Nalcor’s use of court injunctions and the government’s approval of RCMP deployment to quell resistance to Muskrat Falls are common tactics used to remove Indigenous people from their lands and facilitate resource development, says Shiri Pasternak.
“In this day and age, silence is being used to the advantage of those who wish to quell any resistance to ‘development’ by the people.”
Water levels in the Muskrat Falls reservoir have dropped 60 centimetres since a June 21 commitment from Nalcor that the water would be returned to levels that would “typically be seen at this time of year.”
When it comes to Inuk land protector Beatrice Hunter’s shameful treatment, everyone is trying to pass the buck — including those who bear ultimate responsibility.
Inuk grandmother and land protector speaks out from Her Majesty’s Penitentiary.
The Inuk land protector and grandmother is not a threat. She’s a political prisoner.
Locals debate whether, and how, to stop Muskrat Falls before any further damage is done.
Amid claims of double standards, questions of politics, justice and reconciliation remain unanswered.
Land protectors and other members of Labrador’s grassroots not appeased by leaders’ agreement, revive protests and call for United Nations intervention.
The RCMP and the federal government need to consider their next steps very carefully.
The response of police and politicians raises serious questions about power and privilege in this province.
Father, Inuk artist and North West River resident Billy Gauthier launches hunger strike to protect the land, water, animals and people downstream from Muskrat Falls, urges Labradorians to fight.
“The best safeguard to me personally is to not go ahead with the project. But there’s a reality there, and as much as I want or I wish, that the project isn’t going to be stopped.”
Simultaneous protests against Muskrat Falls and Nalcor planned for Labrador and St. John’s on Friday, with further actions in the works for Monday as part of a national Indigenous day of action.
As elders, river protectors and other concerned locals vow more direct actions, Labrador MP Yvonne Jones says she has alerted the Prime Minister of concerns as the federal government considers a loan guarantee to the province to finish construction of the controversial hydro project.
As the megaproject inches closer to reality, opposition to its deadly impact is growing.
With first flooding of the Muskrat Falls reservoir only two weeks away, the Nunavut star throat singer says “everyone should be protesting.”
Gathered in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Friday, residents of communities around Lake Melville cited methylmercury, the North Spur and colonization as main concerns around Muskrat Falls. Many want the project shut down, and some are planning direct action on Monday.
Anxiety rises in Labrador as the province and Nalcor ignore recommendations from scientists and Indigenous leaders to clear dam’s reservoir and minimize the threat of methylmercury poisoning in communities downstream.
“It’s absolutely unacceptable. This is human life, this is a traditional way of living,” says student who posted hundreds of posters condemning Liberal MHAs.