Indigenous Peoples

26/09/18
Author: 
David Thurton

Greenpeace accuses Teck of bullying Indigenous groups into supporting mine application

Sep 25, 2018

 
The ore crushing unit operates at Fort Hills oilsands mine on Sept. 10, 2018. (David Thurton/ CBC)

The company that hopes to build a massive oilsands project north of Fort McMurray says it has secured the support of all 14 Indigenous groups in the region.

26/09/18
Author: 
TASC
See The Faces, Hear the Voices of Muskrat Falls 
A nonviolent civil disobedience action and peaceful rally
26/09/18
Author: 
Ryan Maloney
EAN KILPATRICK/CP NDP MP Romeo Saganash stands during question period in the House of Commons on Sept. 25, 2018.

The moment stunned MPs in question period.

A veteran NDP MP used the most unparliamentary language to blast the Liberal government's push to complete the Trans Mountain expansion project despite concerns from many Indigenous groups.

"Why doesn't the prime minister just say the truth and tell Indigenous Peoples that he doesn't give a fuck about their rights?" Romeo Saganash asked in question period Tuesday, stunning the House of Commons.

Though some NDP MPs applauded, House Speaker Geoff Regan immediately called on Saganash to apologize.

25/09/18
Author: 
Vaughn Palmer

One year after assuming the helm at B.C. Hydro, president and chief operating officer Chris O’Riley went before the Vancouver Board of Trade earlier this month for a progress report on Site C. “I want to start by acknowledging that Site C has been extremely challenging,” he began.

25/09/18
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

News Release

For Immediate Release

September 24, 2018

BC First Nations call on Canada and BC for immediate action to restore and protect wild salmon populations

 

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: BC First Nations gathered last week at the Wild Salmon Summit in Musqueam Territory to discuss and

express continuing frustration over the federal and provincial governments’ current, inadequate strategies to protect, enhance and manage wild salmon.

 

25/09/18
Author: 
THE CANADIAN PRESS
A aerial view of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain marine terminal, in Burnaby, B.C., is shown on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. JONATHAN HAYWARD / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Meanwhile, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says Ottawa should appeal an earlier court ruling to the Supreme Court of Canada and legislate the project into existence.

THE CANADIAN PRESS

September 24, 2018

OTTAWA — The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says the federal government would find it easier to get the Trans Mountain pipeline built if it moves the route and the marine shipping terminal to avoid Indigenous communities that are oppose the project.

22/09/18
Author: 
Will Parrish and Sam Levin
 Protests at Standing Rock during the resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock

Documents suggest an aggressive response to possible protests against the oil pipeline amid fears of another Standing Rock

22/09/18
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

News Release

September 21, 2018

 

INDIGENOUS LEADERS URGE TRUDEAU TO RESPECT THE FEDERAL COURT OF APPEAL’S UNANIMOUS DECISION, AND CANCEL TRANS MOUNTAIN

 

"Mr. Trudeau, enough is enough”—Grand Chief Stewart Phillip

 

22/09/18
Author: 
Nathan Cullen

 Sept 21, 2018

Nathan Cullen: "I’m doing a press conference in response to the Transmountain “announcement” today from the Liberals. They’ve added 22 weeks to the failed process from the Harper era and are expecting different results."

See Nathan Cullen's press conference here: https://www.facebook.com/ecosocialistsvancouver/

15/09/18
Author: 
Adam Federman

This article was originally published by Mother Jones on Sept. 14, 2018. It was republished as part of climatedesk, a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact — human, environmental, economic and political — of a changing climate.

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