbike – and a man, 55, is charged with manslaughter

By Freya Noble and Peter Devlin, Daily Mail, August 30, 2016

People smashed windows and jumped on police cars at a West Australian courthouse after a protest over the death of a local teenager turned violent.

A 55-year-old man, who cannot be named, was due to appear at a court in Kalgoorlie, east of Perth, charged with the manslaughter of a 14-year-old Aboriginal boy, Elijah Doughty.

The boy’s body was found in nearby bushland on Monday morning.

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First Nation Vote on Massive Gas Terminal Called Out by Band Members

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Lax Kw’alaams photo by Ash Kelly, Vice.com

By Sarah Berman, Vice.com, August 27, 2016

It’s official, Lax Kw’alaams First Nation voted 65 percent in favour of “successful outcomes.” At least that’s how negotiations for a massive liquefied natural gas terminal were characterized in a recent poll conducted by the band’s council. Read the rest of this entry

How a historic court decision is driving a new wave of First Nations protests

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Three hereditary chiefs of the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw issued the eviction notice to a fish farm on the north end of Vancouver Island this week. (Tamo Campos/YouTube)

Native protesters moving on fish farms in wake of landmark decision recognizing First Nations land rights

By Richard Zussman, CBC News, August 27, 2016

Fish farms along British Columbia’s West Coast have been at the centre of political and environmental battles for years, but this time it’s a two-year-old legal decision that’s behind the string of recent protests by First Nations against the industry. Read the rest of this entry

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Video: Fish Farm Resistance Heats Up in “BC”

Confrontations between the salmon feedlot industry and indigenous communities continue to escalate. On August 23rd, the Yaakswiis warriors were arrested in Ahousaht, near Tofino, preventing the transfer of diseased smolts into a net pen. Their elected leadership has signed off on farms yet the community is growing in its resistance to the feedlots that kill their wild salmon.

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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
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