Indigenous Peoples

10/12/18
Author: 
Brent Jang

DECEMBER 9, 2018

TransCanada Corp.’s Coastal GasLink subsidiary will seek a court order this week to dismantle a blockade backed by a group of hereditary Indigenous leaders who are trying to halt construction on a $6.2-billion pipeline project.

Numerous members of the Unist’ot’en group, also known as the Dark House, have blocked access to a crucial bridge, Coastal GasLink said in its injunction application in B.C. Supreme Court. A court hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Prince George, B.C.

08/12/18
Author: 
UN

A court has ruled that companies must first seek permission from local communities if they plan to mine on their ancestral land. This represents a new achievement in land and mining rights for South Africa.

05/12/18
Author: 
Tom Flanagan

Tom Flanagan is a professor emeritus of political science at the University of Calgary and a senior fellow of the Fraser Institute.

The British Columbia Legislative Assembly recently gave first reading to Bill 51, the NDP government’s new Environmental Assessment Act. It does not recognize the veto over resource development that many First Nations have been claiming.

05/12/18
Author: 
Holly Lake
B.C. First Nations chiefs call for Senate support of supertanker moratorium

Dec 5, 2018 

A delegation of First Nations chiefs from British Columbia descended on Parliament Hill Tuesday with a message for the Senate: If senators allow supertankers through their territory, reconciliation efforts will be sunk.

They’re urging Ottawa to pass Bill C-48, The Oil Tanker Moratorium Act. The government bill received support in the House of Commons in May and is now before the Senate, where it’s running into opposition. 

05/12/18
Author: 
Emilee Gilpin
Visitors to Unist'ot'en territory are greeted with a sign ensuring there's no confusion around their recognized governance. Photo by Jeffrey Nicholls

December 5th 2018

A subsidiary of Calgary-based energy company TransCanada has taken leaders of the Unist'ot'en community to court, accusing the members of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation of blocking access to the area around the Morice River Bridge.

02/12/18
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

Press Release: TransCanada Litigation Threatens Unist’ot’en Territory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NOVEMBER 30 2018

 

An injunction application and civil litigation filed by TransCanada Coastal GasLink aims to criminalize Unist’ot’en Camp and forcibly facilitate pipeline construction across unceded Unist’ot’en territory.

24/11/18
Author: 
U.S. government
“The assumption that current and future climate conditions will resemble the recent past is no longer valid.”
CRISIS CONFIRMED

Posted on November 24, 2018

Summary of major U.S. government report that warns of major threats to human health and safety, quality of life, and economic growth

23/11/18
Author: 
Eugene Kung
During the 2016 NEB Trans Mountain review, the public was shut out of regulatory hearings. Community members rallied outside the venue while the hearing room remained relatively empty. (Photo: Eugene Kung)
November 21, 2018

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and expecting different results…"

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