Australia: Aboriginal protesters explain motivations behind Canberra sit-in
About 100 Indigenous people and supporters called for an end to fracking, coal mining and water sharing.
NITV, Feb. 13, 2019
Bradley Farrar had never been on a plane before he made the journey from the Northern Territory to Canberra to join a sit-in about environmental issues.
The clan leader of the Alawa tribe felt compelled to come and represent his people, who he says will suffer if planned gas fracking projects eventuate. Read the rest of this entry
Seneca Nation Rallies To Defend River From Fracking Wastewater
by Joshua B. Pribanic, and Melissa A. Troutman for Public Herald, March 3, 2018
In Coudersport Pennsylvania, over 100 members of the Seneca Nation of Indians appeared at a public meeting to oppose a fracking wastewater treatment facility planned for development on the Allegheny River, known by the Seneca as the Ohi:yo’, which means “beautiful waters.” Read the rest of this entry
Anti-fracking activists and anarchists are blocking rail tracks in Olympia, Wash. They don’t plan on leaving.
There was little sleep the first night. Everyone was too wired with nerves and excitement. They expected the police to barrel in at any moment.
The encampment went up on Nov. 17, a guerrilla whirlwind of tents, tarps, wooden pallets and two-by-four studs. In just a few hours, the intersection at Jefferson Street SE and Seventh Avenue in downtown Olympia, Wash., was transformed from a drab piece of asphalt into a hulking structure, somewhere between a refugee camp and a carnival tent. Read the rest of this entry
DECOLONIZE TURTLE ISLAND: Olympia Blockade
For the last 10 days, an encampment has been blocking the train tracks
that lead out of the Port of Olympia, preventing fracking proppants from
being sent to North Dakota and Wyoming. In addition to standing in the
way of capitalism and environmental destruction, the blockade has
created an opening in which we can interact in new, liberated ways. We
have made many new friends, deepened existing relationships, and
experienced the joy in sharing our lives without regard for profit. Read the rest of this entry
B.C. needs a full public inquiry into fracking, coalition says
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
Traditional Mi’kmag 1st and 7th District Chiefs oppose Junex projects in Gaspesie, Quebec
Today, we traditional council chiefs from the 1st and the 7th Districts of Mi’kma’ki have gathered at the Junexit Banquet organized by the Camp by the River. We are here not only to support the occupation that has been set up on August 7th against Junex but also to assert our inherent rights and title over our unceded and unsurrendered territory, as affirmed by the 1763 Royal Proclamation. We assert our presence here to protect our territory under the Protection clauses for unceded lands, as protected by Constitutional Rights, Charter Rights, Human Rights, and International Rights. Read the rest of this entry
Indigenous water protector faces bail hearing arising from Gaspesie anti-fracking blockade
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.
Luutkudziiwus First Nation on Petronas Cancelling PNW LNG project
Madii Lii, August 14, 2017
Mohd Anuar bin Taib, Executive Vice President and CEO of Upstream at Petronas announced cancellation of the Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW) project on July 25th.
In light of that decision, Richard Wright, who serves as the spokesperson for the Luutkudziiwus, says “the federal government breached its constitutional obligations to consult and our court challenge to quash the approval order still stands.” Read the rest of this entry
Video: Defending the Water: Indigenous Resistance to Industrial Fragmentation
A short documentary on the initiatives of the Unist’ot’en, Madii Lii and Lelu Island camps and their resistance to prevent the development of LNG and fracking infrastructure in their lands and water.
First Nations communities in the Gaspé unite against fracking
Group of First Nations leaders threaten legal action over Petrolia drilling projects
CBC News, October 8, 2016
A group of First Nations communities in Quebec have come out in opposition to hydraulic fracturing projects on their territories in the Gaspé and on Anticosti Island. Read the rest of this entry