Elsipogtog land defender Annie Clair fights legal charges

By Robert Devet - Halifax Media Co-op

KJIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) - On April 20th, Elsipogtog First Nation band member Annie Clair will be heading to Moncton to face six charges related to the violent actions of New Brunswick RCMP against defenders of the land in Kent County, New Brunswick.

Clair intends to fight the charges. But she is looking to the wider community for help.

On October 17th, 2013, RCMP officers with assault rifles at the ready, entered a peaceful anti-shale gas encampment along highway 134, near the town of Rexton, New Brunswick.

That encampment was erected to stop Texas-based SWN Resources from exploring for shale gas without proper consent on what remains unceded Mi'kmaq territory.

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