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This week in Vancouver and Montréal, 80 First Nations and tribes across Canada signed a historic agreement to “collectively challenge and resist the use of our respective territories and coasts in connection with the expansion of the production of the Alberta Tar Sands, including for the transport of such expanded production, whether by pipeline, rail or tanker.”

See the text of the treaty here: http://www.treatyalliance.org/

News Coverage:

The Globe and Mail: “First Nations Coalition Vows to Resist Increased Transport of Crude Through Territories

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/first-nations-coalition-vows-to-resist-increased-transport-of-crude-through-territories/article32001239/

The National Observer – http://www.nationalobserver.com/2016/09/22/news/first-nations-across-north-america-sign-treaty-alliance-against-oilsands
The FInancial Post

“We are allying together to make sure people understand that no means no. The way things are going, it is getting hard to see a future past two generations, let alone being able to plan for 7 more generations.”

Grand Chief Serge ‘Otsi’ Simon
Mohawk Council of Kanesatake

“There is an Indigenous spiritual rising after the attempted genocide of our Peoples. They tried to bury us. But what they didn’t know is that we’re seeds and we’re growing.”

Rueben George
Manager of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust Initiative

“We want pipelines and infrastructure that’s for people and communities—not for oil companies that are going to poison our water and lead to more of the climate change destroying the planet. Our Indigenous communities need clean water pipes—not oil pipelines.”

Winona Laduke
Native American activist and executive director of the group Honor the Earth

“The solutions to the climate crisis are at hand and some of our Nations have taken the lead in implementing them.”

Grand Chief Derek Nepinak
The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

“We urgently need to get off oil to prevent a climate disaster for our People—not to dig a deeper hole.”

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip
Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs

 

 

 

British Columbia
ʔAq’am
Adams Lake
Boothroyd
Boston Bar First Nation
Carrier Sekani Tribal Council
Nadleh Whut’en First Nation (Yinka Dene Alliance)
Nak’azdli Whut’en (Yinka Dene Alliance)
Saik’uz First Nation (Yinka Dene Alliance)
Stellat’en First Nation
Takla First Nation (Yinka Dene Alliance)
Tl’azt’en Nation (Yinka Dene Alliance)
Ts’il Kaz Koh
Wet’suwet’en Nation (Yinka Dene Alliance)
Coldwater
Dzawada’enuxw First Nation
Esk’etemc (Alkali Lake)
Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs
Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw
Haisla Nation
Heiltsuk Nation
Katzie First Nation
Kwakiutl
Kwantlen First Nation
Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation
Kwikwetlem First Nation
Lil’wat
Lower Nicola Indian Band / Nlaka’pamux
Lyackson First Nation
Lytton First Nation
Neskonlith Indian Band / Secwepemc
Nooaitch
Ntequem
Nuxalk
Penelakut Tribe
Penticton Indian Band
Prophet River First Nation
Quatsino
Seabird Island
Skeetchestn Indian Band
Skuppah Indian Band
Songhees
Snuneymuxw
Spuzzum
Sts’ailes
St’uwtéws (Bonaparte) / Secwepemc Sumas First Nation
T’it’q’et / St’at’imc
Tl’esqox First Nation / Tsilhqo’tin
Tsartlip First Nation
Ts’kw’aylaxw First Nation
Tsleil-Waututh Nation
West Moberly First Nation
Whispering Pines / Clinton Indian Band
Xaxli’p / St’at’imc
Xaxtsa / St’at’imc
Xeni Gwet’in / Tsilhqot’in
Yaqan
Nukiy (Lower Kootenay Band)
Yunesit’in / Tsilhqot’in

Minnesota
White Earth Nation

North Dakota
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Washington State
Lummi Nation

 

Quebec

Kebaowek First Nation
Lac Simon
Long Point First Nation
Malécite de Viger Manawan
Mi’gmawi Mawiomi
Gesgapegiag
Gespeg
Listuguj
Mohawks of Kahnawá:ke
Mohawks of Kanesatake
Nation Innue Ekuanitshit
Essipit
Matimekush-lac John
Nutashkuan
Pakua shipi
Pekuakamiulnuatsh
Pessamit
Uashat mak Mani-utenam
Unamen Shipu
Opitciwan
Pikogan
Timiskaming

Ontario

Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing First Nation
Eagle Lake First Nation
Six Nations of the Grand River

New Brunswick
Wolastoq Grand Council

Manitoba
O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation

Minnesota
White Earth Nation
North Dakota
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Washington State
Lummi Nation