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Video: Alton Gas Blockade

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by the Stimulator, Nov 9, 2017

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Video: Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw block fish farm packer boat

on September 6, 2017, Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw hereditary chiefs, women and supporters took a stand against a Norwegian packing boat. Read the rest of this entry

OPP reopen Highway 6 at Six Nations

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OPP vehicles gather on the south side of the bridge that crosses the Grand River on Highway 6 on Tuesday morning – Cathie Coward,The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton Spectator, September 5, 2017

Ontario Provincial Police say Highway 6 in Caledonia has reopened after protesters relocated a blockade to the area on Labour Day.

The OPP and other worked with other agencies including the Ministry of Transportation to remove debris strewn across the road to open the highway just before 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The Indigenous protest barricade in Caledonia had been moved from Argyle Street to the Hwy. 6 overpass Monday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry

Bitter land dispute results in road blockade on Six Nations in Caledonia

Six Nations block 2017First Nations people have manned a blockade on the outskirts of Caledonia for three weeks.

A blockade by members of Six Nations has barred a portion of Argyle Street, the main road in Caledonia for the past 21 days.

The protest is connected to a parcel of land that was put into a federal corporation in March by Six Nations’ elected band council, allegedly reneging on an Ontario promise to return it to Six Nations people in 2006 to ameliorate the Caledonia Standoff — a protest that saw a group of Indigenous people occupy a housing development called Douglas Creek Estates. The blockade is situated near the site where violence broke out over 10 years ago. Read the rest of this entry

First nations protesters block stretch of Highway 1 east of Winnipeg

All emergency vehicles permitted to pass through Muskrat Falls gate: protesters, Nalcor, police agree

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An injured worker was transfered from the Muskrat Falls project to a hospital Friday morning with an apparent broken leg. (Katie Breen/CBC)

Agreement follows worker’s transfer from worksite to hospital Friday

By Anna Delaney, CBC News, October 21, 2016

Despite the current blockade at the Muskrat Falls worksite in central Labrador, protesters say they’ve reached an agreement with Nalcor and police to let all emergency vehicles pass through the gate. Read the rest of this entry

Blockade continues at Muskrat Falls main gate, protesters let workers out but not in

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Blockade at Muskrat Falls, Oct 20, 2016. Photo by Ossie Michelin, Facebook.

Nalcor cancels day shift, says workers being financially affected by protest

By Anna Delaney, CBC News, October 20, 2016

Protesters are letting workers at the controversial Muskrat Falls project leave the site Thursday, but are not letting them enter.

Nalcor announced early Thursday morning the day shift at the hydroelectric project in central Labrador was cancelled due to the protesters preventing workers access to the site. Read the rest of this entry

9 arrested at Muskrat Falls in early morning police raid

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9 people are in custody after an early morning raid at the construction site of the Muskrat Falls hydro-electric project. Photo courtesy: Justin Brake/The Independent.

by Trina Roache, APTN National News, October 17, 2016
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L — Nine people arrested in an early morning raid on a camp at the entrance to the Muskrat Falls hydro-electric construction project are in custody and waiting to go before a judge. Read the rest of this entry

Cree, Métis trappers and fishermen block highway in northern Manitoba

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Cree trappers and fishermen from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation near The Pas, Man., stop a truck on Highway 6 as part of a blockade that began Aug. 30. (Thomas Monias)

After negotiations over hydro development stall, groups block highway to protest

By Tim Fontaine, CBC News, September 2, 2016

Around a dozen people from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation and their supporters have erected a blockade on a major highway in northern Manitoba, stopping trucks and equipment bound for a massive hydroelectric development project. Read the rest of this entry

Gitxsan announce railway shutdown in traditional territories

Members of the Gitxsan First Nation told CN Rail officials to stop sending trains through Gitxsan traditional territories as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, said a negotiator for the First Nation.

“There will be a shutdown of services through the Gitxsan territories,” said Beverly Clifton Percival minutes before the deadline.

Percival would not say how members of the First Nation planned to stop any trains heading into the nation’s 33,000 square kilometres of territory in northwestern B.C.

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