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In May 2016, Mi’kmaq Water Protectors, supported by non-Indigenous allies, set up a treaty truck house along the banks of the Sipekne’katik (Shubenacadie) River, near the Alton Gas brine-dumping site.
The Treaty Truck House and Treaty Camp were inaugurated 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. Join us as we learn from Mi’kmaq filmmaker Eliza Knockwood what inspired a small group of people to become Water Protectors—and learn how you, too, can take up this important work!