People of the Earth

Dialogue with Lena Longtoe, Abenaki – Indigenous Peoples Alliance UFlorida@Tampa Nov 13 2016

Dialogue with Lena Longtoe, Abenaki, President, Indigenous Peoples Alliance Event at the University of Florida at Tampa a presentation of Indigenous Peoples Alliance Campus Empowerment Group “Talking About Decolonization” during Native American Heritage Month “Introducing Grandmother Willi Nolan, one of the Grandmothers of the Wabanaki Confederacy.” Lena shares her experiences as she sat in Grandmothers(…)

Bernadette Augustine Statements to New Brunswick Commission on Hydraulic Fracturing Richibucto 15 Oct 2015

Bernadette Augustine Statements to The New Brunswick Commission on Hydrofracturing Richibucto, New Brunswick October 15, 2015 I have some questions for you Commissioners. Who’s the boss? My story is that when we were fighting the fracking, I did what I could to help to protect our water and our people, but I couldn’t do much(…)

Gary Metallic/Gespegawagi NB Hydrofracturing Commission October 15 2015

Notice to N.B. Hydrofracturing Commission from the 7th District Gespegawagi Tribal Council represented by Plaintiff, Hereditary Chief, Gary Metallic Sr. Whereas all lands belonging to the Eastern Maritime Indigenous Peoples have never been freely surrendered, sold, or conquered by any wars between them and the French and English crowns, therefore remain unceded Indian Lands as(…)

Wabanaki Confederacy Conference Statement 2015

(Presented by request to the New Brunswick Commission on Hydrofracturing in Richibucto, NB on October 15 2015) The Wabanaki Confederacy Conference 2015 The Wabanaki Confederacy Conference was hosted by the Western Abenaki, in N’dakinna (Shelburne, VT) on August 19-22, 2015. Present at the Confederacy were representatives from the following Nations: Western Abenaki, Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet), Mi’kmaq,(…)

Peoples Lawsuit Plaintiffs meeting with representatives from the New Brunswick Commission on Hydraulic Fracturing (Global)

N.B. residents continue to voice concerns against shale gas development By Brion Robinson Video Journalist  Global News October 15, 2015   WATCH ABOVE: Groups from Kent County are meeting with representatives from the New Brunswick commission on hydraulic fracturing, and as Brion Robinson reports, they say their fight is far from over. RICHIBUCTO, N.B. – A commissioner(…)

Peoples Lawsuit Plaintiffs present to NB Fracking Commission

Scrap shale gas, First Nations tell provincial commission on Hydraulic Fracturing Aboriginal group recommends a permanent moratorium CBC News Posted: Oct 15, 2015 10:39 PM AT Last Updated: Oct 15, 2015 10:39 PM AT In a closed door meeting, members of Elsipogtog First Nation told the New Brunswick Commission on Hydraulic Fracturing they do not want shale(…)

Gramma Willi meets Climate Journey Storytelling Expedition

WILLI NOLAN What Our first glimpse of the inimitable Willi Nolan was in a video of her praying in front of a seismic thumper truck exploring for natural gas in Kent County, New Brunswick. She is drumming, singing, followed by two confused police officers, who ask for her to stay a certain distance in front of the(…)

The Power of Informed Protest

  An Analysis of Lawful Rebellion in New Brunswick and British Columbia 2013-2014.  Informed Protest can Trigger Judicial Investigations, Dropped Charges and Opportunities for Legal Actions to Defend Peaceful Protest, Environmental Protection and the Rule of Law   Big things happened in New Brunswick in 2013 that put our Peoples on the map.  We’re still on(…)

Peoples Lawsuit Related Media Coverage

MUST READ! New Brunswick Indefinitely Extends Fracking Moratorium (Here’s the CBC News report … We got lead story on the fracking moratorium being indefinitely extended! See comments from Denise M Melanson and yours truly a few minutes into the broadcast..  http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/694468675714) Peoples Lawsuit Plaintiffs meeting with representatives from the New Brunswick Commission on Hydraulic Fracturing(…)

Witnessing a Miracle in New Brunswick

Witnessing the Miracle in New Brunswick: Peace, Friendship and Bravery Meet the Colonial Shale Gas Complex By Willi Nolan The police made us braver. Warriors showed their love. Elders stayed, and their stories helped the people to keep going. Women held onto the sacred with their songs and prayers. The youth held onto the truth(…)