Mi’kmaq and non-Indigenous allies are actively opposing the completion of the Alton Gas project near Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, and we’re calling for your assistance.
Alton Gas proposes to create two salt caverns in the near future in order to store natural gas underground, with the expressed intention to build up to 15 more . The creation of these caverns would result in huge quantities of highly concentrated salt brine, which the company plans to dump down the Shubenacadie River. Read the rest of this entry
by the Stimulator, Nov 9, 2017
To see video, see below… Read the rest of this entry
The Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq First Nation is laying claim to a large parcel of land in southeastern New Brunswick.
The land claim, filed in provincial court on Wednesday by first people’s lawyer Bruce McIvor, covers roughly one third of the province. Read the rest of this entry
Junex’s consultations with Mi’kmaq leaders will last 4 months
CBC News, September 2, 2017
Under mounting pressure from First Nations leaders and environmental activists, an oil exploration company has agreed to temporarily halt drilling activities at their site in the Gaspésie and hold consultations with the surrounding M’ikmaq communities. Read the rest of this entry
No criminal charges or demotions against men who harassed people at Mi’kmaq ceremony in Halifax
By Susan Bradley, CBC News, August 31, 2017
Four of the five Canadian Forces personnel who said they were members of the group the Proud Boys and disrupted a Mi’kmaq ceremony in Halifax on July 1 have been allowed to return to their regular duties. Read the rest of this entry
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
Mayor Mike Savage says veil is a temporary measure, will be removed after demonstration
By Frances Willick, CBC News, July 15, 2017
Municipal crews draped a black cloth over a statue of Edward Cornwallis in a downtown Halifax park Saturday as protesters gathered with a plan to remove the statue.
After a city truck arrived, crews informed the gathering they would shroud the monument as a sign of good faith. Read the rest of this entry
Removing statue now will ‘set back progress’ on reconciliation with Mi’kmaq people, says Mike Savage
By Anjuli Patil, CBC News, July 11, 2017
Halifax’s mayor says forcibly removing the statue of Edward Cornwallis in downtown Halifax will set back progress on reconciliation with Mi’kmaq people.
A group of protesters is planning to tear down a statue of Cornwallis in a south-end park this Saturday. Read the rest of this entry
by Jeff Lagerquist, CTV News, July 3, 2017
A First Nations ceremony held in downtown Halifax on Canada Day to honour missing and murdered indigenous women was interrupted by men who identified themselves as part of an alt-right organization — and included two members of the Royal Canadian Navy. Read the rest of this entry