Printable Handouts

Background Reading

Alton Pipeline could pass through proposed protected area – Chronicle Herald

Going against the tide – Miles Howe

Alton Gas Pipeline Permit Application and cavern creation application

Gas Storage Risk analysis by D. Rob Mackenzie

DFO Salmon as Species at Risk 

KMK Negotiation Office work on Alton Gas

1752 Peace and Friendship Treaty


Mi’kmaq Resistance; Defend The Sacred from sub.Media on Vimeo.

Protectors tour: cross-movement resistance to Alton Gas

Throughout the spring of 2017 grassroots water protectors toured Nova Scotia to share information and stories about Alton gas with communities across the province. Speakers will focus on the fundamental problems with Alton Gas, the opportunities for popular resistance and policy change that it presents, and offer ways for new allies to offer support.


Halifax – Monday March 27, 6:30-8:30PM, Dalhousie Student Union Building (University Ave.) Video recording available here.

Antigonish – Wednesday April 5, 7-8:30PM, The People’s Place Library (283 Main Street). Video recording available here.

Sipekne’katik – Thursday May 11th 5:30-8:30, St Catherine’s Church basement. 517 Church St, Indian Brook (Sipekne’katik). This event was not recorded.

Mahone Bay – Friday May 12th 7-8:30, Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School Road, Mahone Bay. Video recording available here.

Eskasoni – July 18th, 7PM speakers start. Sarah Denny Cultural Centre, Eskasoni, Cape Breton. Video recording available here.

Media coverage of opposition:

Barlow buoys up Alton Gas protestors – Chronicle Herald

Sipekne’katik councillor says band not interested in Alton Gas benefits deal –

Standing Rock activist gives boost to water protectors – Enfield Weekly

Alton Gas detractors take a stand on a small Shubenacadie River Island- Local Xpress

Treaty truckhouse built along Shubenacadie River – Enfield Weekly

Alton Gas protesters to conduct their own Shubenacadie River research

Band applies for Stop Work Order from Department of Fisheries 

This is our warning. Mi’kmaq opponents of Alton Gas appeal to federal Fisheries minister – The Nova Scotia Advocate 

Mikmaq communities join forces in defence of the Bay of Fundy – Global News

Supreme Court dismisses Sipekne’katik band’s bid for Alton Gas work delay

More coverage on APTN,, CBC, and CTV.