Ecology/Environment

07/02/20
Author: 
Emma McIntosh
Militarized police moving in on the Gidimt'en Checkpoint on Wet'suwet'en territory in northeastern B.C., on Jan. 7, 2019. Photo by Michael Toledano

February 6th 2020

Under cover of darkness early Thursday, the RCMP began raiding Wet’suwet’en land defender camps in northeastern B.C. and arresting opponents of a planned natural gas pipeline.

06/02/20
Author: 
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.

06/02/20
Author: 
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.

06/02/20
Author: 
First Nations Leaders
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05/02/20
Author: 
Emma McIntosh
Sabina Dennis holds her hands up as RCMP tactical teams approach the Gidimt'en checkpoint on Wet'suwet'en territory on Jan. 7, 2019. Photo by Michael Toledano

February 4th 2020

Surveillance helicopters circling overhead. Police officers, some carrying tactical gear, pouring into the surrounding towns. An elder arrested, then released, for trying to go past a police checkpoint.

05/02/20
Author: 
John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark and Hannah Holleman

[Image:#NoDAPL by the Palestinian artist, Leila Abdelrazaq]

03/02/20
Author: 
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.

01/02/20
Author: 
Leadnow

There is some interesting information on Leadnow's strategy to try and stop the Teck mine and mention of the Canadian 'Green New Deal' but it is worthwhile particularly to watch the guest on this video of the webinar of Jan. 29, 2020.   So if you don't have time to watch the whole thing you can go to 28:28 to watch Ariel Deranger, Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action, a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.

The link is here.

 

 

01/02/20
Author: 
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.

01/02/20
Author: 
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?

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