Mohawks block trains carrying oil from passing through Kahnawake
Unclear how many trains will be affected, commuter trains will be allowed to pass
By Steve Rukavina, CBC News, December 1, 2016
A group of Mohawks from Kahnawake is preventing freight trains carrying oil or other dangerous materials from passing through the territory on a Canadian Pacific Railway line for 24 hours.
The protest is in solidarity with Indigenous groups protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota. Read the rest of this entry
Kahnawake Mohawks block train line in solidarity with #NoDAPL
by Jason Magder, Montreal Gazette, November 16, 2016
Train service is expected to be interrupted into Wednesday evening as protesters blocked the CP rail line in Kahnawake, used by freight trains and the Candiac commuter train.
The protesters launched a 24-hour demonstration, starting Tuesday at 6 p.m., in support of opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline, an oil pipeline that is scheduled to be built under a reservoir on the Missouri River in North Dakota. Anti-DAPL protesters in the U.S. are based in Standing Rock, N.D. Read the rest of this entry
Kahnawake closes train tracks in solidarity with Standing Rock
by Greg Horn, Kahnawake News, November 4, 2016
for five hours on Thursday night into Friday morning the Canadian Pacific Rail tracks through Kahnawake were closed at Adirondack Junction. About 75 Kahnawa’kehró:non from all sectors of the community gathered along side the train tracks from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m., as a show of solidarity and support of the people in Standing Rock fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Read the rest of this entry
Amazon tribe blockade railroad in protest against Brazilian mining giant
Survival International, June 17, 2016
Members of Brazil’s Awá tribe have blockaded a railroad owned by Vale mining company in the eastern Amazon.
The company has moved to expand the railroad, but the Awá say the expansion will increase the number and size of trains which transport iron ore from the Carajás mine to the port of São Luis – and that this will make it harder for them to hunt for food. Read the rest of this entry
Video: Kahnawake Mohawks Block Train Tracks
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Seton Lake blockade CN Rail line in solidarity with Chief Spence, Sarnia blockade
By Kenneth Jackson, APTN National News, Dec 30, 2012
A blockade of a CN Rail main freight line is going into its third day north of Vancouver.
Chief Garry John of the Seton Lake Indian Band says community members put up the blockade Friday at 3 p.m. in solidarity with Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike that began Dec. 11 in Ottawa. Read the rest of this entry