Category Archives: Ecological Struggles
Barriere Lake Algonquins Threatened With Arrest for Protecting Sacred Sites on Their Traditional Territory Against Logging
July 10, Poigan Bay, QC – Around 20-30 members of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake were read their rights by Sûreté du Québec officers late last night, warning of arrests today if people did not allow logging to proceed.
Yesterday, families from the Barriere Lake Algonquin First Nation who are impacted by the Resolute logging operation issued a letter to Quebec’s Ministry of Natural Resources voicing their opposition to the Ministry’s unilateral decision to clear-cut their territory. The impacted families also proposed to the Quebec government several resolutions to work together towards peaceful co-existence in the region. Read the rest of this entry
By Brenda Norrell
Slick public relations campaigns are underway for the theft of Navajo water rights, and a green scheme, both designed to keep one of the nation’s dirtiest coal fired power plants operating on the Navajo Nation.
The Navajo Water Commission has hired a public relations firm to try and sucker Navajos into giving up their water rights to the Little Colorado River. The firm Scutari and Cieslak was hired following the protests over the proposed water settlement.
The scheme is designed to give away Navajo water rights and continue to pour water into the coal fired power plant, the Navajo Generating Station near Page, Ariz, one of the dirtiest coal fired power plants in the US. The scheme is also to provide water for non-Indians living luxury lifestyles in southern Arizona’s dry and thirsty desert cities. Read the rest of this entry
Indigenous people of Northern Potosi fight riot police at the entrance of the the vice president’s office, where negotiations were held between government and community members of the region, in La Paz, June 7, 2012. Demonstrators demanded President Evo Morales’ government to the cancel the mining concession for the company Malku Khota, a subsidiary of the Canadian South American Silver who seek to exploit silver and indium, reported local media.