Summer of Solidarity – A view from the sacred fire encampment in Elsipogtog
by Martha Stiegman and Miles Howe
ELSIPOGTOG, NEW BRUNSWICK – The sacred fire encampment in Elsipogtog, New Brunswick, has now entered its fourth week. United in their protest against SWN Resources Canada’s seismic testing, the sacred fire has drawn together a wide swath of the population, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.
While there has been understandable focus on arrests, threats, disregard for culture and tradition, and the destruction of SWN property, in this video we take a quick look at a day at the sacred fire where conversation, not confrontation, took place of precedence.