Wild Resistance, Insurgent Subsistence: BC Anarchists on Native Struggles, Building Community, and Undermining Civilization

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Skeena Defense

May 17, 2016

From BlackandGreen Review #3

Fracking, tar sands, sour gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG) conversion stations and pipelines; in all cases, it would appear that our native friends up north have been trail blazing persistent resistance to the new wave of resource extraction and distribution. As they seem to typify it, it’s just the new face of colonization, but an old enemy.

I had the pleasure of speaking to non-native green anarchists from British Columbia who have been involved with and supporting these encampments and have been able to give us some more details about the encampments, the challenges that they expose for anarchists and as non-natives, the contexts of decolonization and effective forms of resistance, and, most importantly, the role of community and subsistence.

This brings out a lot of vital questions and I greatly anticipate the furthering of this discussion and…

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Road to Ruin: Resisting the Gateway Freeway Expansion

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On April 22, 2011 (Mother Earth Day), hundreds of people marched down River Road in North Delta, BC, Canada (unceded Coast Salish Territories) and established the South Fraser Protection Camp — to disrupt a freeway construction site that was destroying the banks of the Fraser River. It was one of the boldest acts of many years of resistance to the Gateway freeway expansion program, and this film is being released now, five years later, to honour all those involved in the struggle.

It’s also being offered as a point of comparison for folks currently engaged in resistance against newer infrastructural atrocities in the area, such as the Kinder Morgan Pipeline expansion, the Massey Tunnel megabridge replacement, and Terminal 2 at Deltaport, as well as coal/LNG/jet fuel terminals in the Fraser Delta, etc.

This film is a DIY, anti-profit, anti-capitalist project. If you like it, please support your local grassroots land defender, or be one yourself. We’re no pros but we made an effort to do this compelling tale justice by stitching together everything from news clips to random footage from crappy cameras. We covered a lot of ground but there is much, much more to know if you care to look, or ask. Freedom for the earth, fire for the freeways!

STREAM or DOWNLOAD the video here >> https://archive.org/details/road2ruin

First Nation to use blockades if needed to protect ancient B.C. burial site

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Resistance Gathering at Mount Polley Aug 4, 2016 — Warrior Publications

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Come join us at a 1-day gathering at Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe, unceded, unsurrendered Secwepemc Territory on August 4, 2016, to mark 2-years since the Imperial Metals Mount Polley disaster. Come join us in Resistance to all mining and express our outrage of the opening of the Mount Polley mine! Please bring your hand drums, food […]

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Splatsin elders defend burial ground

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VANCOUVER – Join us in solidarity on Sunday July 10, 2pm at Spartacus Books, 3378 Findlay Street in East Vancouver to support Splatsin Elders and community members who are protecting their ancestors’ final resting place.

Jody Leon of the Splatsin says, “The government and Splatsin Chief and Council are putting to vote for the sale/settlement of ancestral burial ground that was illegally transferred to a settler who is using the land to farm on top of our ancestral remains. This is a human rights violation and the Heritage Act and the Cemetery Act do not protect Indigenous ancestral remains. Urgent help needed to promote action to get the ancestral graveyard in the lands of the Splatsin people to be honoured and protected.”

They  will be raising funds to help bring elders and spiritual leaders together on July 16, at the Splatsin referendum vote location, to protect sacred burial grounds from being sold.

Splatsin elder Nathan Kinbasket will speak on what’s happening with entertainment by poet Mitcholos and more speakers and performers to be announced.

The event takes place on unceded Coast Salish Lands & Waters

Reposted from Vancouver Media Co-op: http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/newsrelease/36081

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