Winds of Change – Aug 15 2013 – Zoe Blunt and the Unis’tot’en Camp, Diane McNally and Lolita the Whale, Chrissy Brett and BC’s children in gov’t care

Zoe (wildcoast.ca) and the Social Coast bus delivered people and supplies to the Unis’tot’en Camp, on traditional unceded untreatied Wetsuwet’en territory in Northern BC.  There, earth defenders are building traditional pit houses and permaculture gardens to maintain a presence in the industrial paths of pipeline destruction.  Already a year behind schedule, creating uncertainty in the market for tarsands oil and natural gas extracted by highly destructive fracking methods, this is the final frontier in wilderness defence.  Then, Diane McNally and Lolita, an Orca taken from the wild to swim in circles in a Florida tank the past 43 years, and the campaign to retire and return her home.  Finally, Chrissy Brett speaks about her frustrations with both the settler colonialist government and indigenous band councils who are all talk and no action when it comes to caring for children in poverty.

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About Janine Bandcroft

The Winds of Change airs every other Thursday 11-noon from CFUV listener supported radio in Victoria, on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples. You can listen live anytime at cfuv.ca (it's a great station) and if you're able, we'd really appreciate if you contribute (even 5 bucks) to our annual funding drive.
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