Indigenous Peoples

D. T. Cochrane
Ottawa building

Mar. 5, 2020

Other public funds through court and police actions are also being used to subsidize the companyOther public funds through court and police actions are also being used to subsidize the company

As the solidarity movement with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs continues across the country, a federal Crown corporation is considering a loan to Coastal GasLink.


The Lheidli T’enneh First Nation has responded to a Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) report on an October 2018 Enbridge pipeline explosion near the community’s borders, saying the report contains “shocking” confirmation of serious safety breaches.

Salmaan Farooqui
Protesters gather outside the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada mining industry convention in Toronto on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Photo by The Canadian Press/Chris Young

March 2nd 2020

More than 100 people protested outside a mining convention Sunday in downtown Toronto, where they blocked traffic on multiple roads and stood in front of entrances to the event.

Organizers said they were demonstrating against the harmful effects of resource extraction to the environment and to Indigenous lands.

At one point, protesters attempted to enter the convention but were stopped by police.

First Nations Leaders
Despite a widespread media narrative spreading incorrect information, NO agreements have been made on the Coastal Gas Link Pipeline, and the call for solidarity actions remains firmly in place!
Wayne Bradley

Feb 27, 2020 - I hope we will soon see political analysts and commentators acknowledging that the massive uprising we are seeing in Canada is far more than spontaneous solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people, although it certainly is that.

Amnesty International Canada    

Feb. 25, 2020

Yesterday, Amnesty's Alex Neve and I visited Tyendinaga in the aftermath of the Ontario Provincial Police’s enforcement action. We spoke with community members who all described a feeling of betrayal and broken trust.

Following our visit, we issued an open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau to urge him to act now to finally break with decades of failure when it comes to the relationship with Indigenous peoples in Canada. 

You can read and share the letter to Prime Minister Trudeau here: 

Alex Ballingall
Rail Blockade
 Feb. 20, 2020
OTTAWA—A federal Crown corporation might lend money to support the Coastal GasLink pipeline, a move that one Wet’suwet’en chief called “highly inappropriate” amidst ongoing rail blockades and nationwide protests against the project.


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