Indigenous Peoples

15/09/18
Author: 
Alaska Highway News
Indigenous band agreements in place along the Coastal GasLink Pipeline route. Supplied

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 08:12 AM

TransCanada says it has signed project agreements with all 20 indigenous communities along its Coastal GasLink pipeline route from Northeast B.C. to Kitimat.

Support for the agreements comes from both traditional and hereditary leaders in the communities, the company said in a news release Thursday.

“This is an important milestone for the Coastal GasLink team,” Rick Gateman, president of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project, said in a statement.

12/09/18
Author: 
Eugene Kung, Staff Lawyer
pipeline victory
September 12, 2018

7:29am, Thursday, August 30th, 2018:
We’re in a boardroom high above downtown Vancouver, not far from Robson Street where I’m told there used to be a great hunting path. I’m on the Federal Court of Appeal’s website, refreshing my web browser obsessively.

08/09/18
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Treaty 8 Territory

Blueberry River First Nations wins important victory in historical claim: Specific Claims Tribunal finds Federal Government responsible for loss of subsurface rights in Reserves

06/09/18
Author: 
Witness for the Peace
eagle nest

The Site C Injunction hearing resumed yesterday after a break for the health of Judge Warren Milman.


05/09/18
Author: 
Clare Hennig
 
Rueben George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation at a news conference with several First Nations who were part of the Federal Court of Appeal case against the Trans Mountain expansion, after the court ruling last week. (Chantelle Bellrichard/CBC)
02/09/18
Author: 
Robyn Allan
Kinder Morgan Canada president Ian Anderson meets with Finance Minister Bill Morneau in Calgary on May 30, 2018. Photo via Trans Mountain twitter account.

August 31st 2018

When I wrote to Justin Trudeau on October 25, 2015—almost three years ago—I warned him that it was critical to implement his promise to redo Trans Mountain’s review and fix the industry-captured National Energy Board as soon as possible.

31/08/18
Author: 
Judith Lavoie
Aug 30, 2018

As a federal court quashes the controversial project, lawyers and Indigenous leaders agree it’s more clear than ever that Canada must modernize its view of Aboriginal rights

 

As Grand Chief Stewart Phillip prepared for the Federal Court of Appeal decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion Thursday morning his expectations were low.

31/08/18
Author: 
Jon Queally, staff writer
victory
   August 30, 2018

"This is the consequence of the unholy alliance between the federal government and corporations taking shortcuts through consultation," declared Grand Chief Stewart Phillip. "My faith in the judicial system is somewhat restored today."

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