[LIVESTREAM] 3-part series on the Mi'kmaq FNs anti-fracking blockade in N.B. (Aug28/29 & Sep5).

Many of u know about the anti-fracking protests that have been taking place back in New Brunswick for a few months now. Many have been arrested by the nasty RCMP there & the blockade camp temporarily-disbanded. It's a great coalition of Mi'kmaq, Maliceet, Acadians and English-speakers that has formed against fracking. They had a camp set up on land owned by the Elsipogtog Reserve for two months.

The camp has disbanded temporarily but will resume in September. We were contacted by the Mi'kmaq (through Brian Seaman) to do this LS-series & they have made available to us skype-interviews with: Ron Tremblay Suzanne Patles, Peter Dauphinee, Lorraine Idlenomore Clair, John Levi & Brian Seaman. As well, Ayaina Lauridsen, a young Alberta woman of a farmer whose groundwater was irremediably poisoned by fracking. We'll interview them all & more.

The interviews will be conducted by our very own Davyn (hereditary-chief Siksika FNs; Turtle clan) & his wife, Cathy (Ojibway; Bear clan). Yarrrr!!! Davyn & Cathy host the livestream-worlds longest running weekly LS-show ever - every Thurs nights @11:30pm EST - with this weeks episode #98 starting at a special time - 10pm EST.

We are trying to encourage the Mi'kmaq & all to livestream more from the new blockade itself - more on this during the series. It has been our experience over the last 22+months that police are scared silly of livestreaming being LIVE, cuz it keeps their violence towards protesters at bay. Being LIVE is the operative word here folks, cuz, when police violence is captured & they destroy the LS-gear, its irrelevant cuz its already out in the airwaves - ie, if the signal is cut for any reason its instantly saved safely on ur LS-server & available to go viral within minutes by the live chat & "home LS-crew." Fyi, with a 4G signal, there's usually a 2.5sec lag from the LIVE image to it being received at home by the viewer - u can't get any faster today then that eh.

Mi’kmaq First Nations:*

Traditionally, the Maritime Provinces were made up of seven Mi’kmaq districts and traveling the lands depended on seasonal times. Respect was shown for each other’s districts in regards to hunting and gathering and, shown to the land, water, forest, animal and human life. Today, there are 13 Mi’kmaq Bands in Nova Scotia, 15 in New Brunswick, 2 in Prince Edward Island and 1 In Newfoundland. Many Mi’kmaq people also live in Maine and parts of Quebec. Mi’kmaq is the more common word used, replacing the term Micmac.
Maliseet First Nations:*

The Maliseet’s or Malecite know themselves as Wolastoqiyik meaning “People of the Good River”. Their traditional territory is Western New Brunswick, Eastern Maine and North-Eastern Quebec. Today, Maliseet reside in 6 Wolastoq communities of New Brunswick, one in Maine and one in Quebec
CENTRALIZATION (important back-story to this series):*

1942 ::: The Canadian Government orders the centralization of Nova Scotia’s and New Brunswick’s Maliseet and Mi’kmaq. Eskasoni and Shubenacadie for Nova Scotia. In New Brunswick Elsipogtog (Big Cove) for the Mi’kmaq and Tobique for the Maliseet. The attempt failed.

* - from: http://www.apcfnc.ca/en/health/resources/OrientationGuideAtlanticFirstNations.pdf


Dates for the Mi'kmaq 3-part series (guests each night; all via skype):

Wed, A.28 @8pm EST (5pm PST; 9pm AST): Fracking & timeline

::: Brian Seaman - Human Rights lawyer from the east coast, who now resides in Calgary & has been on our LS-channel before.

::: Ron Tremblay - Mi'kmaq consultant & Cultural Educator (arrested at the sacred fire, in the middle of a sunrise ceremony, while holding sacred pipe & charges dropped) - http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/11-arrests-made-sunrise-ceremony-swn-seismic-truck/17979

::: Peter Dauphinee - a Moncton, NB lawyer named who attended the Elsipogtog camp & who also has received civil disobedience training

::: Ayaina Lauridsen - a young Alberta woman, of a farmer whose groundwater was irremediably poisoned by fracking

Thur, A.29 @10pm EST (7pm PST; 11pm AST): Water Women night

::: Suzanne Patles - Mi'kmaq FNs water woman; arrested while carrying out sacred duties to protect water against seismic testing (arrested [suffered injury by RCMPs use of excessive force & charged) ::: "Patles has also suffered emotional trauma due to the RCMP’s disrespect to her cultural practices. She is also suffering from mental and emotional trauma from what she has has described as inhumane treatment while incarcerated in her cell and during interrogation. Patles also claims that she was not treated the same as other prisoners in the cells. Deprivation of blankets, food and water and kept in custody for periods much longer than non native protesters." - http://intercontinentalcry.org/mikmaq-community-outraged-by-treatment-and-arrest-of-women-carrying-out-sacred-duties-to-protect-water-against-seismic-testing/

::: Lorraine Idlenomore Clair - Mi'kmaq FNs water woman; arrested while carrying out sacred duties to protect water against seismic testing (arrested [suffered injury by RCMPs use of excessive force] & charges dropped)

Thur, Sept 5 @9pm (6pm PST; 10pm AST): War Chief night (solo)

::: John Levi - the Warrior Chief Mi'kmaq/Elsipogtog First Nations, who led the anti-fracking blockade (arrested for obstructing police and mis'chief & charged)

PS - those are the start times & we'll go for about 2-4hrs, depending on how the guests & live chat are feeling like eh. In case u miss any part of this 3-part series, it will be instantly-archived & available for ur viewing pleasure anytime eh.

::: LIVE @ www.livestream.com/occupytoronto
::: [LS-directed by Davyn & Dee Shanger (Icelander)]

September 05, 2013 at 9pm - 11pm
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