Mother Earth and Resource Extraction: Women Defending Land and Water

The Mi’kmaw Grandmothers and Alton Gas

In this Story of Courage, the Mi’kmaw Grandmothers recount their struggle for the protection of Mother Earth against the Alton Gas project in the Province of Nova Scotia.

The video was recorded in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more on the Mi’kmaw Grandmothers and the Alton Gas project, read the report “Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Grandmothers - Land/Water Defenders Sharing and Learning Circle: Generating Knowledge for Action.” 
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The production of this video was funded through a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Engage Grant awarded to Sherry Pictou, PhD (Dalhousie University) and KAIROS Canada.

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