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Indigenous protesters again block entrance to Pinery Provincial Park

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Maynard T. George is leader of the Indigenous family group claiming ownership of Pinery Provincial Park. (Submitted by Colin Graf)

Protester Maynard George says the action is connected to a First Nations claim to the land

CBC News, March 19, 2018

Indigenous protesters are again blocking the entrance to the Pinery Provincial Park, an action they say stems from a longstanding dispute over First Nations claims to the park on the shores of Lake Huron. Read the rest of this entry

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Hundreds Turn Out To Back Hawaiian Occupiers Of Famed Coco Palms Site

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Several hundred supporters joined Coco Palms occupiers in a ceremony Sunday during the hour at which a judge’s order to evict a pair of Native Hawaiian activists from the property took effect. The occupiers invited the supporters into the encampment for dinner cooked over a fire.

The 19th century home of Kauai’s last queen was later the resort where “Blue Hawaii” was filmed. Now a new resort is planned.

By Brittany Lyte, Civic Beat, Jan 29, 2018

KAPAA, Kauai — Five days after a judge ordered a pair of Native Hawaiians out of a 2,000-tree coconut grove that is the namesake of the famed Coco Palms resort, a Sunday night eviction deadline sparked the opposite of the intended effect. Read the rest of this entry

Protesters build permanent structure, plan to overwinter at Alton Gas site

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By Nina Corfu, CBC News, Dec 19, 2017

With second-floor sleeping bunks, shelves stocked with food and a crackling fire in the woodstove, Dale Andrew Poulette’s newly constructed straw bale home is the perfect place to spend the winter. Read the rest of this entry

Indigenous demonstration forces closure of the Pinery provincial park

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CBC News, Nov 10, 2017

A group of indigenous demonstrators has forced the closure of the Pinery — an Ontario park on the shores of Lake Huron — with police saying the action is connected to an ongoing land claim. Read the rest of this entry

Aboriginal Tent Embassy ‘evicts’ Commonwealth from Canberra’s Lobby restaurant

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From left, Ngunnawal representative Charlie Brown, Aboriginal elder Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, and Ngunnawal representative Nioka Coe outside the Lobby restaurant on Monday. Photo: Jamila Toderas

by Sherryn Groch, Canberra Times, Nov 6, 2017

It’s hosted Canberra’s prime ministers, diplomats and brides but now the iconic Lobby restaurant is home to a quiet occupation.

Nioka Coe, a Ngunnawal person, joined forces on Sunday with the Aboriginal Tent Embassy to “reclaim” the restaurant in an act of sovereignty. Read the rest of this entry

B.C. fish farm injunctions against protestors lifted

fish farm get out bannerby Laurie Hamelin, APTN National News, October 18, 2017

Injunctions against three First Nations activists protesting a fish farm off the northern coast of Vancouver Island was temporarily suspended Wednesday by the company.

Marine Harvest Canada, the owner of Port Elizabeth Fish Farm, was officially occupied by activists Sunday night. Read the rest of this entry

Tensions rise between RCMP and First Nations against fish farms

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RCMP escorting fish farm vessel, October 2017.

by Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw Cleansing Our Waters, October 17, 2017

For Immediate Release

RCMP, Marine Harvest, and Department of Fisheries and Oceans has just arrived on site to where Members from six First Nations of the Kwakwaka’wakw have been occupying fish farms, in their territorial waters for nearly two months near Alert Bay, B.C.

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Video: A third Marine Harvest owned fish farm has been occupied

by Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw Cleansing Our Waters, October 16, 2017

Video: The Fight Against Fish Farms

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by SubMedia, September 13, 2017

After 30 years of peaceful opposition, indigenous nations of western “Canada” have had enough and have begun occupations of illegal fish farms to disrupt their operations. A call has been made to occupy the offices of the ruling New Democratic Party (NDP) of “British Columbia” to help put an end to the harmful practice of fish farms, that endangers the local salmon populations. Read the rest of this entry

First Nations leaders rally in support of B.C. salmon farm occupation

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Chief Willie Moon has occupied salmon farms in the past, and says the Musgamagw Dzawda’enuxw is prepared to do whatever it takes to close fish farms along the coast. (Jon Hernandez/CBC)

Document urging the province to move fish farms inland to be delivered to Premier John Horgan

By Jon Hernandez, CBC News, September 7, 2017

Dozens of Indigenous leaders and protestors rallied outside the Vancouver Convention Centre today urging the province to dismantle salmon farms along the B.C. coast.

The calls came as environmentalists and members of the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw and the Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwamis First Nations occupy two Marine Harvest Canada salmon farms in their territorial waters off the north end of Vancouver Island. Read the rest of this entry