To: National Energy Board

Demand the NEB respect Indigenous Rights! Sign to support Chippewas of the Thames First Nation!

Demand the NEB respect Indigenous Rights!  Sign to support Chippewas of the Thames First Nation!

I demand that the National Energy Board respect the Aboriginal and Treaty Rights of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. Enbridge has no right to pump dangerous oil through the community without consultation with, and consent from, Chippewas of the Thames, as well as other First Nations in Southern Ontario and Quebec. The NEB must reject Enbridge's 'leave to open' applications until the appeal is heard and First Nation rights are respected.

Why is this important?

Enbridge has filed 'leave to open' on Line 9 which means that by mid-October or early November, 2014, Line 9 could be pumping tar sands dilbit and fracked Bakken oil throughout southern Ontario and Quebec.

In June, 2014, the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation launched a legal challenge to the National Energy Board's approval of Line 9, stating that constitutional obligations for consultation and accommodation of Aboriginal rights had not been met.

THE CASE HAS NOT YET BEEN HEARD.

Enbridge is attempting to bypass the Court of Appeal in order to start pumping heavy oil through an aging pipeline built for light oil through 18 First Nations, many of whom were not consulted on the reversal project, as required by the Canadian Constitution. And the National Energy Board, closely tied to the Harper government and Big Oil, is likely to let Enbridge get away with it.

UPDATE:

The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation is appealing the National Energy Board's approval of Line 9, with the first court date set for June 16th!

Please consider supporting the community by contributing to the legal cost fund:
https://fundly.com/chippewas-of-the-thames-has-never-been-consulted?fb_action_ids=10155623814695165%2C10153205479245944&fb_action_types=og.shares

You can also show support by attending the court hearings and/or the court support rally:

When: Tuesday, June 16th, 11am
Where: 180 Queen Street West, Toronto
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/706501579458858/706523482790001/

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Reasons for signing

  • Well, I love all walks of life...especially Aisans. I love getting massages and if I'm lucky a happy ending is free. This petition is important to me as I would like to try some Native Indian poon as I am south Asian myself. Should be a good fit as long as I can get my fist deep in there. My name is Paul Thomas and I endorse this message.
  • This is not the kind of oil that goes on salad or basenji nuts. If there was a spill there would be untold damage to the Malaysian dung beetle population which produces bio-fuel for valuable 9-volt battery packs. Also giant pipes are extremely phallic and an affront to mother nature's pristine hotbox.
  • Because I believe in truth and justice.

Updates

2015-05-14 23:00:01 -0400

The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation is appealing the National Energy Board's approval of Line 9, with the first court date set for June 16th.

Please consider supporting the community by contributing to the legal cost fund: https://fundly.com/chippewas-of-the-thames-has-never-been-consulted?fb_action_ids=10155623814695165%2C10153205479245944&fb_action_types=og.shares

You can also show support by attending the court support rally:

When: Tuesday, June 16th, Noon
Where: 180 Queen Street West, Toronto
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/706501579458858/706523482790001/

2015-05-05 21:55:02 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2014-10-09 17:23:52 -0400

500 signatures reached

2014-10-02 13:05:39 -0400

100 signatures reached

2014-10-02 11:49:23 -0400

50 signatures reached

2014-10-02 11:29:47 -0400

25 signatures reached

2014-10-02 11:13:14 -0400

10 signatures reached