Friday, July 16, 2010

Ben Powless Photos: Wetuweten Nation Enbridge Protest

Photos by Ben Powless, Mohawk. Members of the Wetsuweten Nation, joined by First Nations activists and allies from across the Canada and US - including IEN, RAN, Ruckus, etc. join forces to protest against the expansion of the Enbridge pipeline through Indigenous territories in northern BC and the further expansion of the Tar Sands megaproject.
Unist’ot’en rally and set up camp to stop Enbridge and KSL pipelines
July 16, 2010
Unist’ot’en organize a large demonstration rally to notify governments and industry about their existing regulatory regime and of their responsibility to protect and restore their devastated environments

Smithers, BC: The ‘Unist’ot’en of the Wet’suwet’en Nation alongside their grassroots allies and supporters assembled in Smithers to organize a rally designed to assert their title and rights on their ancient lands. The rally was organized and led by the ‘Unist’ot’en leadership and had the demonstrators primarily target the Ministry of Forests offices and the Ministry of Environment office. The following is the list of demands that were delivered to the Ministry offices who issue permits and licences for industry and private interests.
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