Documents obtained by VICE News show the RCMP watched closely as Indigenous protesters erected a teepee on Parliament Hill this summer, with the force’s national protective intelligence unit believing activists could disrupt Canada Day celebrations, and that the ceremony attended by communists “may not remain peaceful.” Read the rest of this entry
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OPP says demonstration is about land claim issue that is before the courts
CBC News, Nov 10, 2017
A group of indigenous demonstrators has forced the closure of the Pinery — an Ontario park on the shores of Lake Huron — with police saying the action is connected to an ongoing land claim. Read the rest of this entry
The guerrilla mural project was done in protest of the corporation’s relationship with fossil fuel companies.
Nuala Sawyer, SF Weekly, Nov 6, 2017
The Wells Fargo and Co. headquarters at 420 Montgomery St. had a colorful awakening Monday afternoon, as hundreds of activists armed with paint created a large mural on the pavement outside. The group successfully shut the street down around noon, and in the span of about two hours, painted a 35-foot blue and black “thunderbird woman” on the asphalt, with “Water is Life!” emblazoned across the top. Read the rest of this entry
by Sherryn Groch, Canberra Times, Nov 6, 2017
It’s hosted Canberra’s prime ministers, diplomats and brides but now the iconic Lobby restaurant is home to a quiet occupation.
Nioka Coe, a Ngunnawal person, joined forces on Sunday with the Aboriginal Tent Embassy to “reclaim” the restaurant in an act of sovereignty. Read the rest of this entry
Group calling on province to commit to public inquiry or commission into hydraulic fracturing
By Cory Correia, CBC News, November 6, 2017
A coalition of environmental, community and First Nation organizations is calling on the B.C. NDP to broaden a campaign promise to review fracking by instead ordering a full public inquiry or commission. Read the rest of this entry
Provincial judicial review expected to last all week, Squamish Nation arguing consultation was inadequate
CBC News, November 6, 2017
The Squamish Nation says it was not given adequate information about the safety risks associated with Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain expansion project. It’s taking that argument to the B.C. Supreme Court this week in hopes of stopping the expansion. Read the rest of this entry
by Carla Wilson, Times Colonist, November 2, 2017
First Nations protesters danced and drummed around a crackling fire in front of the B.C. legislature Thursday, calling for an end to open-net fish farms.
Leaders of the protest, which drew about 200 supporters, say now that the NDP says it’s listening, they want to see farm tenures revoked. Read the rest of this entry
Charge upgraded from aggravated assault in Thunder Bay court Friday morning
By Matt Prokopchuk, CBC News, Nov 3, 2017
The man charged with throwing a trailer hitch at an Indigenous woman in Thunder Bay, Ont., is now charged with second degree murder.
was originally charged with aggravated assault by Thunder Bay police in February. Barbara Kentner, 34, died in July. Read the rest of this entry
(Swift Creek, Unceded, Unsurrendered Secwepemc Territory)
Wild Salmon Warriors returned home yesterday after conducting a two week observation and removal of Kinder Morgan’s anti-salmon spawning mats that illegally disrupted four water ways in Secwepemc Territory. Read the rest of this entry