Elsipogtog Reclaim Traditional Lands: November 2, 2013
Shared by Jarrett Martineau
On November 2, 2013, members of Elsipogtog First Nation began staking claims to unoccupied Crown lands, as part of Reclamation Day campaign to reclaim "all unoccupied reserved native lands" to be put it in the trust of the Mi'kmaq Nation.
Members of Elsipogtog First Nation began staking claims to unoccupied Crown lands, on Saturday, as part of a campaign to reclaim "all unoccupied reserved native lands" in their traditional territories that they intended to put back in the trust of the Mi'kmaq Nation. The action comes as part of Elsipogtog's ongoing resistance to fracking in their homelands and following an October 17th confrontation with RCMP over a blockade opposing hydro-fracturing development by SWN Resources.
SWN plans to resume its operations on Monday.
Photos by CBC
I am in awe of the Mi'kmaq, to stand up and reclaim what should have always been their own, and am so thoroughly ashamed of the Canadian people who are completely unaware of their own blindness and callousness and how much harm they continue to do or what the long term effects will be due to their behaviour. You kind of, have to pity them as well. s-kw'etu'?
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