Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Canada’s Indigenous Bands Rise Up Against A Tar Sands Pipeline

Sitting in his office on the outskirts of Montreal, Serge Otis Simon, council chief of the Kanesatake — a band of Mohawks — is clear about what might happen if the proposed Energy East Pipeline is routed through the band's land, in spite of their opposition. "The Warrior Society are men whose duty is given by creation to protect the land, people, and community," he told me, describing a group of Mohawks who go by that name. "I can't think of a more honorable way to be killed than standing in the way of that pipeline."

More:  http://e360.yale.edu/feature/canadas_indigenous_bands_rise_up_against_a_tar_sands_pipeline/2937/


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