ARIEL TRAGOL continues fast
by Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto], October 2, 2017
On Friday, September 29th, family members of Mapuche Political Prisoners on hunger strike gathered at the Chilean Presidential palace to put forward the demands of their relatives, many of whom were nearing their deathbeds after fasting for 115 days. The meeting took place two days after the Chilean College of Doctors, who had been monitoring the health of the hunger strikers, publicly stated all were in serious condition, and that specifically Lonko [Chief] Alfredo Tralcal and Benito Trangol had just 48-hours to live if the fast were to continue. Read the rest of this entry
Majorie Flowers and Eldred Davis accept conditions; Jim Learning later accepts house arrest
CBC News, July 31, 2017
Three Indigenous protesters jailed over a week ago at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s appeared in court today before a judge.
Majorie Flowers, Jim Learning and Eldred Davis have been jailed ever since they refused to promise a judge on July 21 they would stay away from the Muskrat Falls site. Read the rest of this entry
“We don’t understand why we’re being treated like terrorists,” says land protector.
By Justin Brake, The Independent, July 24, 2017
Three Inuit elders have been incarcerated at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary (HMP) in St. John’s after refusing to promise a Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador judge they would stay away from the Muskrat Falls site in Labrador. Read the rest of this entry
By Chris Walker, West Word, Thursday, July 6, 2017
Red Fawn Fallis, a member of Denver’s indigenous community, has been in jail in North Dakota ever since she was arrested at Standing Rock on October 27, 2016; she is the most seriously charged water protector, having been accused of possessing and discharging a firearm as she was being restrained by police near construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Read the rest of this entry
by Freshet Collective, June 14, 2017
The long, arduous battle has continued in Mandan and Bismarck courts for more than 600 water protectors facing charges for resisting the Dakota Access pipeline. The Freshet Collective has grown from a bail fund to a collective of legal organizers, committed to serving the needs of those who put their lives and liberty on the line to stand up for Indigenous sovereignty and protect the sacred. We support water protectors with open cases through outreach, legal education, attorney coordination, travel arrangements, hospitality, and court solidarity. Read the rest of this entry
Judge warns Hunter will be arrested if she blocks access to Muskrat Falls site
By Katie Breen, CBC News, June 9, 2017
After 10 days of incarceration, Muskrat Falls protester Beatrice Hunter has been released from custody.
Hunter appeared before the Supreme Court in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Friday where a judge agreed to modify the conditions of her undertaking, allowing the Inuk woman to come within a kilometre of the Muskrat Falls site. Read the rest of this entry
posted to Youtube by CBC News, June 6, 2017
CBC’s Ted Blades interviews Beatrice Hunter who is imprisoned in Her Majesty’s Penitentiary for refusing to obey a court order against protesting on the site of the Muskrat Falls Hydro development.
by CAROLINE GRUESKIN, Bismarck Tribune, June 3, 2017
The woman accused of shooting at police officers during an October pipeline protest is petitioning the court to get out of jail before her July 17 trial. Read the rest of this entry
Beatrice Hunter — an Inuit grandmother — has been transferred more than 1,000 kilometres from home
CBC News, June 2, 2017
Beatrice Hunter, a Labrador woman sent to jail this week after she told the court she could not promise to obey an injunction against protesting at Muskrat Falls, is now behind bars at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary (HMP) in St. John’s.
With no female correctional facility in Labrador, Hunter is just the latest woman to end up in the province’s largest male prison. Read the rest of this entry