The beating of drums echoed throughout the seaside community of Prince Rupert, BC, on February 4 as thousands of First Nations and BC citizens banded together to express their opposition to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway twin pipelines from the Alberta Tar Sands to nearby Kitimat on BC's central coast. Watch this exclusive documentary video report on the historic gathering - featuring the Gitga'at drummers and dancers of Hartley Bay, young aboriginal signer-songwriter Ta'kaiya Blaney, local political leaders, and a number of powerful First Nations speakers. Watch for more video from Prince Rupert over the coming week!
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 13:59
posted by Jerry Riches
I don't know much about pipelines, but I do know about tankers. I spent most of my life at sea, working my way up to master. The thought of oil tankers in these waters makes me sick to my stomach. Many tankers plying the seas are registered in countries where there is no control whatsoever over the conditions of the ships. Some are very old, single hulled, single screwed and run by catch-as-catch-can officers. It is a mathematical certainty that there will be a major spill at some point in the future, if this is allowed to happen. If I could be there, I would be holding a sign in agreement with the folks in the video. This cannot be allowed to happen. You have my support, such as it is.
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 17:02
posted by joseph hank condo
we have the same problem here in the gaspesie -st-laurent off the ilse de madeleine they wanna drill oil in our waters where our salmon pass our snowcrab and our shrimp we want to put a stop to this as well, i think we as First Nation People should all get together as one and stop it here and stop it there as well, since we are the caretakers of the land we need to stick together as one..
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 10:15
posted by James Dobbie
I fully endorse the rally drums. I started up the Shell Muskeg River extraction plant 75 km NE of Fort Mcmurray and the Shell Upgrader in Fort Saskatchewan 1983-2009. Now the whole boreal forest in N.Alberta is a moonscape. Harper has sold out Canadian Labour to China where the pay is equal to a " plate of rice a day!" Even Royal Dutch Shell has stopped all further processing plans and say they will export bitumen out of the country where labour costs are lower. The resource theft is so bad all of the municipalities that house oil workers are broke(Cold Lake; Fort McMurray;Peace River; etc.) There are only 35 million people in Canada and with our nations wealth there should be zero poverty. Now Mr.Harper in Ottawa with a majority mandate is predicting Old Age Pensions will be reduced. At the same time Globalized Corporations are extracting our gas/oil/trees/uranium/gold/etc. and have earnings of so many Billions oil CEO's recieve on average $3.5M each. Please beat your drums. Beat your drums to stop the destruction of the BC coast. At the same time google the earnings of all the Global Companies operating in Canada and beat your drums to expose the greed and destruction .
Fadden of CSIS, warned of the huge inroads China is making into Canada. He especially warned about BC. Campbell gave our mills, mines and industry to China. Harper is permitting China, to buy out the tar sands. Not only that. Harper is permitting China to bring their own people over here to work for their company's. China refuses to pay WCB to injured Canadian workers. They are replaced by Chinese workers. China does not want to pay Canadian wages. Their people work for starvation wages.
Harper made a deal with China. He will protect China's company's in Canada. China is to protect Canadian company's in China, that are being ripped off, big time. Industry went to China, for cheap labor, and even more cheap child laborers who work for pennies a day.
China obeys no Canadian rules, laws nor work regulations. China refuses to pay Canadian wages, their own people work for starvation wages.
China, a Communist country, owns Harper, lock, stock and barrel. Harper gave us away to China, on a silver platter. So much for Harper's human rights. He gave those away too.
BC is 80% behind the F.N...To stop Enbridge. We want nothing to do with China's dirty oil either.
The indigenous nations of South America have been dealing with these types issues for well over half a century. Now it is becoming a reality here in the northern hemisphere as government backed corporations and Big Oil are flexing their muscles in northern British Columbia, Canada.
It is going to be a battle like we've never experienced before. And has you so rightly suggest the opposition and the drum beats 'will' be heard around the world.
They will attempt to move this project forward, despite the overwhelming opposition. I believe that is inevitable.