Indigenous Peoples

16/07/18
Author: 
Cherise Seucharan

July 14, 2018

VANCOUVER—Over 100 First Nations and environmental supporters on canoes, kayaks, boats and rhibs formed a flotilla in front of the Trans Mountain Terminal in Burnaby on Saturday.

More than 70 watercrafts paddled from Cates Park beach in North Vancouver to the Trans Mountain Westridge Marine Terminal across the water, stopping at the terminal fence for Indigenous elders to hold a water ceremony with drumming, singing and prayer.

16/07/18
Author: 
Charlie Smith
West Moberly Chief Roland Willson is in a David-versus-Goliath struggle to halt construction of the $10.7-billion Site C dam along the Peace River in northeastern B.C. ROLAND WILLSON

 July 13th, 2018

Many British Columbians are under the impression that there's no turning back on the $10.7-billion Site C dam.

That seemed to be the message last December when NDP premier John Horgan announced "with a heavy heart" that the project would be completed.

But the legal skirmishes haven't ended.

15/07/18
Author: 
CBC staff

Jul 14, 2018

Greenpeace boats join groups calling for protection of water from spills

15/07/18
Author: 
Canadian Press Staff
"Our goal is to stop this pipeline," says Kanahus Manuel of the Secwepemc Nation in B.C., seen here in Chase, B.C., on Sept. 6, 2017. File photo by The Canadian Press/Greenpeace
 

An Indigenous political activist was briefly detained Saturday following a Trans Mountain pipeline protest in British Columbia's North Thompson Provincial Park on Saturday.

Kanahus Manuel, a spokesperson for the activist group Tiny House Warriors, was arrested by the RCMP after allegedly defying an eviction order from the BC Parks service that was delivered on Thursday.

15/07/18
Author: 
Kanya D’Almeida – Ecosocialist Horizons

17-21 minutes


It’s quite impossible to tell the story of a place, or a moment, to those who have not been there, or might not want to go.

14/07/18
Author: 
Alastair Sharp and Dylan Sunshine Waisman

Editor: Here is the link to a series of articles, (5 chapters), unmasking Kinder Morgan spies: https://www.nationalobserver.com/2018/07/13/kinder-morgan-privately-eyes-trans-mountain-protesters

And here is Chapter 5:

10/07/18
Author: 
Trevor Jang, Lauren Kaljur, Emma Paling, Lucy Scholey, Amber Bernard, Brenna Owen, Kendra Perrin, Caitlin Havlak and Jon von Ofenheim

If Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion project proceeds, the land, resources, and rights of more than 130 Indigenous communities and groups from Alberta’s oilsands to British Columbia’s coast could be affected.

10/07/18
Author: 
Gillian Steward

July 9, 2018 - Just imagine if a consortium of First Nations owned a sizable stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline and were determined to push it through because it would put more money in the hands of Indigenous people.

There is a plan afoot to do exactly that and later this month First Nations leaders will meet in Vancouver to advance the idea.

It’s a bold move but it would also give some First Nations the kind of control over resource projects in their own backyards they have long dreamed of.

Of course, not all First Nations would be happy.

05/07/18
Author: 
Andrew Weichel and Kendra Mangione,
Anti-pipeline activists form dramatic aerial blockade

July 4, 2018 

Several demonstrators were taken away in police boats as Mounties removed the activists suspended in air underneath the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge, where they have been blocking oil tanker traffic since early Tuesday morning.

A statement from activist group Protect the Inlet said Will George, who spoke to CTV News from his precarious position the day before, was among those taken into custody after dangling from the bridge for about 36 hours.

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