The indigenous people of North America were living in harmony with the environment when Europeans invaded and took possession of their lands. These people viewed themselves as being a part of the vast web of life. The Europeans lead by the new capitalist class viewed nature as merely a thing that we humans should dominate and exploit.
Since then corporations and their financial backers have continued to rape and pillage these lands to satisfy their addictions to wealth and power. Oil shale fracking operations are now poisoning the ground waters on which all people depend for their survival. The indigenous, or First Nations people as they are referred to in Canada, are now leading the fight to save this vital gift of nature for all of us. In recent weeks...
...demonstrations broke out in cities across Canada, including Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa and Thunder Bay, as well as in New York and at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC.
This principled action by New Brunswick natives is being echoed in dozens of other campaigns by native communities across Canada, where natives are stubbornly refusing to be swallowed up by corporate Canada.