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Elsipogtog: No Fracking Way!

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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.

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| April 11, 2014
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Talking Radical Radio

Resistance at Elsipogtog Part 1: Context and Struggle

February 5, 2014
| Grassroots journalist Miles Howe talks about the Indigenous-lead resistance to fracking and to colonization in New Brunswick over the last year.
Length: 28:26 minutes (26.04 MB)

Indigenous peoples have the law, but government has the power

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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.

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| January 2, 2014
Image: Ossie Michelin
| December 23, 2013
Habitat

Habitat on RPN: Report from Elsipogtog and N.S.'s ban on fracking water

December 17, 2013
| Miles Howe on his time in Elsipogtog, and Gretchen Fitzgerald of Sierra Club Atlantic on Nova Scotia's ban on fracking wastewater.
Length: 58:02 minutes (53.13 MB)
Image: Aaron Paquette
| November 19, 2013
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