British Columbia

Emily Fagan
 “lockdown” at the B.C. Legislature, Photo by Emily Fagan, Editor in Chief

Feb. 6, 2020

Locked arm-to-arm in front of the ceremonial entrance of the B.C. Parliament Buildings in downtown Victoria, dozens of Indigenous people and over 200 allies gathered around noon on Feb. 6 to show solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs against the Coastal Gaslink pipeline. 

“We are shaming the Canadian government right now,” said Ta’Kaiya Blaney of Tla’amin First Nation to the crowd of supporters.

Julia Conley
At a rally, Indigenous land defenders showed solidarity with Wet'suwet'en people who were violently ordered off their land in British Columbia early Thursday morning. (Photo: @StacieASwain/Twitter)

February 06, 2020

"We are in absolute outrage and a state of painful anguish as we witness the Wet'suwet'en people having their Title and Rights brutally trampled on and their right to self-determination denied."

Climate action campaigners and Indigenous leaders on Thursday condemned a violent pre-dawn raid by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at a camp set up by Wet'suwet'en land defenders in British Columbia.

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The Energy Mix
Shell Oil Refinery - Leonard G/Wikimedia Commons

FEBRUARY 5, 2020

Colossal fossil Royal Dutch Shell says it now has less than eight years of oil and gas left in its available reserves, after reporting for six years in a row that it is using up those reserves faster than it replaces them.

Dustin Godfrey
A group of Burnaby residents released a statement Tuesday expressing their dissatisfaction with a ruling from the Federal Court of Appeal that dismissed challenges from Indigenous communities to the Trans Mountain pipeline project. Photograph By TRANS MOUNTAIN PHOTO

Feb. 4, 2020

Federal Court of Appeal found the Government of Canada's renewed consultations with Indigenous communities was adequate

A group of Burnaby residents has issued a statement expressing “deep disappointment” in a ruling from the Federal Court of Appeals that shot down Indigenous opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline project.

Jody Wilson-Raybould
Understanding the period of transition and of nation building or rebuilding is key to making sense of the conflict regarding Coastal GasLink’s pipeline and who speaks for the Wet’suwet’en people – A rally for the Wet’suwet’en Nation in Smithers, B.C. seen here on Jan. 10, 2020 – in approving or not approving developments through their territory.  JIMMY JEONG/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

JANUARY 24, 20

“Our people are in a profound period of transition and of nation building or rebuilding.”

I said these words when I was regional chief of the B.C. Assembly of First Nations some eight years ago. They remain true today.

25 BC-based organizations and 4 leading academics.

For Immediate Release – January 31, 2020


BC’s Emergency Management laws must address climate costs, say organizations and academics

VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – BC is not doing enough to investigate, prepare for, and protect taxpayers from the looming costs of climate change, say 25 BC-based organizations and 4 leading academics.

Samir Gandesha
Indigenous youth demand that Canada’s minister of energy and mining meet with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. INDIGENOUS CLIMATE ACTION VIA FACEBOOK

February 1, 2020

Canada seems to have bucked the global trend toward authoritarianism that we have seen from the U.S. and Brazil to Turkey and India. But to what extent is this reality rather than mere appearance?

Charlie Smith
Minister George Heyman's office Jan. 27, 2020

January 27th, 2020

The federal and provincial governments, LNG Canada, and Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. all thought that a $40-billion fossil-fuel project would proceed in B.C. after proponents signed deals with 20 elected First Nations chiefs and councils.

But they may have underestimated the degree of public goodwill for Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who are resisting a natural-gas pipeline that will provide fuel for the LNG plant near Kitimat.


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