Sometimes I think only the Native nations are the ones willing to lay down their lives for the environment.
In this photo, land defenders occupy the offices of Imperial Metal in Vancouver, Canada. The president of Imperial Metals, Bryan Kynoch, stands behind them.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM YUCT NE SENXIMETKWE CAMP, August 9, 2016
WE SUCCESSFULLY OCCUPIED IMPERIAL METALS TODAY.
Two years after the Mount Polley disaster, Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Society and Ancestral Pride had an action today to show Imperial Metals that we will escalate resistance until they cease and desist all mining operation in our Indigenous territories. Imperial Metals ordered thirty police offers to violently assault Indigenous women and supporters, with four arrests and many bruised bodies. But our spirits are high and we know the world is watching, we have support from around the world. We are holding their responsible for the violence against Indigenous lands and Indigenous women. We sent a message to investors and shareholders, including President Brian Kynoch who was in the office…
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