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B.C. LNG sponsorship inappropriate at All Native Basketball Tournament, team says

Baskeball All Native 1Team captain says he was told if the team didn’t like it, they didn’t have to participate

By Radio West, CBC News, Feb 13, 2015

The captain of a team playing at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert says he’s disappointed event organizers accepted sponsorship money from oil and gas industries.

This year’s tournament is sponsored by a dozen companies and organizations, half of them related to the energy sector. Read the rest of this entry

Lubicon Lake Nation appeals protest-ending court injunction

Six-month court order stops protest in northern Alberta.

Lubicon Cree anti-fracking blockade, Dec 2013.

Lubicon Cree anti-fracking blockade, Dec 2013.

CBC News, Jan 04, 2014

The Lubicon Lake Nation says it will continue to fight for the right to protest fracking on traditional lands in northern Alberta.

They are challenging an injunction granted to Penn West Petroleum Ltd. by a Calgary court last month that effectively shut down a three-week protest by Lubicon members near Sawn and Haig Lakes. Read the rest of this entry

Lubicon ordered to take down blockade

Lubicon appealing roadblock injunction awarded to company

Lubicon Cree anti-fracking blockade, Dec 2013.

Lubicon Cree anti-fracking blockade, Dec 2013.

by Meagan Wohlberg, Northern Journal, Dec 16, 2013

Lubicon Lake Nation protesters going into their fourth week of blocking access to a fracking site on their traditional territory were ordered to take down their roadblock early Monday evening by a Queen’s Bench court judge in Calgary. Read the rest of this entry

Lubicon Cree plan second roadblock to fracking site

Lubicon blockade stays put, gathers supplies as oil company moves in

Lubicon Cree anti-fracking blockade, Dec 2013.

Lubicon Cree anti-fracking blockade, Dec 2013.

by Meagan Wohlberg, Northern Journal, December 12, 2013

Winter weather has done little to shake the resolve of Lubicon Lake Nation protesters going into their fourth week of blockading an access road to an oil company’s fracking site on their traditional territory, with those on the frontlines now looking to block a second road. Read the rest of this entry

Elsipogtog anti-fracking struggle: Where to go from here?

Some suggestions from a warrior presently in Elsipogtog.

By Ambrose Williams, Dec 7, 2013New Brunswick prayer highway
Elsipogtog has been in battle for over 7 months.  SWN has left Kent County and the nation has been left to pick up the pieces. After driving down various roads, including Highway 11, 134, Lafiouk, and Lakewood encampments, you can see the remnants of battlegrounds long past. “SWN GO HOME , NO SHALE GAS” signs remain scattered about the highways. Read the rest of this entry

Akwesasne anti-fracking protest briefly closes Seaway International Bridge

By Norman Provencher, Ottawa Citizen, November 9, 2013

Protesters on the Seaway International Bridge at Akwesasne, Mohawk territory, Nov 9, 2013.

Protesters on the Seaway International Bridge at Akwesasne, Mohawk territory, Nov 9, 2013.

OTTAWA — The Seaway International Bridge between Cornwall and the U.S. was closed for about an hour Saturday as First Nations protesters stage an “information march” in opposition to hydraulic fracking gas extraction processes.

The bridge was closed at about noon as about 50 protesters from the Akwesasne First Nation and others walked along the span handing out information flyers. Read the rest of this entry