BC Chiefs hope treaty alliance will help stop unwanted pipeline projects

Chiefs from BC, Washington state sign on to treaty alliance against pipelines.

Tina House
APTN National News
Nearly 50 chiefs from British Columbia and Washington state have signed the treaty alliance to stop pipeline development.

They’re hoping the treaty will protect them from energy companies and the government.

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  1. It is my hope that with this Treaty Alliance, we are witness to the genesis of what will emerge as a global unification of Indigenous Peoples. By coming together to celebrate our elements of sameness we gain a strength that is impossible for Governments or their Corporate ownership to dismiss. The power to bring to account those who are at war with our Mother Earth is currently on display at Standing Rock and the anti DAPL movement that is spreading beyond political borders.
    We are blessed to still have left to us some elements of “freedom” in the media. In other parts of the Western Hemisphere, Indigenous People, even those who are recognized and applauded by the most prestigious environmental organizations, are simply murdered by government and corporate agents. This is done without exposure by what has become known as “mainstream media”. Yes, I make reference to the assassination of Berta Cáceres and others, but this tactic was mirrored in the recent use of mercenaries with attack dogs and the subsequent attempted suppression of any video evidence. Don’t like the story? Lock up the journalists. But, truth prevails. Slowly, media personalities emerged with the “story”. Reporters such as Amy Goodman and Lawrence O’Donnell were listened to, breaking the censorship attempted by Twitter and FaceBook and the outright denial that Indigenous Peoples were capable of coming together for any reason that was not of a nefarious nature. Broadcasts came through MSNBC, Democracy Now, and APTN, that were not reported on corporate colonial networks. And, … there was foreign media interest. So now, the world is watching.
    I raise my hands to APTN and say miigwetch for your part in bringing Indigenous issues to the world.
    Without going all full tilt manifesto on you, I hope to see an evolution to a world Indigenous broadcasting network.

    ~ Brian Provost, Watching Crows ~

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