Indigenous Resistance to the enbridge northern gateway pipeline. Pictured:

  • Nuxalk House of Smayusta banner at Bella Coola, central coast of BC. 
  • “No Pipeline: Enbridge Dirty Oil Burned the Last Bridge”- Art by Gord Hill (Kwakwaka’wakw). From Hill’s Warrior Publications site. 
  • Yinka Dene protest proposed Enbridge pipeline, April 2011.
  • Hundreds rally in Comox against proposed Enbridge pipeline and increased tanker traffic on the coast, March 31, 2012.  
  • Heiltsuk hereditary chiefs greet government officials conducting Enbridge hearings in Bella Bella, April 1, 2012.  

Take action! Upcoming events:

May 1-9

Yinka Dene Alliance Freedom Train. The Yinka Dene Alliance is taking a Freedom Train across Canada to enforce their legal ban on the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipelines and tankers project, and to stand up for their freedom to choose their own future. They are travelling from their territories in northern BC all the way to Enbridge’s annual shareholders meeting in Toronto.

May 5, 2012

International Stop the Tar Sands Day. Worldwide events listed here.

Climate Impacts Day.  Find an event happening near your community with 350.org’s map tool. 

Global Indigenous Conference 2012 at the UBC First Nations Longhouse. I am on the planning committee, check it out!

More resources:






(via lastrealindians)

RPM Podcast #014: “Mesoamerica”

In the 14th episode of the RPM Podcast, host Ostwelve speaks with two musical architects of the Mexican Indigenous revival - Yaotl of Aztlan Underground and Zero from El Vuh.

On the flags of Canada and U.S.A. there’s nothing that speaks of pre-colonial times – nothing to symbolize the long history of Indigenous peoples on these lands. But look at the flag of Mexico and see smack in the middle a golden eagle with a serpent in its claws. That is an Aztec symbol.

Scholars like to talk about the Aztec civilization as though it’s a thing of the past, but as the flag suggests Aztec culture is alive and kicking with a rhythmic revolution.

To listen to the podcast, click here..