Mi’kmaq Women Shut Down Energy Minister Briefing

by Cameron Fenton / Powershift Canada

This morning (March 31) Mi’kmaq women shut down a Maritimes Energy Association briefing held at the Westin Nova Scotian
by Nova Scotia Energy Minister Andrew Younger intended to give a briefing on the Province’s plan to move forward on oil and gas projects. The action was supported by an occupation of the hotel lobby organized by youth attending PowerShift Atlantic this past weekend. Over a hundred youth occupied the hotel lobby to support Indigenous communities in rejecting the Energy East tar sands pipeline and increased fracking pushes in Atlantic Canada.

PowerShift organizers dropped two banners and carried mock fossil fuel infrastructure to call out the ridiculous plans of the fossil fuel industry to endanger water and devastate the climate.


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