Category Archives: Economic Interference

‘Not With A Bang, But A Whimper’

“On Thursday morning {Feb. 23, 2017}, law enforcement entered the ‘Oceti Sakowin’ camp to do a final sweep before officially shutting it down, ending a months-long protest against the completion of the nearby ‘Dakota Access Pipeline’. 

erblnotwithabangbutawhimper800x800“The Oceti Sakowin camp was the largest of several temporary camps on the northern edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Protesters have been living on this land for months…

“The ‘North Dakota Joint Information Center’ reports that 46 people were arrested today. Others left the camp voluntarily throughout the day, according to a news release from the center… Continue reading ‘Not With A Bang, But A Whimper’

‘Pipeline Phobia’

‘Standing Rock Aboriginal Protest Leader Advises and Encourages Illegal Anti-pipeline Actions in Canada’:

“There really isn’t much of a border when it comes to these issues…”
{In her speech, she refers to “so-called Canada”…}

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“Dozens of people packed a free, public event {Paid for and initiated by U.S.-organized and funded ‘Leadnow’. See below…} Thursday evening in Vancouver to hear about how ‘direct-action’ {‘illegal’} protests have affected the ‘Dakota Access Pipeline’, and whether those tactics might ‘translate’ to ‘Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby Mountain project.  Continue reading ‘Pipeline Phobia’

‘Chief Lashes Out At ‘Evil Bitches’

“West Moberly ‘First Nation’ {a B.C. ‘nation’ of 274 people} Chief Roland Willson has lashed out at Premier Christy Clark and BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald in a ‘Facebook’ post, calling them “evil bitches”. 

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“The West Moberly are one of two ‘First Nations’ fighting Hydro’s Site C dam project in federal court…
{They just lost their case in the B.C. Supreme Court – see below. They are also suing in Federal Court…}

“In the comments section, Willson also posted a photo of a cartoon middle finger, with the caption, “Hey Christy and Jessica!”  Continue reading ‘Chief Lashes Out At ‘Evil Bitches’

‘Manitoba: Another Illegal Blockade’

In the past, when tribes have illegally blockaded Manitoba roadways and Manitoba Hydro, the Province has not only NOT arrested the criminals, but has given in to the extortion. The result – of course – is yet another blockade… ERBLManitoba-AnotherIllegalBlockade800x800

“Around a dozen people from the Opaskwayak Cree ‘Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 5,315 people} and their supporters have erected a {dangerous and illegal} blockade on a major highway in northern Manitoba, stopping trucks and equipment bound for a massive hydroelectric development project. 

Continue reading ‘Manitoba: Another Illegal Blockade’

‘Fish Farms Update’

James Quatell, Wei Wai Kum elder, went so far as to compare fish farms to residential schools. He said it is just a different form of ‘genocide’…

Ernest Alfred, another ‘delegate’ speaking against fish farms, said…

We are the leadership here, we are the protection here and we are going to have to say something, we are going to have to take control”… ERBLFishFarmsUpdate800x800

Around 50 people gathered at the ‘Discovery Marina’ {Campbell River, B.C.} on Aug. 29 to protest fish farming on traditional {former} ‘First Nation’s territory. The group of around 50 walked down the road from the spit to the Big House…

From the Big House the group crossed the Island Highway to serve ‘Marine Harvest’ with an {illegal, unauthorized and unenforcable} eviction notice.  Continue reading ‘Fish Farms Update’

‘Pushing The Limits’

More aboriginal infighting has resulted in arrests, as a group of self-styled ‘warriors’ tried to interfere with a legally-operating fish farm – a venture supported by their own tribe’s elected leadership. Last week, a different tribe issued an ‘eviction’ notice to another legal and licensed operation. This is just the beginning of the chaos that will result from our Supreme Court’s expansion of racial privilege: ERBLPushingTheLimits800x800

“Four members of the Yaakswiis ‘Warriors’ — whose members are part of the Ahousaht ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 1,973 people} — were arrested this week after {illegally} protesting a fish farm operation north of Tofino. Continue reading ‘Pushing The Limits’

‘Dealing With Dysfunction’

Instead of accommodating race laws, it would be far better for everyone if industry would release statements to the Canadian people on the ridiculousness of this system, and the limited economic future that awaits Canada if we continue down this path.

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The ‘Consult and Accommodate’ dictum is nothing but structural racism and it is historically and legally unjust, based on erroneous rulings from a Supreme Court that puts the earnings of the legal profession ahead of the welfare and future of Canada. It forces companies to deal with {‘bribe’} numerous Band councils, the majority of which are, at worst, dysfunctional, and at best, simply corrupt.

Both the Chief in the story below, and the Supreme Court, need a quick refresher course on the Treaties {in this case, the ‘James Bay Treaty’}, which they – and you – can find immediately after this news story:  Continue reading ‘Dealing With Dysfunction’

‘Shooting Ourselves in the Foot…’

With an Aboriginal Industry constantly taking economic projects to court, the effects of Race Based Law are being felt more and more: 

“Canada’s business climate is becoming increasingly uncertain and we see this as a problem.

“Prudent investors look for certainty and stability when they shop their dollars around. If Canada wants to attract the investment it needs to sustain a robust economy, it must present a vastly different picture from the one it’s displaying now.

“If Canada becomes known for a business environment subject to continuing and extended government approval delays, course-changes, {court challenges} and not keeping up its end of the bargain, potential investors will take their business elsewhere, hurting everyone in Canada. ERBLShootingOurselvesInTheFoot800x800“The most recent illustration popped up right in our backyard. The Federal Court of Appeal last month overturned the federal government’s approval of the Enbridge ‘Northern Gateway’ pipeline project… The Court found that the federal government had not ‘adequately consulted’ with ‘First Nations’ groups…

Based on previous approval from the federal government, other groups involved had, in good faith, been investing time, energy and money, upholding their commitments and doing their part. Notably, the chief proponent, ‘Enbridge’, the company behind the Northern Gateway project, went through extensive consultations with aboriginal groups… Continue reading ‘Shooting Ourselves in the Foot…’

‘Race-Based Control Of Resources?’

‘One in six ‘First Nations’ vows to block pipelines; all claim veto power’ 

Photo: TREVOR HAGAN -- THE CANADIAN PRESS
Photo: TREVOR HAGAN — THE CANADIAN PRESS

“More than 130 ‘First Nations’ {leaders} are dead-set against pipeline and energy development, Assembly of ‘First Nations’ National Chief Perry Bellegarde said Tuesday.

{Would the tribal members also be opposed if it meant no more electricity for their reserves? Where do they expect the power to come from, without any ‘energy development’?}

The rest are demanding an ‘absolute veto’ over any proposed developments before they’ll even begin negotiations with governments and energy companies. And if that slows Canadian energy development to a crawl, so be it.  Continue reading ‘Race-Based Control Of Resources?’

‘This Isn’t Religion, It’s Madness’

“In September, 2009 {18 YEARS after the first proposal and 5 years after the completion of the decade-long environmental assessment!}, the Ktunaxa leaders DECLARED THEIR ABSOLUTE OPPOSITION to any permanent project such as was proposed, BECAUSE OF THE “SACRED SIGNIFICANCE” OF THE ENTIRE AREA. The “sacred value” of the area only came to the fore in 2009, when it became “a life and death matter”.

“This isn’t messianism; it isn’t even reverence, or spirituality. It is bunk. Are we all mad?” ERBLThisIsn’tReligion,It’sMadness800x800 Continue reading ‘This Isn’t Religion, It’s Madness’