The RCMP descended on a peaceful anti-fracking protest led by the Mi'kmaq of Elsipogtog and their allies on October 2013.
Clifton Nicholas captures the voices of some of the people involved in the anti-fracking movement as they talk about what happened, why they took the stand against hydraulic fracturing and how the heavy handed police response has affected their people.
This weekend, Suzanne Patles and Coady Stevens from the Mi'kmaq warriors will launch
a speaking tour across the West Coast. Come hear from grassroots Indigenous land defenders on the frontlines of an anti-fracking blockade that has inspired us all.
Doors open at 5:45 pm, event starts at 6pm. FREE.
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After facing months of protest led by the Mi'kmaq people of the Elsipogtog Nation in New Brunswick, the frackers of Houston-based Southwestern Energy Co. (SWN) have left the province and announced they won't be back before 2015.
SWN said its teams had finished seismic testing and provided no timeline for when -- and if -- it would return to begin fracking for natural gas. The demonstrators who took a stand against fracking are glad to see SWN leave -- and will now prepare to protest if it decides to return.