Indigenous Resistance to Energy East Feb. 23 6:30 McCain DAL

23 02 2015

10394523_10153136469168594_7915961842291518998_n[2]A panel discussion on frontline opposition to the Energy East tar sands pipeline.
Join the discussion on Monday, February 23rd, 6:30pm at Ondaatje Hall, Dalhousie University McCain Building, 6135 University Ave, Hfx, for a panel discussion with Indigenous leaders fighting the Energy East pipeline, moderated by Clayton Thomas Muller:
● Judy DaSilva – Grassy Narrows First Nation in Treaty 3 territory (Ontario)
● Ron Tremblay – Maliseet First Nation (New Brunswick)
● Shelley A. Young – Eskasoni Mi’kmaw Nation (Nova Scotia)

This panel will be an important opportunity to hear from Indigenous leaders — why they’re taking action to stop Energy East, and how frontline resistance can be supported.

Lots more info on the Fb Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/646782178766880/

Indigenous Resistance to Energy East: Panel Discussion

Indigenous communities are leading the resistance against tar sands expansion, fracking, and other reckless forms of resource development. With Big Oil’s push to ship tar sands crude east, many of these efforts have been directed at stopping the proposed Energy East Pipeline.

At over 4000 km long, Energy East would be the largest pipeline ever built and would carry over 1 million barrels of oil per day from the tar sands to an export terminal in St. John. Along the way, the pipeline would cross hundreds of waterways, putting many communities’ drinking water sources at high risk for contamination. Furthermore, the National review process for the pipeline refuses to account for climate change in their assessment of the pipeline.

This panel will be an opportunity to hear from different indigenous leaders from along the proposed Energy East Pipeline route, why they’re taking action to stop it, and how frontline resistance can be supported by settler and indigenous peoples.

The panel will include:

Judy DaSilva is an internationally recognized Indigenous rights and environmental justice activist from Grassy Narrows First Nation in Treaty 3 territory, Ontario.

Shelley A. Young (Mi’kmaq) is a member of Eskasoni Mi’kmaw Nation who is heavily involved in the anti-fracking movement in Elsipogtog, N.B.

Clayton Thomas-Muller is a member of the Treaty #6 based Mathias Colomb Cree Nation also known as Pukatawagan located in in Northern Manitoba, Canada.

Ingrid Waldron, Ph.D.Assistant Professor School of Nursing  Faculty of Health ProfessionsDalhousie University

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4 10 2015
yamoreault

Mr Mulcare’s position does not reasure me.
He does not make a clear statement to end the stupid use of tar sands.
Why not?

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