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Lubicon Lake Nation appeals protest-ending court injunction

Six-month court order stops protest in northern Alberta.

Lubicon Cree anti-fracking blockade, Dec 2013.

Lubicon Cree anti-fracking blockade, Dec 2013.

CBC News, Jan 04, 2014

The Lubicon Lake Nation says it will continue to fight for the right to protest fracking on traditional lands in northern Alberta.

They are challenging an injunction granted to Penn West Petroleum Ltd. by a Calgary court last month that effectively shut down a three-week protest by Lubicon members near Sawn and Haig Lakes. Read the rest of this entry

Lubicon ordered to take down blockade

Lubicon appealing roadblock injunction awarded to company

Lubicon Cree anti-fracking blockade, Dec 2013.

Lubicon Cree anti-fracking blockade, Dec 2013.

by Meagan Wohlberg, Northern Journal, Dec 16, 2013

Lubicon Lake Nation protesters going into their fourth week of blocking access to a fracking site on their traditional territory were ordered to take down their roadblock early Monday evening by a Queen’s Bench court judge in Calgary. Read the rest of this entry

Lubicon Cree plan second roadblock to fracking site

Lubicon blockade stays put, gathers supplies as oil company moves in

Lubicon Cree anti-fracking blockade, Dec 2013.

Lubicon Cree anti-fracking blockade, Dec 2013.

by Meagan Wohlberg, Northern Journal, December 12, 2013

Winter weather has done little to shake the resolve of Lubicon Lake Nation protesters going into their fourth week of blockading an access road to an oil company’s fracking site on their traditional territory, with those on the frontlines now looking to block a second road. Read the rest of this entry

Update on Lubicon Nation Blockade of Access Road to Fracking Site

First Nation divided as RCMP, government give order to vacate

Lubicon Cree dealing with RCMP at blockade, Nov 29, 2013.

Lubicon Cree dealing with RCMP at blockade, Nov 29, 2013.

by Meagan Wohlberg, Northern Journal, Nov 29, 2013

Members of a First Nation in northern Alberta are occupying an access road to an oil lease site on their territory where a company intends to horizontally drill using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, without their consent. Read the rest of this entry

Lubicon Lake Nation Tells Penn West Petroleum to Frack Off!

November 26, 2013Lubicon Cree graphic

Peaceful Occupation of Penn West Petroleum Site Begins Little Buffalo, Alberta

The Lubicon Lake Nation people have been driven to enforce their Law against PENN WEST PETROLEUM LTD. (TSX: PWT); (NYSE: PWE) today on an oil lease site located in their Territory by peacefully occupying a nearby access road. Read the rest of this entry