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33 Riverside Dr
Elsipogtog FN,
NB E4W 2Y6

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506-338-0125

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Epjila'si

Welcome to

KOPIT LODGE

our

manifesto

CHASE THE ACE

Chase the Ace sponsored by: Kopit lodge and the IMW Peace & Friendship Legal Fund.

Directions to get to

Kopit Lodge from 

Rexton, NB

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 Provincial and Federal environmental laws and policies over the decades have led to the abuse and destruction of New Brunswick’s Natural

resources and have helped a few corporations get rich at your expense.

We are at a tipping point in time where continued indifference to the Land, Air and Water has to change for our children’s future.

Kopit Lodge is a Mi’kmaq Not for Profit, conservation group from Elsipogtog First Nation (EFN).

Kopit lodge is mandated by Chief and Council of EFN to ensure stewardship of their territory.

On November 9, 2016,  EFN filed a claim seeking declarations from the court that the Mi’kmaq Nation continues to hold Aboriginal Title and rights in Sikniktuk. We see our title claim as an important step in protecting our lands and waters and to fulfilling our responsibilities in accordance with our laws as stewards of Sikniktuk

IT'S TIME FOR CHANGE!

 We can change the dangerous direction the politicians and corporations have set before us.

Your investment big or small will go towards capacity building to change the dangerous course we are on.

Support Kopit lodge with your generous donation. Feel empowered. Your donation will have an impact on raising the standard of living in New Brunswick and improve it for future generations. Be part of a moment in time when you can say, I was part of the change that helped lead New Brunswick out of its environmental destruction and modeled a positive change for our children, our nation and the world.

 

MOTHER EARTH DEFENDERS,

PROTECTING THE WATER

Kopit Lodge's motto is working together to, Protect the Water. It is the new Media, Warrior & Community headquarters here on Elsipogtog First Nations. In the Mi'kmaq language, "kopit" mean "beaver" and is pronounced, "Go-Bit."

We are a peaceful people and will remain peaceful. 

KOPIT LODGE NEWS

CHRIS WREN'S TECHNICAL REVIEW

In March we had Chris Wren go through ExxonMobil's Environmental Impact Study

and you can read his review and comments on our Federal Environmental and Regulatory Reviews Page.

COMMUNITY NEWSLETTERS

We update the community each month with what has been going on at Kopit Lodge,

Here is the recent one for April 2019

CHASE THE ACE SPONSORS

Kopit Lodge has been looking for Sponsors for our Chase the Ace

Water Rejuvenation Walk 2018

Kopit Lodge held its last water walk in September of 2016. Kopit Lodge is hosting another walk walk on September 28th and 29th. 

Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend! See full information by clicking button below

CHASE THE ACE WINNER!

Congratulations to our Chase The Ace Winner; 

Gerald Sock!​

He walks away with $22,009!

On behalf of Kopit Lodge, we want to thank each and every one of you that helped, donated, and participated in our Chase The Ace.

Look out for a new round of Chase the Ace to help with legal fees for our Title Claim!

We look forward to starting up again!

UPDATE ON OUR ABORIGINAL TITLE CLAIM

Want the latest update on the Title Claim? Check out the document.

Note: File downloads as a PDF.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND REGULATORY REVIEWS DISCUSSION PAPER

Read about our Environemental Impact Studies.

Note: File downloads as a PDF

FINANCIAL REPORTS

Check out the Financial Reports Page.

GOVERNMENTS POSITION

Check out our Governments Position page to see what The Government of Canada is doing for Indigenous People.

MONDAY NIGHT MEETINGS

We meet every Monday Night, Everyone is encouraged to attend. 

Meetings begin around 6:00PM

If you could not make it and  you would like to know what was discussed that night you can see what was discussed here briefly.

KENT COUNTY “WATER WARRIORS” GATHER ON ELSIPOGTOG, VIEW DOCUMENTARY CELEBRATING THEIR HISTORIC VICTORY

Elsipogtog First Nation – The story of Indigenous people, Acadians, and Anglophones in one of New Brunswick’s poorest areas successfully defending their homes and communities from the ravages of shale gas development is now the subject of a new documentary film.

Water Warriors (22-minutes; Storyline) celebrates the story of how people without financial or political power managed, against seemingly insurmountable odds, to drive a multi-billion dollar oil and gas company out of Kent County, to withstand violent attacks by RCMP security forces and, ultimately, to topple a provincial government.  Produced by Michael Premo and Rachel Falcone, Water Warriors had its premier showing in New Brunswick July 13 on the Elsipogtog First Nation.

ELSIPOGTOG CALLS ON CANADA TO FULFIL COMMITMENT TO REGOGNIZE INDIGENOUS TITLE AND RIGHTS.

Elsipogtog Calls on Canada

Note: Document will download as a PDF.

ALL FIFTEEN NEW BRUNSWICK FIRST NATIONS COME TOGETHER OVER CONSULTATION CONCERNS WITH HIGGS GOVERNMENT

FREDERICTON – The Mi’gmaq and Wolastoqey Chiefs of all fifteen communities in New Brunswick have come together over their concerns with consultation under the Higgs government. “We officially put the Province of New Brunswick on notice that we will continue our efforts to protect the lands, water and resources of New Brunswick. This is our responsibility, and it is in the interest of all New Brunswickers,” said Fort Folly Chief Rebecca Knockwood.