A recent Canadian survey conducted by the polling firm, Environics, again demonstrates that it is a small minority of radicals who are trying to drive the political agenda.
Over the past few months, a small mixture of environmental fanatics and Indigenous hereditary chiefs and their supporters have been trying to block the construction of a natural gas pipeline in British Columbia, Canada. READ: BC LNG pipeline workers besieged by protesters, arrests made
The way the main stream media portrays it, you would think that all Indigenous people are opposed to the construction of pipelines in Canada.
In fact, they aren’t.
According to the Environics’ poll, 65% of the indigenous people who live on rural reserves in British Columbia are in favour of the pipelines.
The Indigenous Resource Network explains:
We conducted a professional poll in May with Environics looking at Indigenous people living in rural/reserve communities and their attitudes to resource development. Indigenous people in BC had the highest support for oil & gas development of any province – 65%.
BC First Nations have been discussing the pros and cons of natural gas and CGL for YEARS. There have been referendums, multiple election cycles, negotiations, consultations. And hard work to train community members and build business structures in order to benefit properly.
It’s difficult to watch “allies” talk about supporting Indigenous sovereignty & rights but dismiss the majority who want that development.
You don’t have to support natural gas. But maybe think about how you’re using the Wetsuweten Nation to further your agenda, not theirs.
Meanwhile, Canada’s grandfather of environmental fanaticism, David Suzuki, stated at a recent Extinction Rebellion protest in Vancouver that if governments don’t start obeying these extremists it may result in people trying to bomb the pipelines. READ: David Suzuki says he doesn’t regret remarks about pipelines being blown up
Nothing new to report here. That has been going on for a few years now. READ: B.C. pipeline bombed for sixth time
Of course, where would we be without a bit of environmental fanatic hypocrisy. It’s winter in Canada, and apparently the anti-pipeline protestors are using ‘evil’ propane to keep themselves warm during their protests. READ: Anti-pipeline protestors appear to light propane-powered firepit to keep warm
Who are these hereditary chiefs?
Today, Indian bands in Canada operate on a democracy and people elect their chiefs. Hereditary chiefs are hold-overs from the ancient practice of people inheriting tribal leadership through family ties. Of course, there is nothing stopping them from becoming chief through an election, except, perhaps, the will of the people.
US rail line sabotage connected to BC pipeline protests?
Meanwhile, in the US, there were several alleged attempts to sabotage rail lines in Washington State in 2020, that could have potentially derailed trains.
Breaking 911 explains that shortly after this started, an anarchist group claimed responsibility for the sabotage and said they were doing it to support Canada’s anti-pipeline protests:
“This claim of responsibility stated that the shunting activity was carried out in solidarity with Native American tribes in Canada seeking to prevent the construction of an oil pipeline across British Columbia, and with the express goal of disrupting BNSF operations and supplies for the pipeline,” says the complaint.“
According to Breaking911, in November 2020, the FBI arrested two people for the alleged sabotage attempts.
READ: 2 Leftist Women Arrested On Charges Of Terrorist Attack on a Railroad AND from the Justice Department Pair charged with interfering with safety on railroad tracks