'New Brunswick fracking protests are the frontline of a democratic fight'
'Images of burning cars and narratives about Canadian natives breaking the law obscure the real story about the Mi'kmaq people's opposition. [...] It turns out the residents of Elsipogtog aren't criminal deviants. They are the frontline of a fight for the democratic and environmental will of New Brunswick.'
Levi-Peters says the Mi'kmaq remember the "audacity" all too well.' [...] 'How their nation signed a peace and friendship treaty in 1761 to let the English settle but not to trample Mi'kmaq interests. How [...] they came [..] for the timber, the fish, the wildlife. And then for the children, locked away in residential schools and split from their connection to the land. [...]
And how every act of resistance has been greeted by the same lectures from authority.'