While government and industry work to divide people and pick sides in a dispute over land rights, It’s important to know some of the tools they use for influence.
Most Indigenous bands have revenue sharing agreements that provide money for the extraction of resources in their territory. Most of these have gag orders to prevent criticism from their band members like the one for the Pacheedaht tribe shown below
When an Indigenous Nation gets involved in revenue sharing agreements, in a lot of cases, there is only one offer on the table. With economic needs to meet, band councils may take it. This is another offer, from the people of the world to the indigenous nations, Preserve the wilderness and protect the animals and the people of the world will reward you and your future generations. This is a citizen led reconciliation effort meant to free Indigenous people of imposed contracts.
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