Stand With #Elsipogtog Actions


Today, RCMP violently attacked a peaceful blockade against fracking in New Brunswick at #Elsipogtog.

Today and tomorrow, actions across the country have been announced. Don't see one near you or have one to add? Comment below. 

Map of Actions 


Ottawa, and Ottawa Sit-In





New York 






Eagle Lake First Nation

Fort McMurray 

Sault Ste. Marie

Six Nations (Ongoing)



Alderville First Nation




Windsor, NS


Tobique First Nation


Bella Bella

Port Alberni 



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commented 2013-10-21 16:52:16 -0300 · Flag
God bless the canadian friends , here in the Brazil we are facing a similar situation , with the “Oil Auction”
commented 2013-10-20 20:35:14 -0300 · Flag
The last residential school was closed in 1996. I first heard what that was from a woman who went through that experience. This isn’t an issue from hundreds of years ago. This is an issue from now. And about time it was dealt with.
commented 2013-10-20 18:11:09 -0300 · Flag
And Steve , you might want to educated yourself before you make comments like that , do you even know when the last resdential schools were closed ? Oh wait , you don’t care , you just want to spout of sh##…
commented 2013-10-20 09:36:38 -0300 · Flag
Edwin…and if the parties involved were still’d have a point. At what point does something that happened well before any of us were born stop being relevant?

We’re all just “guests” here…unless you happen to be 13000 years old and from Alaska or Siberia.
commented 2013-10-20 09:26:29 -0300 · Flag
I am with you, 1st nations – our only hope is for you to take the land back – this greedy and shortsighted tribe I come from is going to ruin what little is left, and we don’t have much time. White guilt? Who ME?? – ya a little but I have always been against what is going on. And Steve Woodin – you don’t seem to realise that if we “just started over again” it means that the 1st Nations would own the land… unless you are thinking – “and pretend the past didn’t happen” ?? Well, ya, thats great for YOU, but it is like committing a crime and then saying “lets start over again so I can get out of jail”. It simply isn’t possible to “just forget the abuse” like if your dad beat you and raped you for 15 years and then said “okay, sorry, lets start over and pretend it didn’t happen, lets just be a happy family from now on” – that is INSANE dude!! – the damage has been done and the dad might be okay but his victims are suffering.

[apologies to 1st Nations for that kind of analogy] How stupid are white people to think that way?? I AM embarrassed… maybe I was adopted, thats my best hope I guess. Anyhow, we can’t make up for it but I will come and stand with you if you will have me – if not, well Keep fighting the good fight – Fracking is a nightmare. Hey – a little joke – no offense meant eh? – but with that stuff that comes out of people’s taps after Fracking now we have a new version of “firewater” {there must be a joke or a slogan in there somewhere eh?}
commented 2013-10-19 16:21:37 -0300 · Flag
commented 2013-10-19 16:12:41 -0300 · Flag
Anything in Portland, OR?
commented 2013-10-18 22:26:07 -0300 · Flag
Journey has begun
commented 2013-10-18 20:06:51 -0300 · Flag
This police action has nothing to do with aboriginal rights or separation, and everything to do with furthering the fear on which a police state thrives. If you want to know who dunnit, go to the PMO.
commented 2013-10-18 16:04:07 -0300 · Flag
Anything in Newfoundland?
commented 2013-10-18 15:25:02 -0300 · Flag
Having different classes of people never ends well in society.

So let’s nullify the treaty rights, abolish Abogorinal affairs and everyone can be equal. No more payments, no more “no taxes”..hunting/fishing/etc can be done equally amongst all. Equal share, equal voice, equal treatment. Novel concept I know.

I’m trying to understand you, but the cursing kind of overshadows whatever it is you are trying to spew forth in hatred.

At what point are you going to stop clinging to the past? Anyone who was involved is long dead…we can really change what happened right? Are we using your time machine or mine?
commented 2013-10-18 15:16:30 -0300 · Flag
I want every one to understand we did not start these treatys that the goverment broke at every turn. they did every thing in there power to kill us off the genocide and schools they killed 80 percent of my people off in fairview alberta and brought in another band from horse lake and said this is your land and then they took our trust fund and pissed it away to hell with your bs people and fucking listen to what we are saying fucking kill my people off
commented 2013-10-18 15:00:18 -0300 · Flag
Richard: I have…..feathers…rocks…hot coffee…spit…fists…and molotovs. I have yet to see a photo of an officer making the first move. Are they not backing down? Yes. Did they come in well prepared for the worse? Yes. How many of them are in “riot gear”? Very very few.

You take a look at that photo…it’s all over the place…of ALL the cops in that picture…how many are focused on that individual in front vs. how many are directly above and behind? Let’s see the photo facing the other way to see what’s going on BEHIND this person. Show me that and I’ll concede the point. It’s a very pretty picture, but it certainly doesn’t mesh with ALL the other photos/videos taken that day. (By both mainstream media AND the protesters themselves)

The protesters (both native and non native…lets not lose sight of what this is really all about) were served an injunction that stopped them from blocking a public road and a private business. It did NOT stop them from protesting peacefully. It actually specifically spelled out that they were perfectly ALLOWED to continue to protest peacefully…just not block the road.

