The Water Protectors Journey
Along the Sipekne’katik River
Come join us as we take you on a most intimate and personal journey along the Sipekne’katik River, which leads us to a sacred island known to the Mi’kmaq as the traditional campsite of Glooscap's grandmother. This is where we experience the vastness of what we are protecting and receive teachings from our Water Protectors and Grassroots Grandmothers.
Since May 2016 Mi’kmaq Water Protectors, supported by non-Indigenous allies, set up a treaty truck house along the banks of the Sipekne’katik River near the Alton Gas brine-dumping site.
The Treaty Truck House and Treaty Camp along the Sipekne'katik River was established through prayer and ceremony with grandmothers, women and men who are committed to the protection of the Water, Mother Earth and Treaty.
The dumping of millions of litres of brine into the Sipekne’katik River system each day would devastate the river and all the life that depends on it.
Together we can save the Sipekne’katik/Shubenacadie River for generations to come.
Excerpt from the documentary
“We look at this as part of Reconciliation; you know, when our allies come to honour the grandmothers, to honour the men, the youth that has been here, standing here with us...”
Treaty Truck House and StopAltonGas Background information:
Nova Scotians join Mikmaq communities, including, women, government and community members and our allies and landowners are standing up and saying ‘NO" to brine waste in our traditional territory.
The Treaty Truck House and Treaty Camp was established through prayer and ceremony with grandmothers, women and men who are committed to the protection of the water and Mother Earth and Treaty. We stand in unity to protect the sacred for our children, grandchildren and future generations.
Stop Alton Gas
All the work to stop Alton Gas and protect our water is done by grassroots activists who volunteer their time, and is made possible by generous donations from supporters like you.If you would like to send them a direct donation click here:
Wabanaki Territory Screenings
-REDTIDE International Indigenous
Climate Action Summit
May 4th at 7:30 pm
Te Kaha Marae, Te Kaha, New Zealand
-City Cinema, PEI May 6th at 4:00 pm
64 King St, Charlottetown, PE
-Summerside, PEI April 28th at 12:00 pm
Aboriginal Women's Association of PEI
-Halifax, NS April 15th at 11:45 am
St Andrew’s United Church, 6036 Coburg Rd.
-Halifax, NS March 31st at 11:00 am
Halifax Central Library
NB to be announced
Invite friends to the PEI premiere
It will be six months since we took our journey together along the Sipekne'katik River back in the fall of 2017. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about our Water Protectors at the river, who have been camped there since the fall of 2016. Their journey with the river long exceeds the duration of this film. This is their second winter at the river...
The dedication I saw exhibited within their ever-growing community is beyond captivating. Their devotion to the protection of the water is beyond heroic, it is life altering and truth-telling and most importantly Sacred.
It is a true honour to be premiering this documentary with our Water Protectors in K’jipuktuk and being together to share this journey with you all.