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Mask my identity graphicAncestral Pride, January 18, 2017

What I know on the subject of why I mask up. There are many times when people are at “political” actions or see pics/footage of direct actions pertaining to Indigenous Land Defence or any kind of resistance to the government or corporations and we are masked up. There is always people who take it upon themselves to question you as if they are the grand arbiter of how you can or cannot participate in resistance. Read the rest of this entry

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Video: Prayer Walk Against Dakota Access Pipeline Met with Large Police Presence

by Ancestral Pride, October 15, 2016

BREAKING VIDEO: LIVE FROM THE FRONTLINES! again prayerful people are met with the riot police. a prayer walk to lift the spirits of the locked down ally who is sacrificing their safety for the common good and Sacred Water! more updates to come!!

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

Blockade of Imperial Metals 2 year anniversary; land defender injured by vehicle

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Sacheen from Ancestral Pride, on right, was injured by a vehicle driven by Imperial Metals employee during the blockade at the Mount Polley Resistance Gathering, August 4, 2016. Photo: Ancestral Pride.

Ancestral Pride, August 5, 2016

On the 2 year anniversary of the Mt Polley tailings pond spill that pumped millions of gallons of toxic tailings into Hazeltine creek a gathering of indigenous land defenders allies and supporters including the Power of Women Down Town East Side group joined the Sepwepemc Womens Warriors Society to bring awareness to the issue. There were work shops, feasting, and training, as well as ceremony and information sharing. Imperial Metals was issued a discharge permit recently and have done nothing in the way to rectify this situation and two years later there is still tailings infecting everything it comes into contact with. Read the rest of this entry

Imperial Metals Out Of Ahousaht Territory

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Cat Face Mountain. Photo: Common Sense Canadian.

by Ancestral Pride, April 26, 2016

Out of concern for protecting Ahousaht territory from harmful resource extraction such as Imperial Metals copper mining on Chitaapii. Myself and my son Chico did a day hike up the southern peak of Catface mountain starting from Cypre Bay. As Imperial Metals is interested in three massive areas on Chitaapii, Hecate zone, Cliff face and Irishman creek.

Imperial Metals wants to utilize the Cypre Bay location as it has the infrastructure to place a work camp, first aid station, barge landing, air plane landing and boat dock. Read the rest of this entry

Ancestral Pride: Funding For Frontlines

Ancestral Pride millingby Ancestral Pride, February 2016
THIS IS A FACT and if you feel I’m lacing your shoes about this than so be it and be laced, but do something to change it and please don’t get pissy or defensive or at least not to me, talk to your friends or peers about it and than plan and organize around funding the frontlines and not the (e)NGO’s. We run many different campaigns for funds and so do our very solid resistance Fam, when we say we need help many people cant wait to chime in on social media and say: “how can I support, solidarity, I stand with you, I will help in anyway I can” etc; but when it comes to money it’s crickets time and suddenly no one is loud and proud about helping us. Solidarity in the form of money somehow is seen as us being colonized or asking for hand outs.”Those natives always seem to want something! Doesnt their bands help them? Its not my responsibility to give them money. Don’t they have any gumption to get money themselves?” Read the rest of this entry

Yes to Mother Earth ~ No to Mining

Ancestral pride logo Colourby Ancestral Pride, Oct 17, 2015

Crow and I have been engaged in a battle with the mining giant Imperial Metals for almost a decade now. We have been beat up by cops, harassed by cops, targeted at rallies, and been fierce in our no compromise stance against any mining in our territory and definitely no mining our sacred mountain Chitaapi! Read the rest of this entry

Video: Ahousaht people evict Cermaq

by Alexandra Morton, Vimeo, Sept 12, 2015

People around the world have tried to protect their home waters from salmon farms for 20 years. On September 9, 2015 Ahousaht people stepped onto a fish farm as it was trying to anchor to their territory and told the crew to leave.

To donate: Ahousaht Ancestral Pride Yaakswiis Action Camp

For Info: https://www.facebook.com/Warriorsforyaakswiis

When Being An Ally Turns Into Being An Appropriator (Settler Conduct and Self Check) PDF

Ancestral Pride ally appropriatorPRINT READY! In the same vein as our first infamous zine, for indigenous and settlers alike here are some serious thinks to think about especially if you think you don’t need too. As my web master and ally friend put it: “Sometimes I think I am veteran, you know, like the call-outs are for someone else, not me. But I need to keep tabs on these things.”

Do you ever think that truths or check yourself advice, articles, or memes are not about you? Do you feel you been around long enough to know whats up with indigenous resistance or any kind of activism and and so you are exempt from these types of teachings? If this is you YOU NEED TO READ THIS NOW!

You can purchase for $10 (or more! bigger donations for the zines are happily welcomed) with Email Money Transfer to mamazonscreations@gmail.com or Pay Pal to the same email BUT email transfer is preferred! Read the rest of this entry