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First Nations occupy Marine Harvest fish farm

Fish Farm occupation elders sittingBC Local News, August 28, 2017

A group of First Nations has peacefully occupied a Marine Harvest salmon farm on Swanson Island, which is located 17 km east of Alert Bay.

On Aug. 25, Hereditary Chief Ernest Alexander Alfred, along with a group of First Nations, occupied the farm. He stated the fish farm is illegally parked in ‘Namgis and Maya’xala Awinakola territory. Read the rest of this entry

Video: Occupation of fish farm by Kwakwaka’wakw

August 25, 2017 Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw Hereditary Leadership visited Ernest Alfred at his occupation camp on Marine Harvest owned salmon farm on Swanson Island B.C. after his first night.

B.C. fish farms hit by occupations following release of footage showing sickly, blind salmon

fish farm protest occupation 1by Jorge Barrera, APTN National News, August 24, 2017

Indigenous leaders are calling on Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc to immediately halt fish farming along British Columbia’s coastal region following the release of video footage showing diseased farmed Atlantic salmon –some blind, others with swollen gills and blisters—swimming through pens thick with fish feces. Read the rest of this entry

Canadian oil firm hit by occupation as Peru faces warning of wider Indigenous uprising

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Photo: APTN National News

by Jorge Barrera, APTN National news, August 23, 2017

Hundreds of Indigenous people have reportedly seized oil facilities operated by the subsidiary of a Canadian company in Peru’s Amazon region amid warnings of a wider uprising over the Peruvian government’s failure to consult with communities before allowing extraction on their traditional territories. Read the rest of this entry

Indigenous group seizes Peru oil field facilities

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Achuar indigenous people during a similar action in 2015. Photo: Reuters

Japan Times, August 23, 2017

Indigenous people living on Peru’s largest oil field concession have seized some facilities operated by Frontera Energy Corp. demanding that the government apply an indigenous rights law before signing a new contract with the Canadian company, a tribal chieftain said on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry

Indigenous water protector faces bail hearing arising from Gaspesie anti-fracking blockade

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Surete du Quebec at the site of the blockade during the raid of August 14, 2017.

OTTAWA, AUGUST 18 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
This morning, 10:30am Atlantic time, Anishinaabe water protector and Ottawa resident Fredrick Stoneypoint will receive the decision of judge Denis Paradis’ on whether he will get bail release for the severe charges he is facing.

Stoneypoint has been in custoday since August 14 when Quebec provincial police (‘SQ’) took down an over-a-week-long blockade that was preventing oil/gas company Junex from proceeding on its exploratory fracking activities in the Gaspesie, eastern Quebec.

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A Statement of Support for the Gaspesie Land Defense

Two Women Claim Responsibility for Arson Attacks to Stop DAPL

Protest camp built on proposed site of Sisson mine project

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Terry Sappier of the ‘Wulustukyik (Maliseet) Nation Grandmothers and Mothers’ group intends to live in the protest encampment they’ve built until the Sisson Mine project is halted completely. (Shane Fowler/CBC)

First Nations protesters in N.B. planning to last the winter at the remote site of Sisson mine project

By Shane Fowler, CBC News, July 18, 2017

Members of Maliseet First Nations have started to build a protest camp at the proposed site of the Sisson mine near Napadogan.

Tents, campers, and other homemade structures have been set up in hopes of deterring future development of a proposed tungsten and molybdenum mine. Read the rest of this entry

First nations protesters block stretch of Highway 1 east of Winnipeg