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Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq grandmothers to launch land title claim against gas project – Journal Of Commerce

April 22, 2019

HALIFAX — Three Indigenous women described as “grassroots grandmothers” who were arrested recently at a rural construction site north of Halifax have filed a title claim over land where a company plans to build a natural gas storage facility.

Their lawyer, Michael McDonald, told the Nova Scotia Supreme Court that the claim is based on the 1752 treaty with the Crown and the notice of motion is for an aboriginal title claim for the lands currently being used by Alton Gas.

McDonald says an injunction will also be filed to prevent Alton Gas from doing further work along the Shubenacadie River at Fort Ellis, while the title claim is being settled.

Meanwhile, McDonald’s clients — Darlene Gilbert, Madonna Bernard and Paula Isaac — signed a court order to abide by a temporary injunction that bars protesters from the work site.

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