Photo credit: April Maloney
For immediate release
February 12 2018
Alton Gas criminalizing grassroots Mi’kmaq water protectors
Efforts to protect treaty rights and water result met with aggression and threats of legal action
Sipekne’katik/Fort Ellis — Alton Gas has posted signs outside the Treaty Camp at the Shubenacadie River naming water protectors on site as trespassers and criminals.
Grassroots Mi’kmaq water protectors have been holding down a protection camp at the Shubenacadie River for nine months to prevent Alton Gas from dumping thousands of tons of salt brine into the sacred river every day. They are outraged by Alton Gas’ bully tactics and intent to resume work on the project without allowing Sipekne’katik to complete its community consultation process.
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