Supreme Court ruling removes barrier for developing year-round ski resort on sacred First Nation land
Proposed project in B.C. pits Indigenous religious rights against public interest in Crown land
By Kathleen Harris, CBC News, Nov 2, 2017
Building a massive ski resort on B.C. land considered sacred to a First Nation does not breach religious rights, the Supreme Court of Canada says in a decision released Thursday. Read the rest of this entry
The air full of chants and the beating of drums, hundreds marched from San Carlos, Arizona to the Oak Flat Campground this weekend to protest the proposed building of a copper mine on sacred Native American land. Read the rest of this entry
by Sarah Sunshine Manning, Indian Country Today, September 4, 2016
“This demolition is devastating. These grounds are the resting places of our ancestors. The ancient cairns and stone prayer rings cannot be replaced. In one day, our sacred land has been turned into hollow ground.” -Dave Archambault II, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman
On the afternoon of September 3, a procession of prayerful water defenders, consisting of men, women, and children, walked on foot up to the original protest site where the first demonstrations took place in early August.
Posted to Youtube by Equitable Education, June 27, 2016
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OTTAWA, June 15, 2016 /CNW/ – Participants in a June 17th demonstration against a proposed commercial development on sacred Indigenous sites near Parliament Hill say if the project was ever built it would be “a monument to broken promises”.
That’s how Algonquin Elder Albert Dumont from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg characterized Windmill Development’s plan to pave over Chaudière and Albert Islands in the Ottawa River with a high rise build of 1300 condominiums and 300,000 square feet of commercial space. Read the rest of this entry