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General News · 4th December 2016
Sonya Friesen
On Dec 1 Cortes and Quadra residents marched in Campbell river in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. Adding our voices , echoing the statement made by Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault , "we call on the President to take all the appropriate steps to ensure water protectors are safe and that their rights to free speech and peaceful assembly are protected ". Those of us in Canada especially with respect to First Nations know this is not right to be taken for granted. We need to continue to stand up.
And some other opinions...
Comment by Walker Evans on 8th December 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-the-dakota-access-pipeline-is-really-about-1481071218

And...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/pro-pipeline-trans-mountain-first-nations-poverty-1.3886008

It's not as black and white an issue as its been portrayed.
What about Kinder Morgan ?
Comment by Walker Evans on 5th December 2016
The standing rock situation may have changed but it isn't over by a long shot. But closer to home, what about Kinder Morgan and its tripling of capacity ? And why are First Nations bands falling over like dominos ? The DAPL is serious but Kinder Morgan is right in our backyard. They are supported by Goldman Sachs and all the major Canadian banks. I'm glad the Northern Gateway pipeline is dead but it doesn't feel any better knowing the KM pipeline has been given the green light by Trudeau.
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/better-in-than-out-why-nine-vancouver-island-first-nations-signed-on-with-kinder-morgan
Standing with Standing Rock, North & South !
Comment by Nancy Beach on 5th December 2016
Well said, Sonya, thank you! And, looks like we won!

https://theecoreport.com/standing-rock-sioux-respond-corps-decision-not-grant-easement/

Congratulations to us all!