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
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
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to be invited to visit elder Alan Knockwood’s house in Sipeknekatik . Alan Knockwood is an Elder and A Pipe carrier. He is also active as a Human Rights consultant and Historian. It was a glorious, welcoming place with open doors for pets and … Continue reading Alan Knockwood and Wallace Nevin
Part two of our conversation. Part one is here.
A member of Millbrook First Nation in Truro, Catherine Martin is an independent film producer, director, writer, facilitator, communications consultant, community activist, teacher, drummer, and the first female Mi’kmaw filmmaker from the Atlantic region. She also holds the Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. Catherine’s daughter Natalie Clifford is a lawyer … Continue reading Catherine Martin and Natalie Clifford, pt 1
Our guests today are Mi'kmaq land defender Michelle Paul, Sipekne'katik Warrior Chief Jim Maloney and treaty defender Kevin Christmas. They’ve all been involved in the fight to stop a natural gas storage project that threatens the health of the Shubenacadie River.