Alton Gas criminalizing grassroots Mi’kmaq water protectors

For immediate release February 12 2018 Alton Gas criminalizing grassroots Mi’kmaq water protectors Efforts to protect treaty rights and water result met with aggression and threats of legal action Sipekne’katik/Fort Ellis — Alton Gas has posted signs outside the Treaty Camp at the Shubenacadie River naming water protectors on site as trespassers and criminals. Grassroots…

Alton pipeline could pass through proposed protection area

Originally published in the Chronicle Herald by Frank Campbell, published November 29 2017 This Stewiacke River area is on the list of potential new protected areas, but is not a designated wilderness area yet. (NOVA SCOTIA DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENT) A parcel of land in southwestern Colchester County is a wilderness protection area in waiting. But…

FUNDRAISER: Strawbale House at the Treaty Camp

“We do it for the water” Mi’kmaq water protectors and allies are building a strawbale house at the front gates of the Alton Gas site, and could use some financial support. The work site is located on the banks of the Shubenacadie river, where Alton wants to dump salt brine equivalent to 3170 tons of hard…

Halifax Stands with Water Protectors – Show & Silent Auction fundraiser

Water protectors are on the front lines at the mighty Shubenacadie River resisting Alton Gas. They are doing crucial work to protect the water for all of us. With winter coming, they need our support to keep them warm and safe. ***We are currently seeking donations for the silent auction.*** These contributions could be anything…

Block (Alton Gas) Party

We’re having a Block (Alton Gas) Party at the Treaty Truckhouse! Sept 9, 1pm… with Hip-hop artists Lee Reed and Testament from Test Their Logik, and local Spoken Word star El Jones. All proceeds from the show and the penny auction will go towards Mi’kmaq-led frontline resistance to the Alton Gas project. This is a great excuse to visit and support…

No Green Light for Alton Gas

As the construction season is beginning and Alton Gas workers have been appearing on site again, there has been a lot of talk about the company’s permits. A number of permits and permissions have been granted, but a number of conditions of the project have yet to be met. People have been fighting Alton Gas…

Understanding decolonization through food

Last night I participated in a town hall against Alton Gas in Sipekne’katik (Indian Brook First Nation), as part of a town hall tour on the topic. We started off with a dinner for all participants, and the food could not have been more fitting for the occasion. We ate a striped bass that Dale…

OPINION: Is Alton geological structure suitable for gas storage?

ROBERT G. GRANTHAM Published March 15, 2017 by the Chronicle Herald I became interested in the Alton project when an open-house-style meeting was held in Stewiacke. A company presented a proposal to drill for petroleum based on the reef model of western Canada, a sound proposal. There was no mention of drilling for storing gas…

Alton Gas project a potential disaster in slow motion

March 8, 2017 – 7:12pm Op-ed published in Local Xpress, March 7, 2017 As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: ‘Governments grant permits, but communities grant permission.’ It’s critical that we continue to reject this project, not only to avoid its immediate consequences, but to erode the pervasive profit-at-all-costs mentality driving unsustainable development.

Treaty Truckhouse Fundraiser

Join us for a fundraiser in Halifax on December 11th! We’re hosting a silent auction, musical performances, and live poetry at the Bus Stop Theatre on Gottingen Street from 2-5PM. Auction items include art, jewelry, gift certificates to local shops and services, and more! We’ll have Treaty Truckhouse buttons and a bake sale, as well!…