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Summer of Solidarity – A View from the Sacred Fire Encampment in Elsipogtog

Posted on the 04 July 2013 by Earth First! Newswire @efjournal


Martha Stiegman and Miles Howe / Halifax Media Coop 

The sacred fire encampment in Elsipogtog, New Brunswick, has now entered its fourth week. United in their protest against SWN Resources Canada’s seismic testing, the sacred fire has drawn together a wide swath of the population, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.

While there has been understandable focus on arrests, threats, disregard for culture and tradition, and the destruction of SWN property, in this video we take a quick look at a day at the sacred fire where conversation, not confrontation, took precedence.

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