October 26, 2015
ANTIGONISH, N.S. – Four-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke was the special guest as a Mi’kmaq community in northeastern Nova Scotia held a water ceremony to support a call for a moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Hawke, who owns land in the St. George’s Bay near Antigonish, was contacted by the local Mi’kmaq community to attend the event in support of his neighbours.
The actor says he took part as a friend to an area where he has lived for parts of the summer for the past 15 years.
Hawke says the native community have proven themselves to be trustworthy stewards of the land and it was an honour to take part in their event.
The Mi’kmaq and environmental groups want a 12-year moratorium on any potential drilling in the gulf.
They say it will take that long to complete a proper environmental assessment of a bio-diverse area of the ocean.
Source: The Western Star