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Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion

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epaulo13
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quizzical wrote:

it's an idlenomore offshoot?

you do know Indigenous peoples are not all on board universally for what the creators and white supporters of idlenomore have as beliefs and actions?

 

the belief the Liberals would help roll back Harper's Bill C45 actions is problematic.

Justin is just a different face to the same measures in the Bill and all the other ones.

..i see this as another action/opportunity where indigenous and settler folk come together in common struggle..under indigenous leadership. this began happening in bc around the pipeline and site c struggle a few years back. this is what happened with the totem pole journey and what i see as happening with the treaty alliance. and finally this is what is needed to defeat the government corporate alliance.

..this is what i have been waiting for, for many years and it’s the side i am on. this is growing like a snowball rolling down a hill and soon many others will have to choose their sides. but whether you do or not this isn't going away.


quizzical
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i agree.

it's going to get divisive.


epaulo13
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quizzical wrote:

i agree.

it's going to get divisive.

..things are always divisive both within and without the settler and indiginous communities. the powers that be works hard to keep it that way. today there is an opportunity to break through that. imho.


epaulo13
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Indigenous groups in Toronto say the Trudeau government has broken its promises

Deeds, not words, was the message on Thanksgiving as dozens of Indigenous community groups gathered across the country to call out the Trudeau government for what they say are broken promises.

In May 2016, the federal Liberals announced their commitment and obligation to work with Indigenous communities on a range of issues, including natural resource development, land claim disputes and First Nations’ right to self-determination.

But many of those gathered in Toronto Monday told Global News the government is not committed to those promises.

“We wanted the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples into law and they have made it quite clear it’s unworkable,” Tori Cress with Idle No More Ontario said.

Others like Becky BigCanoe, who is with the Water is Life Coalition, said if the government does not protect the land and water, many communities with suffer in the name of profit.

“We can’t trust industry to take care of it if they make a mess or a spill. They seem to walk away from it scot-free and it leaves communities devastated … We need some more from this government in terms of protection for the environment because our health is tied directly to the environment,” BigCanoe said....


epaulo13
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..will get more info on this later. have to go out now. this from a facebook post.

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Barrier Lake Land Defenders are kicking out a Copper Mining Project who did not receive consent from the traditional leaders. A new Land Defense Camp is born.

My aunt Mary and uncle kablienne are all set up at Barriere Lake Land Defenders Camp! No mining, No drilling on Barriere lake territory! Copper One stay out!



epaulo13
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Canadian First Nations chiefs call on Trudeau to condemn U.S. pipeline

First Nations chiefs are testing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s commitment to his relationship with indigenous people by asking him to speak out against a Canadian company’s ties to the Dakota Access pipeline.

The International Treaty Alliance of 85 First Nations and Tribes said on Monday that it is time for Trudeau to make a statement “condemning the role that Canadian company Enbridge Inc. has played in the severe violations of the rights of the indigenous people and their allies at Standing Rock.”.....


epaulo13
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..the treaty alliance has a new and improved web site. here's a couple things on it.

THE STORY OF THE TREATY

A year and a half in the making—a product of thousands of years of tradition.

The Beginning

The seed of the Treaty was planted on April 10, 2015, when, the day before leading the 25,000 people climate march in Quebec City, a number of Indigenous leaders and Indigenous representatives from across Canada, including a number of leading activists from our thriving Indigenous grassroots movements, met to strategize about the climate change crisis, including the threat of Tar Sands expansion.

Coast to Coast Alliance

The coast to coast Indigenous alliance against Tar Sands expansion and its pipelines / trains / tankers was solidified further on September 30, 2015 when Grand Chief Serge Simon of the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake, Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and Chief Arnold Gardner of Eagle Lake First Nation were invited to address the 47th Annual Chiefs-in-Assembly of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.

West Meets East

In 2015, Yinka Dene Alliance (YDA) representatives from central BC embarked on a month-long tour of First Nation communities along the Energy East pipeline route dubbed the West Meets East Tour. They explained to communities how 130 First Nations signing onto the Save the Fraser Declaration (a pipeline ban under Indigenous Law) played a major role in beating back the project....


iyraste1313
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Thanks for this...I will follow up


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