Thursday, November 8, 2012

First Nations Women Activists of the Year

First Nation Women named Activists of the Year
Lois Frank
APTN National News reports
The Council of Canadians call themselves Canada's largest citizen organization known for its social and economic activism.
They took time out of their annual general meeting in Nanaimo, B.C. this weekend to honour two First Nation women for their environmental bravery.
Chief Marilyn Baptiste
The Council of Canadians recognized both women as activists of the year.
Lois Frank is from the Blood Reserve in Alberta.
Frank made waves this year by putting her body on the line at a blockade, attempting to end the practise of fracking on her reserve.
She was jailed but the charges were later dropped.
Chief Marilyn Baptiste was honoured for her continued opposition to a massive mine proposed to be developed in Tsilhqot’in Territory she calls home.

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