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Haida launch blockade against logging close to New Town

Haida old masset blockade 1

Old Massett residents and supporters started a blockade on Wednesday morning to try and stop logging planned for east of New Town. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

by Andrew Hudson, Haida Gwaii Observer, Dec 21, 2017

Fallers heading to work on a cutblock near New Town yesterday morning found the Old Massett flag and dozens of residents at the gate.

The night before, newly elected Chief Councillor Duffy Edgars went door to door through the village to gather support from chiefs and elders and rally people for a blockade. Read the rest of this entry

Ontario gives green light to clearcutting at Grassy Narrows

Grassy Narrows youth blockade logging trucks, 2002.

Grassy Narrows youth blockade logging trucks, 2002.

Ministry of Environment rejects First Nations request for second look at forest management plan

By Jody Porter, CBC News, Dec 30, 2014

Ontario’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has cleared the way for logging to resume near Grassy Narrows First Nation after rejecting the community’s request for an individual environmental assessment.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry had approved a new forest management plan in 2013 that includes cutting trees on the First Nation’s traditional territory. But the community, already a victim of historic mercury poisoning from a nearby pulp mill, was seeking a more thorough examination of the link between logging and mercury in the environment. Read the rest of this entry

Tseshaht grassroots enact road closure to force BC Timber Sales to the table

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Zarelli gets 14 days in Perry Ridge protest

Sinixt blockade camp, March 2014.

Sinixt blockade camp, March 2014.

by  Greg Nesteroff, Nelson Star, May 21, 2014

A man who blocked a Slocan Valley logging road in March has received a 14-day conditional sentence and 18 months probation. Dennis Zarelli, 37, admitted to criminal contempt of court when he appeared before BC Supreme Court Justice Mark McEwan today. Read the rest of this entry

Sinxt update on road block, Vancouver court date

Sinixt and supporters, Feb 2014.

Sinixt and supporters, Feb 2014.

Sinixt Nation, Feb 17, 2014

It was a great day around the fire. Approximately 40-45 people throughout the day stopped by to celebrate. For longer than a month, the Sinixt Nation have made a stand at Sentinel Mountain proving once again that the Sinixt Nation do exist! Read the rest of this entry

Update on Sinixt Nation blockade of Mt. Sentinel

Sinixt winter camp at Mt Sentinel, January 2014.

Sinixt winter camp at Mt Sentinel, January 2014.

Sinixt Nation, Feb 7, 2014
Lim Limt to all the supporters and allies that came and visited us at Mt.
Sentinel. Lim Limt again for the donations of food, coffee, firewood and
money. And above all, Lim Limt to all the stories and laughs shared around
the fire. Read the rest of this entry

Grassy Narrows First Nation on alert for logging

Grassy Narrows youth blockade logging trucks, 2002.

Grassy Narrows youth blockade logging trucks, 2002.

Longest running First Nations blockade effectively stopped logging since December 2002

By Crystal Greene, CBC News, Feb 03, 2014

The Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation (Grassy Narrows) is on alert for logging trucks to come in April 2014.

Grassy Narrows is the home of the longest running First Nations blockade in Canada. Its original Slant Lake blockade site, about 100 km north of Kenora, Ontario, started on December 2, 2002.   Read the rest of this entry

Sinixt blockade Pass Creek logging

Sinixt and supporters at blockade fire, January 2014.

Sinixt and supporters at blockade fire, January 2014.

by  Greg Nesteroff, Nelson Star, Jan 23, 2014

Local members of the Sinixt First Nation and supporters are maintaining a low-key blockade on a Pass Creek logging road to assert what they say is their right to consultation and cultural preservation. Read the rest of this entry

B.C. ordered to pay logging company $1.75M over aboriginal blockade

forestry logging truck winterBy James Keller, The Vancouver Sun/The Canadian Press December 30, 2013

VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government didn’t properly consult with a northern First Nation community about forestry activity and then failed to warn a logging contractor about an imminent blockade, according to a court judgement that orders the province pay the company $1.75 million. Read the rest of this entry

Algonquins of Barriere Lake Stop Unauthorized Forestry Operations

Barrier Lake blockade Dec 3 2013By Barriere Lake Solidarity,Montreal Media Coop, Dec 3, 2013

Barriere Lake, Quebec / – Today the Algonquins of Barriere Lake non-violently stopped forestry operations that are devastating their lands in Western Quebec.

On November 24 the Chief and Council of the community sent a letter to the Quebec government demanding they respect a signed agreements with Barriere Lake that are supposed to prevent logging on ecological and culturally sensitive areas. Read the rest of this entry