If I came out with a few hundred of my friends and blocked the roadway to YOUR town, or home, or place of business…what would happen? You’d be screaming for me to be hauled away to jail (and rightfully so)…why is this any different?

What has the protesters decision to ignore a lawful court order accomplished? They’ve been painted as the bad guys, it’s overshadowed the real issue…and now SWN (the company who filed the court papers) are using this as justification to make the injunction permanent.

It did a whole lot of good for their cause didn’t it?
commented 2013-10-18 14:57:58 -0300 · Flag
You know………….. I wish Natives would put on tribal cloths as you did before the Brits et al came over all those years ago and then stand your ground, you are at war with serious wickedness here.

Maybe seeing your tribes in the ‘flesh’ so to speak, they might think again, imagine the world wide press re-action! (Cowboys vs Indians) they would be onto this story everywhere……….

I hope you win, you are right in your protest, the rules people say you need to abide by are not always equal……….

We have this happening in the UK, we stand up against it and we make it very difficult….. even though they usually win in the end.

But we stood until we fall.

Gary, Rochester, England, UK
commented 2013-10-18 14:49:29 -0300 · Flag
May I suggest look at the photo then tell me who came out ready for a fight ? Is it possible that a Mi’kmaq grandmother armed with a feather are that dangerous.
Look at all the pics and videos available then tell me the unarmed Natives are more dangerous than the RCMP aka Harpers Storm Troopers /
commented 2013-10-18 14:41:32 -0300 · Flag
James…and this would be why the past keeps repeating itself. You keep making the same mistakes. Anyway, best of luck to you all…I don’t see this ending well. Escalating things is always a great idea…Urgh…my head hurts now. Such juvenile actions.
commented 2013-10-18 14:34:30 -0300 · Flag
Leonard Iron is Right. I Stand with him.
commented 2013-10-18 13:38:30 -0300 · Flag
Saltspring Island,BC: In Solidarity with others across the country, we will be holding a protest of RCMP actions outside our local RCMP building on Lower Ganges RD at noon hour
commented 2013-10-18 13:24:24 -0300 · Flag
Leonard…the point is you can’t pick and choose what laws you follow. If you want to change things, then by all means, there are proper procedures and processes in place to facilitate that.

Are you are saying that treaty rights should be invalidated, we should decommission aboriginal affairs completely, wipe the slate clean and start fresh? Apply things equally to everyone with no special treatment or privileges?

These protests and solidarity actions do nothing more than escalate and inflame an already tense situation. You are making it really difficult to have any kind of meaningful dialogue when you just decide to take your ball and go home when things don’t go your way.

So yeah, keep playing the role that the government and RCMP want you to. The protesters at Rexton got played masterfully by SWN and the RCMP.

They reacted EXACTLY as they were expected to, and now this is about “natives who can’t follow the law” vs. the government, instead of legitimate concerns about allowing Fracking and its potential problems.

Protectors? Hardly.

Gullible fools more like.

I encourage everyone to take a big step back, and let cooler heads prevail.
commented 2013-10-18 12:51:10 -0300 · Flag
“Canada” is neither peaceful nor legal. A Constitution and Country invented by illegal immigrants. Does the heart good to see Native people resisting colonial occupation and taking direct action aimed at regaining control over OUR resources and OUR continent. Our rude and obnoxious guests, with their self-serving “laws”, have over-stayed their welcome! Ahkamiyimuk, Ne Wahkomakantik! Hiy Hiy
commented 2013-10-18 12:26:23 -0300 · Flag
There will be a solidarity march and action in Minneapolis on Monday. 12:00 noon – Gather at People’s Plaza for a march to the Canadian Embassy. Idle No More Mn, Idle No More Duluth and Occupy MN.
commented 2013-10-18 12:02:39 -0300 · Flag
There wasn’t an injunction against them speaking out…the injunction was against the protesters blocking the highway and the business. That’s illegal no matter who you are. You can’t block roads and private businesses…The protesters were still allowed to protest peacefully, but they chose to ignore the injunction instead of fighting it properly, and now are crying foul when the law gets enforced.

Tensions were high on both sides…but the fact remains that this was NOT a peaceful, or a legal protest.
commented 2013-10-18 11:47:41 -0300 · Flag
There is also an event in Windsor On, Tomorrow at 11am
commented 2013-10-18 10:47:16 -0300 · Flag
commented 2013-10-18 10:46:52 -0300 · Flag
commented 2013-10-18 10:11:30 -0300 · Flag

THose of you who are local, and free to join , please do so.
commented 2013-10-18 07:49:39 -0300 · Flag
good luck and stand your ground… with you in Spirit, Rochester, England, UK
commented 2013-10-18 02:56:26 -0300 · Flag
I don’t understand how courts give rights to an oil company to “explore” land, not belonging to them, but rather to people who are against the exploration and exploitation of the land (those who actually live on said land) and give a court injunction to stop these people who actually live there from speaking out in the first place. Who are the RCMP working for? Clearly the fracking company and not the public interest in this case. So why and how are they paid for by the people? Read: they work for the industry.
commented 2013-10-18 02:37:31 -0300 · Flag
Prince Rupert???
commented 2013-10-18 01:30:50 -0300 · Flag
Anything planned in Sarnia area?….would like to come out in support.
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