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It would appear you just can't get anything for beads and trinkets (well, bottled water and smokes) these days.  Go, Unist'ot'en!!

Anyway, here's an article with a lot of links and things you have to look on several pages to find on the above website.  But please DO go look at the site because there's a lot going on.

Offering tobacco and bottled water for a sea of oil, Chevron gets booted from indigenous territory

No, this is not the 17th century: Chevron engineers, looking to frack billions of cubic feet of gas from indigenous Unist’ot’en territory in British Columbia, did indeed try to get past the tribe's roadblock a few weeks ago. Trying to keep out oil and gas pipelines from deep within their unceded traditional territories, the Unist’ot’en's concerns about the wholesale destruction of their sacred lands were met with generous offerings of bottled water and industrial tobacco:



Yesterday Chevron, the company behind the Pacific Trails fracking pipeline, attempted to enter our unceded territories. They have no consent from our chiefs and our hereditary governance system, who are standing strong in their stance against all pipelines. Next to the Wedzin Kwah river, which is pure enough to drink from, Chevron presented us with an offering of bottled water and industrial tobacco.


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