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4th Annual Auction- Halifax Stands With Water Protectors
For over three years, water protectors have held a continuous presence along the Shubenacadie River, where Alton Gas proposes to dump tonnes of salt mine waste as part of a natural gas storage project without Mi’kmaq consent.
This past March, three Mi’kmaq grandmothers were arrested for ‘trespassing’ as they protected the river. They have responded by launching a title claim over the land, asserting their inherent treaty rights to protect the river.
Treaty and title fights are very expensive to bring to court, so our support is very crucial at this time. Proceeds from this fourth annual silent auction and performance fundraiser will directly support Mi’kmaq Treaty assertion and the fight against the Alton Gas Natural Gas Storage project. A portion of the proceeds will also go to the Wolastoq Grandmothers to aid their efforts to protecting Sisson Brook from a Tungsten mine.
***Please stay tuned for details on performances. You can send an email to email@example.com if you are interested in donating an item/ service for the silent auction.***
This event is being planned on unceded Mi’kmaq Territory by SWAGR (Solidarity With Alton Gas Resistance), a Kjipuktuk/Halifax-based group of activists from Council of Canadians, Ecology Action Centre, Solidarity Halifax, and the general community. The focus of this group is to support resistance efforts against the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project, and we take our direction from frontline Mi’kmaq communities and other residents of the surrounding area.