Steelhead LNG and Huu-ay-aht First Nations sign Opportunity Development Agreement for LNG project on Huu-ay-aht First Nations land at Sarita Ba

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The HFN-owned land at Sarita Bay is approximately 10kms north of Anacla at the southern end of Alberni Inlet on Vancouver Island.

The project, which would include a land-based liquefaction facility, could ultimately represent an investment of US$30bn and create hundreds of direct jobs from design through construction, and hundreds of additional full-time operational jobs should the project go ahead. If the project goes ahead, the facility would run for at least 25 years. Continue reading

Supreme Court rules against Grassy Narrows First Nation in logging case

The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the Ontario government’s right to permit industrial logging on a First Nation’s traditional lands.

Grassy Narrows First Nation residents lead a protest to Queen's Park in 2010 to call on the Ontario government to acknowledge the long-term health effects of mercury contamination in their waterways. The First Nation says clear-cut logging has exacerbated the impact of mercury poisoning.

By: Donovan Vincent News reporter, Published on Fri Jul 11 2014

Members of the Grassy Narrows First Nation community are vowing to maintain their blockade following Friday’s Supreme Court of Canada ruling that Ontario has the right to issue licences for logging on the group’s treaty lands.

In a 7-0 ruling released Friday, the high court dismissed the Keewatin appeal, ruling that Ontario has the right to “take up” lands in the treaty area in northwestern Ontario near Kenora, under provisions in Canada’s Constitution, and the interpretation of the treaty.

“Ontario and only Ontario has the power to take up lands under Treaty 3,” the Supreme Court said in its ruling, in a case that hinged on jurisdictional issues. Continue reading

Elsipogtog: No Fracking Way!

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Video by Devil Dog Productions, Posted to Youtube July 7, 2014

October 2013 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police descended on a peaceful anti-fracking protest led by the Mi’kmaq of Elsipogtog and their allies. In this film the voices of some of the people involved in the anti-fracking movement talk about what happened and why they took the stand against hydraulic fracturing and how the heavy handed police response has affected their people.

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Mi’kmaq Warriors Call For Support

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