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March 28, 2012 Original Peoples

"Stand With Us to Fight"

Hundreds protest Enbridge pipeline and oil tankers at Heiltsuk-led rally

Oil Gateway

Stop the Flows is the working title for subMedia.TV's next project. Over the next five years we will document resistance movements that are working towards stopping the flows of hydro carbons, mineral extraction, natural resources and capital, through grassroots and underground organizing. We will publish our dispatches as we complete them with the goal of compiling them into a feature length documentary to be released on 2016.

In this dispatch we look at how members of the Unis’toten nation are pre-empting the construction of 4 pipelines through their traditional territories

To help make these reports a reality, please visit STOPTHEFLOWS.com

For more background on BC's oil infrastructure visit the links below:

Aboriginal groups in Canada challenge tar sands projects

Grassroots Gathering to Resist Proposed Pipelines

In BC, Pipes Spell Double Trouble

 

This video report was originally published by the Vancouver Media Co-op

September 23, 2011 Sep 23 by Stimulator
August 24, 2011 Opinion

Water is All of Us

Report from the fifth annual Keepers of the Water gathering

August 8, 2011 Environment

"The River Always Wins"

1,500 take to the streets in Fredericton to oppose fracking.

July 27, 2011 Canadian News

The "Trade" Agreement Ottawa and Nova Scotia Want Kept Secret

Packed room hears Canada-Europe trade negotiations denounced

April 13, 2011 Environment

Water Inspires Strange Bedfellows

How a Colombian city united against gold greed

October 6, 2010 Photo Essay

Water to Mine

Goldcorp’s Penasquito project in Mexico robs semi-desert region of precious resource

October 4, 2010 Original Peoples

Waves of Controversy Continue on BC Lakes

Mt. Milligan mine in Northern BC far from a done deal

May 10, 2010 Agriculture

Algae Blooms Controversy

Nova Scotian mink industry blamed for water woes

December 1, 2009 Weblog:

Kichesipirini Documents Nuclear Industry Contaminant Exposure Concerns

The Dialogue Denied Us

The leadership of the Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation continue final edits on document that raises serious questions concerning chronic public exposures to dangerous environmental contaminants and that such ongoing deliberate exposure is directly associated with ongoing government and industry refusal to recognize Kichesipirini as a verifiable historical Algonquin nation, and our continued assertions of the legal and moral right to exercise our inherent and inalienable traditional governance role.

The Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation became very concerned about possible hidden agendas associated with the blatant refusal to address Kichesipirini assertions in connection with land claim negotiations. Of particular concern is the reliance on flawed "negotiations" as a means to circumvent the law to resolve Aboriginal claims consistent with the legal requirements of purposeful fact-finding processes and adherence to historical truth as is required with litigated land claims.

Such circumventions of the legal process denied Kichesipirini their rightful role as protectors and responsible government.

Kichesipirini community members suspected that the many irregularities, especially the allocating of public monies and certain inflated responsibilities and jurisdictions regarding the Algonquin Nations particular relationship with the Manhattan Project and nuclear industry to Aboriginal communities that did not possess such authority, to be indicative of a systemic refusal to genuinely inform the public about the issues, thereby blocking all chances to actual accountability and examination of the facts, and that such demographic manipulations were probably indicative of some larger issues.

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November 20, 2009 Environment

Case Closed?

Site 41 resistance seeks revocation of environmental permit

September 5, 2009 Weblog:

Kichesipirini Assert Aquifer of International Legal Concern

As a State does Canada have the right to destroy important international environmental and scientific evidence regarding the increasingly scarce life sustaining resource such as clean water?

As a State does Canada have the right to destroy important international environmental and scientific evidence regarding the long-term effects of radioactive materials and our natural environment?

The Kichesipirini asserts that the protection of aquifers such as this are matters of international concern and character.

The Kichesipirini asserts that these matters, the ready access and proper stewardship of clean and safe drinking water are human rights.

Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation continually asserts that environmental and economic issues in Canada are directly associated with our unresolved colonial past and that any long-term effective remedy must address this.

Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation has been continuously asserting internationally that it is in the best interests of all Canadians that Canada work to develop appropriate de-colonization processes for the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

The Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation asserts that the protection of the Alliston Aquifer and its continued use as an important environmental monitoring resource must be considered a matter of international public interest and that it be in the best interests of the public to use this, in its highest condition, as a most appropriate background measure for monitoring nuclear and industrial contamination and determining effective remedial actions.

For further information please refer to;

http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/2858#comment-20027

August 24, 2009 Environment

For the Water

Opposition to Site 41 unites Natives, farmers

Tar Sands and Tankers

Enbridge Inc., a Calgary-based pipeline company, wants to bring tar sands tankers to British Columbia's coast. This opening segment will introduce you to the abundance of British Columbia's north coast, which includes the coastal waters of the Great Bear Rainforest.

April 21, 2009 Apr 21 by Dogwood Initiative

Tar Sands & Water

Interviews with mostly members of the Fort MacKay and Fort Chipewyan communities, discussing cultural and environmental impacts of living downstream of the tar sands

April 21, 2009 Apr 21

Violent Evictions at El Estor, Guatemala

In January 2007, hundreds of police and soldiers forcibly evicted the inhabitants of several communities situated on lands the Guatemalan military government granted Canadian mining interests in 1965. Backed by the army and the police, Canada’s Skye Resources paid workers to destroy people’s homes with chainsaws and torches.

November 11, 2008 Nov 11 by rightsaction.org

The Real Costs of Gold Mining

In 2007, a film maker travelled to the Siria Valley in Honduras to interview locals about the impact of gold mining on their lives and communities. He produced this short documentary. In it, people of the Siria Valley speak for themselves.

November 11, 2008 Nov 11 by rightsaction.org 1 comment

Sipakapa no se vende

On 13 June 2007, forty-two communities in a Guatemalan municipality called Ixchiguan said 'No' to destructive mining in their territories. In the referendum, local people rejected the mining exploration licenses given to mining companies without their consent.

November 11, 2008 Nov 11 by foei.org

Mirage of El Dorado - trailer

Mirage of El Dorado, the new film by Martin Frigon, takes us high into the Andes of northern Chile where Canadian-owned Barrick Gold, the biggest gold producer in the world, is set to move glaciers if necessary to get at the mineral riches beneath.

November 11, 2008 Nov 11 by Martin Frigon

La mineria nos deja sin agua!

SHARE project documents the story of the people of Cabañas province who are losing their well water due to mining exploration by Vancouver-based Pacific Rim. (Spanish)

November 11, 2008 Nov 11 by Comite Ambiental Cabañas 1 comment

Penny Trick in Prenter Holler

A family in West Virginia uses a common penny to show how their well water has been contaminated by coal slurry from a local coal mine.

November 11, 2008 Nov 11 by sludgesafety.org
July 30, 2008 Original Peoples

Boiling Point!

Polaris report finds water in First Nations communities a “violation of fundamental human rights”

December 31, 2007 Features

What the Tar Sands Need

Processing requires massive inputs of water, energy, land, labour

October 15, 2007 Original Peoples

Oil Versus Water

Toxic water poses threat to Alberta's Indigenous communities

June 14, 2007 Weblog:

Notes from the Tar Pits: From McMurray to MacKay

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Notes from the Tar Pits: From McMurray to MacKay
Macdonald Stainsby
June 14, 2007

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May 21, 2007 Original Peoples

Watered Down Excuse

According to one scientist, high cost is no excuse for lack of safe drinking water in First Nations communities

December 5, 2006 Environment

Where Have All The Fishes Gone?

Lake-trout-fp.jpgActivists hope the loss of two lakes in Newfoundland to mining waste isn't the beginning of a new trend. Tracy Glynn learns

Newfoundland losing lakes to mining waste

November 22, 2006 Original Peoples

The High Cost of Lousy Water

water_fp.jpgKim Petersen investigates charges that First Nations are being forced to pay for the lack of clean drinking water on reserves.

Water Crisis in Indigenous 'Canadian' Communities

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