Halifax Coalition Against Fracking Support for Treaty Rights

1 12 2013

In response to the call for emergency actions on Monday, December 2, in solidarity with the anti-Fracking struggle at Elsipogtog (http://reclaimturtleisland.com/2013/11/29/emergency-day-of-action-solidarity-for-elsipogtog/), the Halifax Coalition Against Fracking is asking all people in the Halifax area to help us remind the Crown of its responsibilities.

Join us for a reading of the Peace and Friendship Treaties at the residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (the Crown’s representative) (1451 Barrington Street) at noon.

This follows our already scheduled information picket at Irving on Quinpool Road (Monday, December 2, 8am-9am): http://www.facebook.com/events/604189696285325

The Peace and Friendship Treaties between the Mi’Kmaq and the Crown (signed in the mid 18th century and still in effect to this day) do not permit the Crown’s representatives (in this case, the New Brunswick Government) to allow fracking or seismic testing on unceded Mi’Kmaq land. The current struggle at Elsipogtog stems from the irresponsible actions of the Crown’s representatives and their lack of respect and fidelity to the treaties they have signed.

As both Indigenous and non-Indigenous inhabitants of Mi’Kmaki, we are calling on the Crown to:
A) immediately halt all Fracking related activity
B) immediately drop all charges against Land Defenders in New Brunswick
C) immediately declare null and void the scandalous injunction which gives the Texas-based fracking corporation SWN the right to conduct seismic testing on Mi’Kmaq land
D) abide by the Peace and Friendship Treaties

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