Understanding Canada’s “Standing Rock” Protests
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FEATURING WILL GEORGE – A massive battle to protect indigenous lands in British Columbia, Canada has drawn comparisons to the Standing Rock protests in the North Dakota last year against the Dakota Access Pipeline. At stake in the Canadian struggle has been a major pipeline by North America’s largest energy infrastructure corporation, Kinder Morgan.
After months of opposition, that included over a hundred arrests, Kinder Morgan has said the pipeline may be untenable, offering a glimpse of a partial victory for indigenous activists. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who has sold himself as a climate-friendly leader, has gone as far as offering Kinder Morgan financial incentives to continue the project. Trudeau, who is currently visiting the UK was met by protesters against the pipelines holding signs that read, “Crudeau Oil.”
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Will George, spokesperson for Protect the Inlet, member of the Tsleil-waututh Nation.