Mi'kmaq Warrior Speaking Tour, Kitchener Stop (KW/Guelph)

Mi'kmaq Warrior Speaking Tour, Kitchener Stop (KW/Guelph)

THIS Wednesday, February 26, 6:30pm

University of Waterloo Math and Computer (MC) 2034, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/270800899751142/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 

Suzanne Patles of the Mi'kmaq Warriors Society will be speaking in Kitchener-Waterloo as part of a national tour to raise awareness about the struggle at Elsipogtog against shale gas fracking, their ongoing assertion and exercise of nationhood, and the repression they face from police and courts.

 

A months-long blockade in opposition to shale gas fracking by SWN at Elsipogtog First Nation (located in Kent County, New Brunswick) came to national attention on October 17, 2013 when the blockade was violently attacked and dismantled by dozens of RCMP officers armed with assault rifles, pepper spray and K-9 units.

 

Forty members of the blockade were arrested, and a number of members of the Mi'kmaq Warriors Society face charges. All funds raised during the tour will go towards legal support.

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the Mi'kmaq Warriors Society’s struggle in their own words, and to draw connections between resistance movements in the east and here in Ontario, where indigenous communities and environmental justice activists have been fighting against pipeline infrastructure and the introduction of fracking.

 

“Our warriors are still being mistreated in the system, justice for our political prisoners of war.”

- Suzanne Patles, member of the Mi’kmaq Warrior Society

 

BACKGROUND

Suzanne Patles speaks from Elsipogtog Anti-Fracking Blockade

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyewGdAlQNk

Elsipogtog: The Fire Over Water

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0N-lDcq1PQ

Mi'kmaq Blockade

http://www.submedia.tv/stimulator/2013/10/16/mikmaq_blockade/

Warriors Defence Fund:

http://www.gofundme.com/4v80u4

Sacred Fire: The People United Against Fracking

http://sacredfirenb.com/welcome-to-the-sacred-fire-website/

Guardian: New Brunswick fracking protests are the frontline of a democratic fight

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/21/new-brunswick-fracking-protests

 

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/270800899751142/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Dates: 
Wed, 02/26/2014 - 13:30 to 16:00

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