I can’t imagine any white landowner just passively standing by while an oil company moves in and starts sending poisonous water through a shaft in fracking or for oil exploration. Why should the Mi’kmaq be any different? I mean, they are only requiring that the oil companies TRY to get the Mi’kmaq permission. They aren’t mandating that they get it in writing, and who is paying what to whom, who is responsible for damages, environmental concerns, etc. This would not be tolerated if it were a white landowner.
Inspired by the victory of B.C.’s Tsilhqot’in Nation, Kenneth Francis of New Brunswick’s Elsipogtog First Nation wants to lead his people into court
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