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There is a lot of cross fertilization between this and No DAPL. Mi'kmaq have been at Standing Rock, and have seen references to, and even a couple signs about, our less known struggle here.
I just thought of putting this up- before knowing what to put up for content. If others want to beat me to it, by all means...
I'd love it if you'd start it here. Mikmaq people have also won important struggles on fishery rights in Eastern Québec and New Brunswick, and of course there was the matter of the unjustly convicted and incarcerated...
This relates directly to our ongoing struggle against the petroleum industry and related interests here in Québec, with the Mikmaq in the Gaspé (Gaspé is a Mikmaq word, Gespeg, which means something like Land's End, like the Cornish Land's End (Penn an Wlas in Cornish) and the Breton Finisterre (Penn-ar-Bed in Breton) and the people, indigenous and not, of Eastern Québec.
Do you follow APTN and the Indigenous division of CBC? (Espaces autochtones at Radio-Canada).
Series of articles I wrote on Alton Gas
Since I am the "investigative guy," my focus is what the other side is doing, rather than the struggle itself. Though it is of course in the stories- and not only as what is forcing company and government to do ______ .
And there are links to other articles about the struggle. You'll see Trina Roche for APTN in there. I seem to remember not being very successful at Googling her pieces. So post here what you do find.
Oldest article at the bottom.
Alton Gas Refuses Public Examination of Consumer Savings Promise
Did the NS Assembly of Mi'kmaq Chiefs Green Light the Alton Gas Project?
Without the Mi'kmaq Would There be ANY Government Oversight of the Alton Gas Project?
Tall Tales on Alton Gas From The Environment Minister
"Government" By Stealth: The Alton Gas Project
Mi’Kmaq and the Government on Alton Gas Project: Collision Course?
who knew I had written THAT many on Alton Gas in the last year.
Breaking: Sipekne'katik and Millbrook First Nations to Premier McNeil - Alton Gas will go to referendum