Protecting Land is Anti-Colonial Work

Protecting Land is Anti-Colonial Work

Before we begin, we would like to acknowledge the six nations of the grand river territory on whose territory this enbridge site resides and which we are currently occupying.

The Harbinger

Before we begin, we would like to acknowledge the six nations of the grand river territory on whose territory this enbridge site resides and which we are currently occupying. We also offer respect to our Attawandaron, Anishinaabe and Métis neighbours and strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

Just as we come here today to challenge line 9, we also strive to honour the Two Row Wampum, and foster positive relationships while challenging destructive ones.

In land protection, we are taking direction and leadership from Indigenous struggles and knowledge. Safeguarding our land and water is an anti-colonial struggle, not simply an environmental one. It is important to always incorporate this into our critical analysis. We are here as a result of blood that has been shed by colonization, and our clean land and water is here thanks to the stewardship of those who came 7 generations before us.

Our land…

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