Ken Summers takes a close look at the history of Alton Gas and Indigenous consultations. With so many players, the KMKNO, the Assembly of Mi’kmaq Chiefs, Millbrook First Nation, and Sipekne’katik, it’s complicated and things aren’t always what they seem.
In a recent letter Sipekne’katik makes a strong case to the UARB about its historic claims on the Alton Gas site and why the UARB rather than the department of Environment should make a decision on the issue of Indigenous consultation with the band.
This weekend’s video is a short trailer for the documentary The water protectors’ journey. This film about the Alton Gas resistance documents a journey along the Sipekne’katik River, which leads to a sacred island known to the Mi’kmaq as the traditional campsite of Glooscap’s grandmother. The full film premieres in Halifax this Saturday March 31.
Check out this Talking Radical Radio podcast episode on Alton Gas. Scott Neigh interviews water protectors Dorene Bernard and Rebecca Moore. Scott has been putting these weekly shows together for years now, talking at length to people fighting the good fight across Canada. You should check it out.
News release by Alton Gas water protectors: “Sipekne’katik/Fort Ellis — Alton Gas has posted signs outside the Treaty Camp at the Shubenacadie River naming water protectors on site as trespassers and criminals. Grassroots Mi’kmaq water protectors have been holding down a protection camp at the Shubenacadie River for nine months to prevent Alton Gas from dumping thousands of tons of salt brine into the sacred river every day. They are outraged by Alton Gas’ bully tactics and intent to resume work on the project without allowing Sipekne’katik to complete its community consultation process.”
Media release by the Alton Gas water protectors who are concerned about Alton gas’ recent notice of intent to enter the camp and resume work without any meaningful community and public consultation.
New contributor Jackie Davis attended yesterday’s silent auction/ fundraiser in support of the Alton Gas river protectors. Here is her report.
This weekend’s video is about the Alton Gas water protectors who need a bit of solidarity and support because strawbale houses don’t build themselves.
This week’s brand new weekend video shows highlights from the recent town hall tour organized by a coalition of individuals and groups opposed to the Alton Gas development. It seems only shareholders and politicians are in favour of the Alton Gas project. Everybody else, not so much.
A proposed Environmental Bill of Rights for Nova Scotia is designed to empower communities and stop stonewalling by polluters and governments.