Tuesday, February 11
Doors & food at 6:15 pm, talk at 7:00 pm
Suzanne Patles of the Mi'kmaq Warriors Society, will be speaking in Edmonton as part of a national tour to raise awareness about the struggle at Elsipogtog against shale gas fracking, their ongoing assertion and exercise of nationhood, and the repression they face from police and courts.
A months-long blockade in opposition to shale gas fracking by SWN at Elsipogtog First Nation (located in Kent County, New Brunswick) came to national attention on October 17, 2013 when the blockade was violently attacked and dismantled by dozens of RCMP officers armed with assault rifles, pepper spray and K-9 units.
Forty members of the blockade were arrested, and a number of members of the Mi'kmaq Warriors Society face charges. All funds raised during the tour will go towards legal support.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the Mi'kmaq Warriors Society’s struggle in their own words.
This event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted, with all proceeds going to the Mi’kmaq Warriors legal defence fund.
Food will be served at the event, and bus tickets will be available. Childcare can be made available for this event. Please email [email protected] by February 6 to request childcare.
The Edmonton stop of this national speaking tour is organized, hosted and/or sponsored by the Council of Canadians, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG), Mother Earth Action Co-Op, the Blue University Project – University of Alberta Council of Canadians Chapter, the Alberta Fracking Resource and Action Coalition (ABFRAC), Keepers of the Athabasca.
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