2nd Annual International Protest Against Canadian Hydro
Saint John Trade & Convention Centre, One Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
Why: The Canadian hydropower industry wants to double the amount of hydropower exported to the Northeast U.S. Northeast U.S. Governors are buying it! They ignore destruction caused by megadams & transmission corridors — cultural genocide of Indigenous communities & environmental, economic & social damage. Bring the megadams=megadamage message to them!
Indigenous community members who have been leading the Muskrat Falls resistance in Labrador, Canada will be attending. We will bring their voices to the Premiers and Governors – inside and outside the conference!
Encampment and solidarity building on Sunday, Sept. 8.
Supporters of this event: Labrador Land Protectors, United American Indians of New England, Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, Sierra Club, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, North American Megadam Resistance Alliance, Global Justice Ecology Project, Biofuelwatch, New Communities Project, Say NO to NECEC (Maine), Jones River Watershed Association, New York Environmental Law & Justice Project, 350 Maine, RESTORE: The North Woods, Toxics Action Center
RALLY & SPEECHES BY:
Indigenous Land and Water Defenders
Marjorie Flowers, Inuit of Nunatsiavut (Rigolet and Happy Valley-Goose Bay) arrested and jailed for protesting Muskrat Falls megadam.
Eldred Davis, Inuit Elder of NunatuKavut, arrested and jailed, most recently for breaking an injunction to take part in a ceremony on the Muskrat Falls construction site
Rita Monias, Pimicikamak Cree Nation, Manitoba, Member of Wa Ni Ska Tan, longtime advocate for communities impacted by megadams
Noretta Miswaggon, Pimicikamak Cree Nation, Executive Council Manitoba
Roberta Benefiel, Grand Riverkeeper Labrador
Nick Mercer, community based energy planner working in southeast Labrador
Meg Sheehan, USA, attorney and coordinator of NAMRA