Secwepemc Women Warrior Society disrupt meeting, No to Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline

Posted by admin on Jan 14th, 2014

Secwepemc Women Warrior Society disrupt meeting, No to Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline


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Tuesday, January 14, 2014, Tk’emlups, unceded, unsurrendered Secwepemc Nation, (Kamloops, Bc, Canada)

Secwepemc Women Warrior Society said a resounding No! to the Kinder Morgan pipeline today at an illegal engagement session between government and elected chief and council in Kamloops. The session was to push forward the federal government’s recent Eyford report on West Coast energy infrastructure and supposed “tanker safety”.



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Land is Life: Indigenous Defenders Speak!

Posted by admin on Dec 6th, 2013

Land is Life: Indigenous Defenders Speak!

Monday December 16th. Door at 6:00 pm, Event at 6:30 pm
Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, 1803 East 1st Ave (just east of Commercial Drive).
Unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territories.

Indigenous land defenders from across the interior and north will be converging in Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories in a few weeks for the Tsilhqot’in Mass Dance Ceremony on Dec 13 ( and Bring the NOIIse: A celebration of 10 years of NOII on Dec 15 (

On Monday December 16th, join us in a powerful panel to hear about ongoing frontline struggles by these communities to protect their lands, to assert their nationhood, and to defend their ways of life. These communities have all been asserting and exercising traditional governance, laws, and jurisdiction and have taken up courageous actions to stop mining, oil and/or gas development in their territories.

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Imperial Metals Operating without Consent: First Nations oppose mining on indigenous lands

Posted by admin on May 29th, 2013

Imperial Metals Operating without Consent:
First Nations oppose mining on Indigenous lands

Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories, May 29, 2013 – Today, members of the Neskonlith Secwepemc Nation and Ancestral Pride Ahousaht Sovereign Territory will join other First Nations and allies in voicing opposition to Imperial Metals (TSX: III) operations across British Columbia.

According to Janice Billy of the Secwepemc Nation, “We will be making our voice’s heard at the companies annual general meeting in Vancouver. In our territory as elsewhere, the company has not followed Canadian or international standards and legal obligations to obtain the free prior informed consent of the Indigenous peoples affected by its projects.”

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Secwepemc Sacred Water Declaration

Posted by admin on Feb 19th, 2013

Sacred Water Declaration

We are Speaking on behalf of our Nation and future generations, our relations, all entities, land, water, animals and plants, when we declare that our Water and Salmon are Sacred.

As Secwepemc, we are collectively responsible to take care of our land and water, to uphold all of our responsibilities and follow our Natural Laws, as was passed down to us from Tqelt Kukpi7 and our ancestors.
Therefore, we will not, under any condition, compromise the health of our water and our future generations.

We unanimously agree that all mining is detrimental to the health of our Nations’ water.

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Native Warrior Deported by Canadian Border Services Agency

Posted by admin on Jan 2nd, 2013


January 2013 – A young Indigenous land defender and father (name currently withheld) living on unceded Secwepemc territory has been detained and deported south of the colonial border by Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA).

No One Is Illegal-Vancouver Unceded Coast Salish Territories has been organizing in solidarity with Secwepemc land defenders for a decade. We have known this warrior and land defender for many years. This Indigenous Taino brother and his Secwepemc family have inspired people across Turtle Island to protect the land, to practice traditional ways, to raise proud and decolonizing families.

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No Mining In Our Sacred Headwaters

Posted by admin on Oct 23rd, 2012

Secwepemc are fighting the imperial metals ruddock creek project from operating in their Sacred Headwaters to the Adams River, World’s largest sockeye salmon spawning grounds. unsurrendered Secwepemc Territory.

Statement of the Second Indigenous Assembly Against Mining and Pipelines

Posted by admin on Nov 6th, 2011

Statement of the Second Indigenous Assembly Against Mining and Pipelines

November 6, 2011 Unceded Coast Salish Territories- Indigenous communities from across the province are gathering in Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories this weekend to oppose destructive mining and pipeline practices.

The Assembly is a united response to the Canadian Aboriginal Mining Association’s conference being held at the Pan Pacific Hotel this week. This pro-mining “Meeting Minds, Making Mines” Conference is seeking to create economic certainty for mining corporations operating on non-treatied unsurrendered native land. Grassroots Indigenous communities, however, are opposing these plans and have come together in the Second Indigenous Assembly Against Mining and Pipelines.

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Turning the Page on Colonial Oppression, Defenders of the Land Meets in Vancouver

Posted by admin on Mar 1st, 2010

Peter Kulchyski | March 1st 2010 | Canadian Dimenision

Early this fall, an event largely ignored by the mass media in Canada, took place in northwestern Ontario. A floatplane filled with equipment and staff from the Platinex mining company attempted to land on Big Trout Lake, known as Kitchenuhmaykoosib to the local Inninuwug. The chief and other members of the community got in their boats and played a game of “chicken” with the plane, maneuvering their boats in front of its landing trajectory to keep it from being able settle onto the lake. After making several attempts, the pilot turned around and returned south. A few months later the community heard the news that the Ontario government had bought out Platinex’s interest in the disputed territory (part of Treaty 9) and announced that the platinum mining development in the region would not proceed.

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Defenders of the Land, Private Property Abolitionists

Posted by admin on Jul 4th, 2009

By Shiri Pasternak. 06/04/2009. Indypendent Reader

Indigenous peoples in Canada have marked the geographical limits of capitalist expansion through more than five centuries of permanent resistance. Due to the geography of residual Aboriginal lands, they form a final frontier of capitalist penetration for natural resource extraction, agribusiness, and urban/suburban development. While much of the focus of the economic crisis has centred on foreclosures and job losses in the manufacturing and service sectors, a renewed push for resources – e.g. tar sands, timber, fisheries, mining, suburban sprawl – may tread in the old vices of colonialism, but it has also been ushered in by a new political economy of indigenous dispossession, and with it, spurred a new phase of resistance.

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NYM Warrior Shark Refused Bail; RCMP Targets His Wife

Posted by admin on Jun 12th, 2009


Native Youth Movement Warrior Shark is still denied bail by KKKlanada and the illegal province of so-called british columbia. He is being held captive for defending the Land and Secwepemc women and children against Sun Peaks resort corporation and their mercenaries the royal canadian mounted pigz (RCMP). His illegal capture took place on Thursday, May 21st, 2009, almost 8 years after he was charged with defending the Land and People. Now his wife is being targeted for being a community organizer.

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