Bergþórugata 20, 101, Reykjavik

‘Defend the Sacred’ – Indigenous Resistance Against Industrial Projects in the So-Called-Canada

An independently organised event.

An informal introduction to the current Indigenous-led struggle to protect the waters and land in Mi’kma’ki (specifically the so-called Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) and Secwepemcul’ecw (so-called South-Central British Columbia) followed by discussion.

The talk will focus on the Mi’kmaq resistance against the Alton Gas salt cavern project on the Shubenacadie River, and the Secwepemc Tiny House Warriors protesting in similar way against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Project, together with very brief setting in the context of the history of Indigenous resistance in so-called Canada. Additional information will be available on site (texts in English).

Canada’s trying to preach reconciliation but in fact things are as dire as ever – Indigenous unceded land is being quietly sold to corporations such as Alton Gas and BP Canada; Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people still routinely go missing, and Indigenous lives are treated as disposable.

Let’s come together to remember Tina Fontaine, Loretta Saunders, Colten Boushie and many more & talk about action.

There’s no entrance, but we’ll try to collect some money to support the Mi’kmaq water protectors & the Treaty Camp ( on Shubenacadie (please bring cash). The talk will take place in English.


The building is currently not wheelchair accessible, unfortunately, but it is our top priority to make it so. An architect is already working on drawing a ramp and making an accessible bathroom in the space.

There is a step before the garden gate and then 5 steps leading to the main entrance, each 17 cm high, door widths in the building vary between 50 cm (upstairs washroom door) and 80 cm (entrance door), and the washrooms are so far only on the upper floor and in the basement. The door to the meeting room is 75 cm wide (as most other doors in the building).
Both washrooms in the building are gender neutral.