12 Mar '18, 11am

The indigenous communities fighting back in Canada, writes @Katie_Dancey for the @LushTimesEN

Standing before Little Shuswap Lake, where ice has formed into wave-like crests and ominous mountains disappear into deep cloud, there is a feeling of deep peace that you feel you could stand and soak up forever. Deer tracks flit across the snow, and birds of prey hover overhead. But with the bitter winter chill comes a reminder of the destruction that could soon fall upon the surrounding land. In future years, will the water in the lake still be clean? Will bears and coyote still live here peacefully? Pipeline expansion In Canada, we are meeting indigenous groups at the forefront of climate action. So many people tell us that everything is connected by water. What we soon discover is that many of these communities are connected by something else - an oil pipeline that is about to rip through their land. One of those groups is the Tiny House Warriors, and Little Shuswap La...

Full article: https://theecologist.org/2018/mar/12/indigenous-communiti...

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