Literary

Debriefing Elsipogtog Book Launch

When: Thu., May 28, 6:30-8:45 p.m. 2015

Debriefing Elsipogtog is a book about intersections. It is a book about treaty rights and the origins of New Brunswick and colonialism and how a place called Elsipogtog First Nation came to be.

It is also a book about hydraulic fracturing and unconventional gas extraction and political corruption and state interference.

It is a book about water and how, when it is threatened, people from all walks of life come together to protect it. They put their lives on hold, in some cases get arrested together, spend time in jail together. When they are asked why, mostly they say they are doing it for their children.

It is a book about long odds and survival. In the end, one of North America's largest hydraulic fracturing companies was sent back to Texas and a political party was ousted from office, so you might say it is a book about victory.

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