[sust-mar] Stop Alton Gas panel and discussion, May 12, Mahone Bay Centre

Charlene Morton east.morton at eastlink.ca
Sat May 6 12:35:56 EDT 2017

Join protectors Dorene Bernard, grassroots grandmother; Dale Poulette, Treaty Truckhouse organizer; and Alan Knockwood, Sipekne’katik elder and pipe carrier to learn about their struggle to protect the water, climate, Indigenous rights, and environmental rights by stopping the Alton Gas Project. Meet and hear these three speak Friday May 12, 7 PM at the Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School Stree, Mahone Bay.

Mi’kmaq and non-Indigenous communities near the Shubenacadie River have been organizing resistance to the planned Alton Gas project for several years. This project would create massive underground natural gas storage caverns, see hundreds of thousands of tonnes of salt dumped into the Shubenacadie River in a matter of months, and would risk water contamination, methane leaks, and expansion of the fossil fuel industry in Atlantic Canada.

The project was given the go ahead by the NS government despite a lack of consultation, multiple failures by the company, and clear and united opposition by the affected communities. When confronted with their failure to gain consent for this project by the Sipekne’katik Band Council, the NS Government declared the Sipekne’katik Mi’kmaq a “conquered people”, so their consent was not required for the project to go forward. A court decision on January 28th ruled otherwise, and has opened the way for Mi’kmaq and settler community members from across this province to speak out about protecting our rivers.

This tour was made possible by the tireless efforts of grassroots Mi'kmaq people, with help from student allies in Halifax, Responsible Energy Action, The Loaded Ladle, Fernwood Publishing, the Council of Canadians, and the Canada Research Chair in Sustainability and Social Change.

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