Hard life lessons fuel Elsipogtog man’s passion to stop frackers

Kenneth Francis, a member of the Elsipogtog First Nation, is planning on launching a legal challenge to prevent fracking on Aboriginal territory in New Brunswick. (Credit: Ann Pohl).

Kenneth Francis, a member of the Elsipogtog First Nation, is planning on launching a legal challenge to prevent fracking on Aboriginal territory in New Brunswick. (Credit: Ann Pohl).

Inspired by the victory of B.C.’s Tsilhqot’in Nation, Kenneth Francis of New Brunswick’s Elsipogtog First Nation wants to lead his people into court

 

Posted on March 3, 2015, in Oil & Gas and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on Dolphin and commented:
    I can’t imagine any white landowner just passively standing by while an oil company moves in and starts sending poisonous water through a shaft in fracking or for oil exploration. Why should the Mi’kmaq be any different? I mean, they are only requiring that the oil companies TRY to get the Mi’kmaq permission. They aren’t mandating that they get it in writing, and who is paying what to whom, who is responsible for damages, environmental concerns, etc. This would not be tolerated if it were a white landowner.

  2. You all should start paying for your own health care and all other services provided by provincial revenues. Where do you think that money comes from. While you all wait for perfect conditions your children will be dead.

    • Actually Mac, where do you think all those provincial revenues come from? It comes from the ancestral lands of Indigenous peoples, the lands stolen through colonization and now being destroyed to maintain your way of life.

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