Elsipogtog Protest


Chief Warns Of More Elsipogtog Action

FREDERICTON - A judge in New Brunswick has reserved her decision on an application by the Elsipogtog First Nation for an injunction to stop a company from conducting seismic testing for shale gas. Jud...

National Chief Gets Behind Protest

ELSIPOGTOG FIRST NATION, N.B. - The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says Aboriginal Peoples will not support resource development at any cost after he met Thursday with leaders of a ba...

Elsipogtog Protest: We're Only Seeing Half the Story

The kind of stories I learned in Mi'gmagi will never make it into the mainstream media, and most Canadians will never hear them. Instead, Canadians will hear recycled propaganda as the mainstream media blindly goes about repeating the press releases sent to them by the RCMP designed to portray Mi'kmaw protestors as violent and unruly, in order to justify their own colonial violence. So we are faced with a choice. We can continue to show the photos of the three hunting rifles and the burnt out cop cars on every mainstream media outlet ad nauseam and paint the Mi'kmaq with every racist stereotype we know, or we can dig deeper.

First Nation Chief Criticizes RCMP

MONCTON, N.B. - Opponents of shale gas development including members of the Elsipogtog First Nation beat drums and sang in celebration Monday after a New Brunswick judge lifted an injunction that orde...

Fair Warning For B.C.?

VANCOUVER - The president of the B.C. Union of Indian Chiefs says the federal government was sending a message to his province when police arrested shale-gas protesters in New Brunswick.Grand Chief St...

First Nation Clash Sparks Fears In B.C.

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - The chief of a First Nation in British Columbia's southern Interior says he is alarmed by the violent confrontation between aboriginal protesters and police in New Brunswick.Dozens we...

It's Not Over

FREDERICTON - The RCMP's commanding officer in New Brunswick defended the police response to a shale gas protest where officers seized firearms and improvised explosives, saying Friday that if the Mou...

Ontario Highway Blocked In Solidarity

CALEDONIA, Ont. - Ontario Provincial Police say First Nations protesters have shut down Highway 6 in southern Ontario between the communities of Hagersville and Caledonia.Const. Mark Foster says the t...