Mi’kmaq Warriors begin West Coast tour in Vancouver

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by Travis Lupick, The Georgia Straight, Jan 21, 2014Mi'kmaq Warrior solidarity

First Nations protesters who took part in last fall’s anti-fracking protests in Elsipogtog, New Brunswick, are leading a speaking tour through British Columbia and the Yukon.

Suzanne Patles and other member of the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society are scheduled to arrive in Vancouver on January 24 for the first of seven stops through the west.

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Government officials shook over Straight’s “sabotage” article

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Government officials are clearly shook over the recent article published by Vancouver’s Georgia Straight concerning potential sabotage against the Enbridge pipeline.   That article, reposted on Warrior Publications, was entitled “Activists plot how to block new pipelines in BC.”   Although there have been many calls made for civil disobedience, this is one of the first major public discussions about the potential for sabotage actions against pipeline construction. 

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Indigenous Peoples Are at the Forefront of the Conflict With Transnational Corporate Power

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A very similar battle is occurring between the Yinka Dene Alliance in British Columbia and Enbridge. There the Yinka Dene is accusing the British Columbia government of violating international law by issuing permits to Enbridge Inc. for drilling and tree removal in their territories along the proposed path for the Northern Gateway pipeline, despite their opposition and the lack of consultation on the proposed pipeline. They made the accusations in a 15-page submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Although the fight against Enbridge and the governments that collude with them have not made much progress, the Nez Perce in Idaho have won a significant victory. Last month a judge ordered the prohibition on the use of 100 miles of roadways through tribal lands to transport huge pieces of equipment, called Megaloads, made by General Electric that are used in extracting Canadian tar sands.

Tribal members filed…

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Kinder Morgan files formal application for Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

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by Yolande Cole, The Georgia Straight, Dec 16, 2013

Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: lowering pipes into trench.

Kinder Morgan has filed an application with the National Energy Board for its proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to B.C.

According to a statement issued by the company today (December 16), the formal application is over 15,000 pages and up to two metres in height when printed. The proposal would see Kinder Morgan nearly triple its capacity from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels per day.

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Rally Nov 20th: Idle No More ~ SAVE THE INDIAN HERITAGE PROGRAM

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There will be a rally for the Indian Heritage Program

Wednesday November 20, 2013 from 3:30 – 6:30 pm
John Stanford Center
2445 3rd Ave S., Seattle, WA, 98134

Seattle Public Schools HAS CLOSED the Indian Heritage!! Please come and support our Native youth! If you are available to come and give public testimony of your support on Wednesday you need to CALL IN MONDAY 11/18/13 at 8 am (206) 252-0040 to get on the agenda.

Bring your drums! Please WEAR RED SHIRTS at the rally in a show of unity and solidarity as a collective voice opposing closure of Heritage and in support of new k-8 ‘Native Heritage ‘ ASI school and Indian Heritage at Ingraham/West Seattle school ( Fall 2014).

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After nearly 40 years of operation, the Seattle Public Schools (SPS) announced the closure of the American Indian…

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