Indigenous Peoples

24/01/20
Author: 
Alex Ballingall
Jagmeet Singh

Jan. 23, 2020

Thu., Jan. 23, 20205 min. read

OTTAWA—There’s a reason Jagmeet Singh won’t take a clear stand on the Coastal GasLink, a 670-km natural gas pipeline project in northern British Columbia that has galvanized opposition from Indigenous groups and environmentalists.

In his own words, it’s complicated.

23/01/20
Author: 
By Andrew Nikiforuk
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan shake hands as LNG Canada CEO Andy Calitz, back right, watches during a news conference in October 2018. Photo by Darryl Dyck, the Canadian Press
January 23, 2020
 
No, methane’s no fix for global coal-fired energy. Here’s why.
 
Representatives of the British Columbia, Alberta and federal governments are making the global rounds these days to sell the notion that liquefied natural gas exports can help the climate crisis.
23/01/20
Author: 
Emilee Gilpin & Emma McIntosh
Johnny Morris, Gidimt'en Clan, poses with a wolverine in front of the Unist'ot'en Healing Centre. Trapping and other land based cultural activities are part of Healing Centre programming. Photo by Michael Toledano

January 22nd 2020

Unist’ot’en Camp, a reoccupation of Wet'suwet'en Nation land in British Columbia, is calling for the province to halt a pipeline because officials ignored potential harms to a nearby healing centre.

Coastal Gaslink is a 670-kilometre proposed natural-gas pipeline that would run near the camp on Wet’suwet’en territory in northeastern British Columbia, against the opposition of all the nation’s hereditary chiefs and an increasing number of supporters.

21/01/20
Author: 
First Nations Leaders
‘Is this a scorecard of how many First Nations say yes compared to those who say no? Is that how we measure rights and title?’ Photo by Michael Toledano.

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[Photo: ‘Is this a scorecard of how many First Nations say yes compared to those who say no? Is that how we measure rights and title?’ Photo by Michael Toledano.]

 

 

 

21/01/20
Author: 
Kate Lyons
The UN decision relates to the case of Ioane Teitiota, who lived on South Tarawa atoll in Kiribati, one of the most vulnerable nations to climate-related sea level rise. Photograph: Dmitry Malov/Alamy

Jan. 20, 2020

Experts say judgment is ‘tipping point’ that opens the door to climate crisis claims for protection

It is unlawful for governments to return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by the climate crisis, a landmark ruling by the United Nations human rights committee has found.

17/01/20
Author: 
Hina Alam, The Canadian Press
Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender
January 11, 2020
 
The commissioner believes Canada is shirking its obligations as a signatory to the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
 
 
16/01/20
Author: 
Amanda Follett Hosgood
‘Premier John Horgan has a responsibility and a moral obligation to come to the table,’ says Hereditary Chief Na’Moks. ‘He shouldn’t be hiding behind the RCMP or the company.’ Government of BC photo.
January 16, 2019


Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Na’Moks said letters to the federal and provincial governments requesting meetings “on a nation-to-nation basis” had received no response.

Premier John Horgan has no plans to meet with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs fighting a gas pipeline during a northern B.C. tour this week.

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