Environmental protesters and Native American tribes have joined together to try to block construction efforts that would expand and repair a controversial pipeline called Line 3, which would carry hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil through tribal lands and fragile watersheds in northern Minnesota.
Saul Arbess, 82, said when the officers saw more than 100 seniors marching up the road, they just rolled up their police tape that marks the exclusion zone at Road 2000 and left.
Alison Acker, 92, was there on Tuesday, as she had been in Clayoquot Sound during the famed War in the Woods in the early 1990s. She was arrested there and was prepared to be arrested now.
Seniors went to Fairy Creek to relieve young people who have been protesting logging in the area. (Submitted/Marnie Recker) About 100 elderly hikers swarmed the RCMP exclusion zone, no arrests were made A gang of seniors marched on logging roads in Fairy Creek on Tuesday (May 25) and said they completely overwhelmed the few RCMP officers who were there holding an exclusion zone.
When Jacques LeBlanc Jr. was a little boy, his dad would wake him up before sunrise and drive them to Michigan’s Lake Superior. Along the way, they’d stop to buy some gas station treats – his favorite part.
Saint Paul, MN – Around 600 people gathered in St. Paul, Minnesota, on January 29, calling on President Biden to revoke permits for the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline project. The protest billed as ‘Protect the Water, Revoke the Permits’ started at Kellogg Park and marched into downtown to the local Army Corps of […]
Proceeds to all the Indigenous water protectors standing up & speaking out for Mother Earth all across Turtle Island.
Inspired by the action taken that day, NDN Collective has developed the LANDBACK campaign, a mutli-faceted campaign to get Indigenous lands back into Indigenous hands, and empower Indigenous people across Turtle Island with the tools and strategies to do LANDBACK work in their own communities.
On July 3, 2020, Land Defenders took to Mt.Rushmore to reignite the fight for the Black Hills and the closure of Mt. Rushmore, a symbol of white supremacy an…
I’m shocked and saddened but not surprised by all the events arising from the brutal murder of #georgefloydRIP.
I have been following from this side of the pond and the numerous protests here as well, the list is huge.
Around the world we are watching.
I would like to add my little support and that of the Turtle Island Radio Show to all those fighting
with whatever method they choose against the fascist oppression of all people of colour.
Standing in #Solidarity with you all. #blacklivesmatter
Richard Oakes, a Mohawk student, ironworker and leader of the group, said of the movement: “Alcatraz is not an island. It’s an idea.”
The Nisqually were tailed close behind by the Northern Quest from Shxwhá:y Village in British Columbia, the yellow wooden body of their canoe painted with the crest of a white raven.
Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/take-a-stand-single/id616352014?uo=4 Thank you IDLE NO MORE founders, leaders, and warriors for the inspiration. :)…
On January 7th an international call went out for a week of solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en. People in dozens of cities answered the call. The land defenders at the Unist’ot’en Camp and Gidimt’en Access Point, and their supporters are holding strong as they wait for a looming RCMP invasion of Wet’suwet’en lands.There is still a great need for solidarity actions, and the original callout has now been extended. So if your town hasn’t held a demo or a march yet, or you’ve been inspired by other actions that you’ve seen and want to kick things up a notch… now’s the time.
Trial postponed again. Next trial may be in late February or March so please follow the hashtag #IPD3
Flagstaff, AZ – Trial has once again been postponed for three social and environmental justice advocates who are facing charges stemming from a 2018 Indigenous Peoples’ Day demonstrat ion. Alejandra Becerra, Klee Benally, and Sumayyah Dawud, also known as the “Indigenous Peoples’ Day 3,” (
A call for continued support and solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en struggle against the construction of pipelines on their unceeded territory. This is the second part in a series which was published originally to North Shore Counter-Info.
A call for continued support and solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en struggle against the construction of pipelines on their unceeded territory. This is the second part in a series which was published originally to North Shore Counter-Info. Where have you gone? Last January there were so many of you. Of us!
The RCMP commanders also instructed officers to “use as much violence toward the gate as you want” ahead of the operation to remove a roadblock which had been erected by Wet’suwet’en people to control access to their territories
Canadian police were prepared to shoot Indigenous land defenders blockading construction of a natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia, according to documents seen by the Guardian.
Autumn’s citation reads that she “is an Indigenous girl and a passionate water ambassador. She is fighting for the right of Indigenous Canadian peoples and children to have access to clean water while at the same time acting as the voice for all against the abuse of clean water as our most important natural resource.
Autumn Peltier nominated for international honour WIIKWEMKOONG – Autumn Peltier, the 14-year-old Wiikwemkoong water warrior who is following in the literal footsteps of her late aunt Josephine Mandamin in bringing the issues of clean water onto the global stage, and who was appointed the chief water commissioner for Anishinabek Nation has been nominated for the …
Indigenous storytelling tradition, Life in the City of Dirty Water is a series of intimate vignettes that weave together the remarkable life of Indigenous climate change activist, Clayton Thomas-Muller. “This is my story. It is the story of many Indigenous Peoples who find themselves in one of Canada’s inner cities with questions. It is the story of how we became dispossessed and how we rise.” The film plunges audiences into an immersive storytelling journey, discovering the people and places and traumas and triumphs that shaped Clayton’s identity and cosmology. More info at Life in the city of Dirty Water
The truth is, we are blessed with this privilege of manoeuvring through systems of colonization, straight up. We are the frontline of access to our respective communities — this is a huge charge & high honor. We are the gatekeepers. Now that we get it, let’s focus on collecting recon, reverse infiltrating colonial spaces, & demanding liberation for our people.
As light – skinned or white – passing natives, we acknowledge our palatability to whiteness & we acknowledge our privilege. Our hurt feelings mean absolutely nothing when our darker, more identifiably native relatives are being targeted, profiled, assaulted, & killed every.single.day