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Young activist is on the front lines of First Nations’ fight against pipelines

Vanessa Gray’s hand shakes as she talks about the prison sentence dangling over her head.

The 23-year-old activist says she’s “a little scared,” but also hopeful she won’t be convicted of mischief endangering life when her case goes to trial next year. Crown prosecutors charged Gray and two others last December after they allegedly sabotaged a pipeline in Sarnia.

If convicted, the three could serve time in a federal penitentiary.

Gray, who hails from the Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Southern Ontario, was at McGill University last week speaking about her fight against Canada’s energy industry. Read More.

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