Grassy Narrows First Nation marks 13 years as ‘the voice of the forest’
Grassroots blockade against logging trucks north of Kenora, Ont. started on Dec. 2, 2002
By Jody Porter, CBC News, Dec 3, 2015
In the beginning, Randy Fobister of Grassy Narrows First Nation, in northwestern Ontario, disagreed with community members who were stopping logging trucks from entering their traditional territory, but 13 years later the deputy chief says “it’s really important the blockade is still there.” Read the rest of this entry
Video: The Battle Of The Great Bear Rainforest
by subMedia.tv, Vimeo, Sept 28, 2015
In the 1990’s the Nuxalk Nation engaged in a campaign of direct action, to stop logging on their traditional lands, also known as the Great Bear Rainforest. Nuxalk Hereditary Chief Qwatsinas, was at the forefront of this struggle.
To find out more about how the battle for the Great Bear Rainforest was hijacked by Greenpeace and other environmental NGO’s visit – offsettingresistance.ca
The Ka’apor of Brazil Use Bows, Arrows, Sabotage and GPS to Defend the Amazon from Logging
by Jonathan Watts, The Guardian, Sept 10, 2015 (via Earth First! Newswire)
With bows, arrows, GPS trackers and camera traps, an indigenous community in northern Brazil is fighting to achieve what the government has long failed to do: halt illegal logging in their corner of the Amazon.
The Ka’apor – a tribe of about 2,200 people in Maranhão state – have organised a militia of “forest guardians” who follow a strategy of nature conservation through aggressive confrontation. Read the rest of this entry
Video: A Voice for the Voiceless
On March 16th Voice for the Voiceless Camp set up to protect Junction Creek area.
Today the camp is denying access to Aspen Planers the company who will be trying to start up their logging again in Junction Creek any day now. It is the wish of Xwisten elders, the camp, children of Xwisten among many others that there be no further logging in this area of their territory.
Chile: Two Arson Attacks on Logging Trucks in the Province of Arauco, Wallmapu
by The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto], May 15, 2015
Two arson attacks were carried out early Thursday morning at various points in the Araucania Region.
The first took place in at the Mariposas Estate, located on Highway CH181that connects the townships of Curacautín with Victoria, in the Province of Malleco.
According to police reports, the unknown suspects entered the area and lit fire to a shed that contained logging equipment.
Guards confronted the suspects, which gave way to shots being fired, although police assert there were no injuries reported. Read the rest of this entry
St’at’imc re-occupation aims to stop logging, call for support
From Voice of the Voiceless, Junction Creek (Xwisten Territory, St’at’imc Nation), April 13, 2015
We have heard that Aspen Planers is going to start logging at Lac Le Mer, very near the camp, this week! We think they will be trying to start at Junction Creek too. Christine Jack who has been living at the camp is requesting support. We need more people up there ASAP!!!!
Voices of the Voiceless camp is an Indigenous re-occupation of Junction Creek area in Xwisten territory, St’at’imc Nation. This camp was set up on March 16th under the direction of Xwisten elders to stop the logging by Aspen Planers. The site of the VoV Camp is just below a heritage site that has huge cultural significance to Xwisten people. Junction Creek summer village has been a traditional meeting place where people come to hunt, gather and process food. The Xwisten people continue to access and use Junction Creek for these traditional purposes today. Read the rest of this entry
Grassy Narrows First Nation holds logging protest in Kenora
Ontario government has cleared the way for logging to resume near Grassy Narrows First Nation
CBC News, March 16, 2015
Members of Grassy Narrows First Nation will be in Kenora, Ont., today to take part in a protest rally being held to show the First Nations continuing opposition to logging in the Whiskey Jack Forest.
Grassy Narrows spokesperson Randy Fobister said the protest will be will be a peaceful one. “It’s pretty much a rally,” he said. Read the rest of this entry
PHOTO REPORT: Amazon Indian Warriors Beat and Strip Illegal Loggers in Battle for Jungle’s Future
By David Sim, International Business Times, September 4, 2014
Photographer Lunae Parracho followed the Ka’apor warriors during their jungle expedition to search for and expel illegal loggers from the Alto Turiacu Indian territory in the Amazon basin.
Sinixt update: Trial set for contempt case against Perry Ridge protesters
by Sam Van Schie , Nelson Star, March 17, 2014
Two people arrested earlier this month for blocking a Slocan Valley logging road are now facing charges of contempt of court.
The accused — Marilyn James and her son Dennis Zarelli, both of the Sinixt Nation — were scheduled to appear at BC Supreme Court in Nelson this morning. However, when their case was called before Justice Mark McEwan, only James was present. A man standing in for Zarelli, who asked to be called Justin, explained that his friend was unable to attend court because his wife had recently died. Read the rest of this entry