Indigenous Peoples

Kelvin Gwley
Protesters, including Stacy Gallagher (second from left) stand in the driveway of Trans Mountain's Burnaby Mountain tank farm on Dec. 2, 2019. Photograph By KELVIN GAWLEY

JANUARY 9, 2020

Two pipeline opponents charged with violating a court-ordered injunction. One arrested for refusing to sign paper.

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ordered two Indigenous men to stay at least 500 metres away from Trans Mountain’s pipeline facilities in Burnaby.

Kolin Sutherland-Wilson

Jan 6, 2020


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In an era of Reconciliation and UNDRIP, why must the Unist'ot'en fight so hard for what is rightfully theirs?


The Unist'ot'en currently exist at the cutting edge of Canadian-Indigenous relations. This film discusses the past and present of the events unfolding in British Columbia's north, while guiding us to seek a greater future.

Keith Baldrey
Demonstrators show support in downtown Vancouver for protesters arrested in 2018 at a Coastal GasLink project blockade. File photo: Rob Kruyt
 January 6, 2020
A pipeline protest is once again putting the BC NDP government in a political pickle.

The energy project in question is the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline that will connect to the LNG Canada terminal in Kitimat.

First Nations Leaders
 Wet'suwet'en Stand
Things are happening fast as the Wet'suwet'en make a historic stand! We're doing our best to keep you up to date with all the latest developments and calls to action so you can stand with them. #WetsuwetenStrong
  1. Read Today's Powerful Press Statement From all 5 Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs
Laura Kane
FILE: Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline are unloaded in Edson, Alta. on June 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Jan 6, 2020

The committee says the projects proceeded without free, prior and informed consent of impacted Indigenous groups
The right to "free, prior and informed consent" to resource projects is part of the UNDRIP


VANCOUVER — A United Nations committee working to end racism is urging Canada to immediately stop the construction of three major resource projects until it obtains approval from affected First Nations.

Amanda Follett Hosgood
The Gidimt’en camp is located south of Smithers in northern British Columbia. Photo by Michael Toledano.

05 Jan 2020

‘It’s unnerving that might be our reality again.’

One year after a police raid in northern British Columbia attracted international attention, tensions between Wet’suwet’en land defenders and Coastal GasLink are rising once again.

Hina Alam
A checkpoint is seen at a bridge leading to the Unist'ot'en camp on a remote logging road near Houston, B.C., on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. File photo by The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck

January 1st 2020


The British Columbia Supreme Court has granted Coastal GasLink an interlocutory injunction against members of a First Nation and others who oppose the company's natural gas pipeline.

The company is building a pipeline from northeastern B.C. to LNG Canada's export terminal in Kitimat on the coast.

Coastal GasLink says it has signed agreements with all 20 elected First Nations councils along the 670-kilometres route but hereditary chiefs in the Wet'suwet'en First Nation say the project has no authority without their consent.

Charlie Smith
The spokesperson for the Unist'ot'en, Freda Huson, was one of the defendants in Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd.'s injunction application. CARLITO PABLO

 December 31st, 2019

A company building a $6.6-billion, 670-kilometre pipeline across B.C. says it "will continue efforts to engage with any affected groups to ensure public safety while our field crews continue to progress [with] their critical activities".

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. issued the statement after B.C. Supreme Court Justice Marguerite Church extended an injunction on December 31 until the project is completed.


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