Enbridge and NEB push to open Line 9 ahead of Indigenous legal challenge

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Ahead of the June 16 court date for the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, we read an article from Rachel Avery and Dan Kellar discussing the federal appeal, constitutional responsibilities, third-party consultation, as well as the ongoing risks associated with the Line 9 pipeline reversal project.

The piece features an interview with Myeengun Henry, of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and an active participant in the court case against the Line 9 pipeline decision.

This is a reading of the article, and the original text can be found at this link.

To support the Chippewas of the Thames FN in their legal case you can:

1. Sign the petition in support of the Chippewas of the Thames Appeal here: http://you.leadnow.ca/petitions/demand-the-neb-respect-indigenous-rights...

2. Donate to the Chippewas of the Thames Line 9 Legal Defense Fund here: https://fundly.com/chippewas-of-the-thames-has-never-been-consulted?fb_a...

3. Attend the rally on June 16 in Toronto in front of the Federal Appeal Court (Facebook link): https://www.facebook.com/events/706501579458858/

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