FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…
We, the Mi'kmaq Treaty beneficiary with the support of the Mi'kmaq women of Mi'kmaki'k stand united for the protection of our water as a Nation within our homeland which we hold legal title. Water is sacred, without water no life can exist. As Mi'kmaq, we have the responsibility of stewardship and this stewardship is reflected in the treaty relationship which is based upon our covenant with Creator. To this end we have inherited the duty to defend all that is sacred.
The dangers of shale gas development pose an irreparable harm to the water table. The risk is preventable only by prohibition. A prohibition is not possible under current environmental review regulations thanks to the legislative changes imposed by the Harper Conservatives this past year. We believe that water is critical to our survival, and therefore we support our brothers and sisters of Elsipogtog at Signigtog who were attacked by a military show of force by RCMP this morning for their efforts to defend the sacred waters of Signigtog.
In solidarity with our brothers and sisters of Elsipogtog, the Mi'kmaq Treaty Beneficiary's, the women of Unama'ki, and the Nova Scotia Native Women's Asscoation will host a peaceful protest at Auld's Cove at 1 o'clock, Friday, October 18t. In solidarity, there will also be peaceful slowdown of traffic at Millbrook on Highway 102 at 1 pm.
Please bring water, your Mi'kmaq flags, your posters and join us in song, ceremony and prayers at Auld's Cove, Canso Causeway on Friday, October 18th, at 1 pm. OR, you can attend the peaceful slowdown at Millbrook at the same time at 1 pm.
In Creator & Treaty we Trust…
port hastings, NS B0E
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