tar sand pipeline

Unist’ot’en Camp, an indigenous community in the path of three fossil fuel pipelines, is under high alert after tips of a potential police raid. They have never relinquished their land to Canada or BC by way of treaty, land sale, or surrender, and have effectively kept some of North America’s largest fossil fuel and pipeline companies from working in their territories for years.

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We are part of Creation, thus, if we break the laws of Creation we destroy ourselves. We, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, have no choice but to follow and uphold the Original Instructions, which sustains the continuity of Life. We recognize our umbilical connection to Mother Earth and understand that she is the source of life, not a resource to be exploited. We speak on behalf of all Creation today, to communicate an urgent message that man has gone too far, placing us in the state of survival. We warned that one day you would not be able to control what you have created. That day is here. Not heeding warnings from both Nature and the People of the Earth keeps us on the path of self destruction. This self destructive path has led to the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Gulf oil spill, tar sands devastation, pipeline failures, impacts of carbon dioxide emissions and the destruction of ground water through hydraulic fracking, just to name a few. In addition, these activities and development continue to cause the deterioration and destruction of sacred places and sacred waters that are vital for Life. – Chief Looking Horse (source)

nosneakersonmyfeet  asked:

why did someone write "no fucking pipelines on stolen native lands" on a Hélène Laverdière sign? I thought the NDP was trying to stop the tar sands pipeline from being built?? I may be way off mark here..

NDP is generally in favour of the Energy East pipeline which many in Quebec and Atlantic Canada object to.

The NDP does fully oppose the Keystone XL & Northern Gateway oil pipelines. For Kinder Morgan’s BC pipeline & Energy East they want to run a full environmental assessment before considering approving either pipeline (they say under Harper’s assessment scheme neither can be approved right now), and they said should it fail the assessment the project wouldn’t go ahead. If the projects do go ahead they said they would consult widely to ensure environmental & first nations concerns are met.