"We Are All Treaty People" Strawbale House Resisting Alton Gas (photo by Sadie Beaton)

Peace, Friendship and Environmental Justice: The Alton Gas Resistance

https://soundcloud.com/sadie-beaton/peace-friendship-and-environmental-justice "We are all Treaty people." It's a phrase we're hearing more often these days. But what does it really mean, here in Mi'kma'ki? And what does it have to do with environmental justice? Most settlers don't think about the Treaties much. Even here in unceded Mi'kmaq territory, many of us imagine them as one-time … Continue reading Peace, Friendship and Environmental Justice: The Alton Gas Resistance

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Toxic Legacy: Setting a Context for Environmental Racism in Nova Scotia

https://soundcloud.com/sadie-beaton/ep2-shadesofgreenv2 Why are there so many garbage dumps close to African Nova Scotian communities? Why do Mi'kmaq communities experience food insecurity on their unceded territory? Who defines what counts as environmental racism? The roots of environmental racism run pretty deep in Nova Scotia.  About 500 years deep. On this episode of Shades of Green, we … Continue reading Toxic Legacy: Setting a Context for Environmental Racism in Nova Scotia

What is the environment and where is the justice?

https://soundcloud.com/sadie-beaton/what-is-the-environment-and-where-is-the-justice What is environmentalism? What do we mean when we talk about “the environment” here on unceded Mi'kmaq territory? Who defines what's included in that meaning, and what's left out?  At Shades of Green, these juicy questions have led to... well, more questions. The Canadian Encyclopedia tells us that the environmental movement got started in the … Continue reading What is the environment and where is the justice?

Mark Leeming

Mark Leeming is an historian, born in Pictou County, Nova Scotia and holds degrees from StFX, McMaster and Dalhousie. He is a recent SSHRC postdoctoral fellow through Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he studied the intellectual history of radical environmental ethics. He has published on the history of environmental protest music, on anti-nuclear activism and … Continue reading Mark Leeming