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After 5 years of asking, the NFB has returned my #J11 footage (600GB). At the height of #IdleNoMore I was asked to make a micro film for the NFB ($10K total budget). We used 3 cell phones. We were in the Chiefs’ main assembly, AFN/PTO back rooms, the Governor General’s mansion.
It’s a fascinating and heartbreaking look at the political processes FN bands are forced to participate in, tinkering around the Indian Act, tinkering around the edges of a system meant to kill us. The week of Jan. 6-11, 2013 forever changed so many lives. #J11
Harper rammed Bill C45 through the house. It was an omnibus bill that threatened to have devastating effects on Indigenous People in Canada. December 2012, Idle No More cemented it’s place in Indigenous Peoples’ long-standing resistance history. It was a beautiful & sacred time.
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First let’s talk about basic Indigenous rights, then we’ll get to reconciliation

The 2 events are aspects of the same fight — "to be fairly, legally recognized in a country that spins stories about the sincerity of reconciliation...."
Thread: Unist'ot'en camp awaits RCMP after injunction enforced at Gidimt'en anti-pipeline checkpoint.

Mounties enforcing court order to allow pipeline company access to northern B.C. road and bridge

#bcpoli #cdnpoli…
Trudeau's meeting with Indigenous leaders changed venues after First Nations pipeline protest

Trudeau addressed Indigenous forum in Ottawa as First Nations protesters marched through city…
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1) Conservative collusion with the oil industry, stacking the NEB with industry insiders, & gutting Canada’s environmental protections led to the failure of Northern Gateway (NG), TMX, the creation of #IdleNoMore, entrenched pipeline opposition, and #cdnpoli #abpoli #bcpoli
2) to Bill C69 and:

Fisheries Act no longer protects most fish

Navigable Waters Act doesn't protect most lakes/rivers

Environmental Assessment Act replaced with a skinny law probably written on a napkin

Round Table on Environment & Economy dismantled

But Harper wasn’t done!
3) He demonized the environmental movement & aboriginal groups, and laid the groundwork for conspiracy theories: anti-oil-activists were a threat to national security, were “eco-terrorists” or “violent aboriginal extremists”, & that foreign money was blocking oilsands expansion.
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