Indigenous Peoples

03/04/20
Author: 
Amanda Follett Hosgood 
Hereditary Chief Dsta’Hyl makes regular patrols through Wet’suwet’en territory to tell pipeline workers to go home. They aren’t listening, he says. Photo by Amanda Follett Hosgood.
31 Mar 2020

Union of BC Indian Chiefs calls for Coastal GasLink to halt work to reduce COVID-19 threat.


Amanda Follett Hosgood is the Tyee’s northern BC reporter. She lives amidst the stunning mountains and rivers of Wet’suwet’en territory. Find her on Twitter @amandajfollett.
 
03/04/20
Author: 
First Nations Leaders and others
Friday this week (April 3) at 4:00 pm PDT Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chief Dsta'Hyl (Adam Gagnon) and Michael Sawyer will be conducting the first in a series of Webinars about the fracked LNG Industry and its true environmental, economic and social costs. This Webinar is entitled 

#WetsuwetenStrong and the Ethics of LNG

01/04/20
Author: 
First Nations Leaders
Hereditary Chief Dsta’Hyl makes regular patrols through Wet’suwet’en territory to tell pipeline workers to go home. They aren’t listening, he says. Photo by Amanda Follett Hosgood.
Coastal Gas Link's ongoing construction is putting entire communities at risk! 
31/03/20
Author: 
Gord Macdonald and Jon Azpiri
Sections of pipe for the Coastal GasLink pipeline arrive near Kitimat, B.C., in December 2019. Coastal GasLink/Twitter
March 30, 2020
 
B.C. First Nations leaders are urging the provincial and federal governments to shut down construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern B.C. during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu, B.C. Premier John Horgan, and provincial Health Minister Adrian Dix, the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs says continued construction on the controversial project is increasing the risk of transmission

30/03/20
Author: 
First Nations Leaders
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Honourable Patty Hajdu
Minister of Health

Honourable John Horgan
Premier of Executive Council

Honourable Adrian Dix
Minster of Health
 

OPEN LETTER: Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project Must be Halted Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak [March 30, 2020]

28/03/20
Author: 
Earth Justice
Flags fly at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in 2016, near Cannonball, North Dakota.  LUCAS ZHAO / CC BY-NC 2.0
MARCH 25, 2020
 

Victory: Decision cites risks of pipeline spills to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

 
Washington, D.C. — 

A federal court today granted a request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to strike down federal permits for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

23/03/20
Author: 
Rising Tide North America
As people around the world are taking social distancing measures to keep their communities safe Coastal Gas Link and the RCMP continue to bring in workers from all over Canada during a pandemic putting both workers and entire northern communities with limited medical staff at grave risk. 

21/03/20
Author: 
Ricochet.
Photo: Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

MARCH 17, 2020

“‘There is a rich man’s tuberculosis and a poor man’s tuberculosis. The rich man recovers and the poor man dies.’ This succinctly expresses the close embrace of economics and pathology.” – Dr. Norman Bethune, 1932

 

09/03/20
Author: 
Mia Rabson
A protester holds a placard as supporters of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs demonstrate at Macmillan Yard in Toronto, on Feb. 15, 2020.  CHRIS YOUNG/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Mar. 5, 2020

Canadians can expect more disruptive protests if the federal government pushes forward with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion against the wishes of some of the Indigenous communities it will pass through, says a British Columbia lawyer and Indigenous negotiator.

In the last month, Indigenous people across the country set up barricades on train tracks, roads and bridges, in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Nation hereditary chiefs, some of whom object to the construction of a natural-gas pipeline through their traditional territory.

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