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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

How province pressured 6 First Nations to accept Sisson mine deal

maliseet-sisson-mineMadawaska chief says Maliseet felt threatened with loss of tax deals if they didn’t surrender on mine

By Jacques Poitras, CBC News, Feb 13, 2017

A Maliseet First Nations chief says the New Brunswick government threatened to cancel lucrative tax deals with her band and other Indigenous communities if they didn’t sign an agreement on the Sisson mine. Read the rest of this entry

5 Maliseet chiefs want Sisson mine rejected

St. Mary’s, Tobique, Kingsclear, Oromocto, Madawaska chiefs respond to environmental assessment

Sisson mine mapBy Alan White, CBC News, April 21, 2016

The chiefs of five Maliseet First Nations in New Brunswick are calling for the proposed Sisson mine project to be rejected because of its impact on Maliseet people.

The chiefs of Kingsclear, Madawaska, Oromocto, St. Mary’s and Tobique First Nations issued a statement on Thursday in reaction to a federal study that said the proposed mine would have a “significant” impact on several communities. Read the rest of this entry

Despite heavy RCMP presence Mi’kmaq, Maliseet continue anti-fracking protests in New Brunswick

By Tim Fontaine, APTN National News, June 7, 2013New Brunswick gas protest 2

It was another day of protest in New Brunswick as Mi’kmaq, Maliseet and their supporters voiced their opposition to shale gas exploration in Kent County.

About 100 people have gathered near the town of Birch Ridge, NB, where SWN Resources Canada and their subcontractors have equipment and vehicles used for shale gas exploration stored. Read the rest of this entry