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Forum Post: "My Nation Will Stop the Pipeline"

Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 10, 2013, 1:42 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (5827)
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Dene chief: 'My nation will stop the pipeline'

It was going to be the biggest private construction project in history. But before a pipeline could be built from the Beaufort Sea to energy-hungry markets in the south, the impact on the North's people, economy and environment had to be determined. That task was given to Justice Thomas Berger, who embarked on an extraordinary three-year odyssey across the Arctic. His report shocked the government that appointed him, and was heralded by some as "Canada's Native Charter of Rights."

The Berger Inquiry crosses Northern Canada, hearing testimony from hundreds of natives, Metis and white residents in every community it can reach. The most dramatic moment of the inquiry comes when Fort Good Hope Chief Frank T'Seleie gives an impassioned speech against the pipeline. He tells Foothills Pipelines president Bob Blair, "You are the 20th century General Custer. You are coming with your troops to slaughter us and steal land that is rightfully ours."

Great video in the link - please watch for real inspiration -


The capitalist's war against Native Americans continues to this day.

Stop the pipeline.



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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Awesome - may all peoples experience the Dene awakening/awareness and dedication to their people land environment health and way of life.


People please share out - forward - circulate - in the effort to wake all of humanity.


[-] 0 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 5 years ago

I really suggest people to read Days of Destruction Days of Revolt that discusses this form of capitalism in terms he calls "capitalism's sacrifice zones."

He discusses these pipelines, fracking, and much more. I actually first heard of story about General Custer in his book.

Now capitalism, specifically Transcanada, is trying to invade and destroy land for their keystone pipeline. Which so many Americans seem to support despite the facts previously mentioned as well as the fact that even transcanada has said it will be used to increase American energy costs by up to 4 billion a year. The pipeline is a lose/lose for the people and only a win for a few CEO's.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Time has moved forward - technology has grown - the evil/destruction of greed has grown - Time For Humanity To Grow and end the needless destruction of each other and our world.