This wish and support comes as First Nations groups in New Brunswick stage a series of demonstrations, including plans for a “sacred fire” blockade, in protest of plans to restart exploratory fracking in their province.
As an energized First Nations fracking resistance movement continues to rage across New Brunswick, Canada, environmentalists are celebrating in the neighboring province of Newfoundland and Labrador where government officials announced in the last few weeks a moratorium on the dangerous and polluting gas drilling process.
“Our government will not be accepting applications for onshore and onshore to offshore petroleum exploration using hydraulic fracturing,” Natural Resources Minister Derrick Dalley said speaking before the State’s House of Assembly.
“Our first consideration is the health and safety of our people. In making this decision, our government is acting responsibly and respecting the balance between economic development and environmental protection,” Dalley added. The provincial government plans to assess the geological impact of fracking and open the review process to public comment.
However, in other places success has not come yet. “From coast to coast, communities are calling for a stop to fracking,” adds Emma Lui, national water campaigner for the Council of Canadians. “Now that Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador have put moratoriums on fracking, and Nova Scotia effectively has a moratorium while undergoing an independent review, it’s time for other provinces and the federal government to do the same.”
We wish to pass this prayer to you all who are so bravely resisting with the hope that the spirit of the prayer will strengthen you, guide you, and help you know there are many sending their energy to you.
A Wakan Wochekiye – “A Sacred Prayer”
May the Creator, Great Mystery, Wakan Tanka, bless You all the days of your life.
May your spirit be awake and aware… may it soar with gladness.
May your mind be sharp, and your body good & whole.
May you have internal strength, and gain knowledge and wisdom to guide your way.
May you walk tall in truth, honor & respect others.
May your journey on this world be long and prosperous.
May you always touch another’s soul with kindness.
May you give to yourself and others freely with joy and gladness.
May you keep sacred all the Creator has made, Mother Earth, the plants, the animals, the People… the water, wind and sky.
May you experience great love.
May you be blessed with family and true friends.
We are one with you.