Indigenous Peoples


​Join BROKE on Thursday, November 23 for the Vancouver premier of​ This Living Salish Sea, and help raise funds for Pull Together, which funds First Nation legal challenges to Kinder Morgan. We will be screening it at The Cinematheque, doors 7 p.m., screening 7:30 p.m..

Molina Dawson.

From: Carla Voyageur
Sent: November 11, 2017 2:21 PM
Subject: press release with footage



Desperate to resume operations despite warnings from First Nations and Province of BC


Staff Torstar News Service
TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE  Residents of Grassy Narrows First Nation called news of a secret 2016 report about mercury contamination "sickening" and "a deception." Mercury has sickened generations of residents who fish in the Wabigoon River system.

A confidential 2016 report says provincial officials were told in the 1990s that the site of a paper mill near Grassy Narrows was contaminated with mercury.

 Nov 11 2017

Government officials knew in the 1990s that mercury was visible in soil under the paper mill upstream from Grassy Narrows First Nation, but the people there did not find out until this week, Torstar News Service has learned.

First Nations Leaders

From: Sarah Beuhler <>
Date: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 9:29 AM
Subject: [km_strategy] New email tool to tell the NEB to stay firm and not give in to Kinder Morgan bullying

National Observer
Ocean Hyland (left) and elder Ta'ah (Amy George) of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation address the crowd, Oct. 28, 2017. Photo by Zack Embree

Pipeline protests escalated in B.C. on Saturday as First Nations and environmental activists paddled into Vancouver harbour in an attempt to disrupt construction at Kinder Morgan's pipeline terminal.

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Standing Rock protest

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a significant victory today in its fight to protect the Tribe’s drinking water and ancestral lands from the Dakota Access pipeline.

A federal judge ruled that the federal permits authorizing the pipeline to cross the Missouri River just upstream of the Standing Rock reservation, which were hastily issued by the Trump administration just days after the inauguration, violated the law in certain critical respects.

Kenneth Jackson
The AFN executive in a meeting with Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, back to the camera with dark suit Sept. 28. Twitter photo

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) slammed the brakes on drafting legislative amendments on environmental and regulatory processes with the Trudeau government last month saying it had become strangers within the process.

Regional Chief Isadore Day said it was supposed to be a co-development of legislative changes but it became clear to him – and other regional chiefs – that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was moving ahead without them.

Shawn McCarthy

Published Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 4:33PM EDT

Last updated Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 4:33PM EDT

First Nations leaders have halted their collaboration with Liberal government on developing environmental legislation, arguing Ottawa is failing to make good on its vaunted commitments to work in partnership with Indigenous people.

James Munson

The Liberals’ transparency bill will make it harder for First Nations to defend their treaties, lawyers and experts who work for First Nations said Monday.

The federal government currently faces 58 ongoing claims in a special court tasked with handling allegations the Crown has breached a treaty. The claims, called ‘specific claims’ in government lingo, can often lead to compensation in the hundreds of millions of dollars.


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