Indigenous Peoples

Behdad Mahichi
Jean Swanson arrives at B.C. Supreme Court for sentencing after her June 30 arrest at the Kinder Morgan in Burnaby. NICK PROCAYLO / PNG

Two high-profile Vancouverites were led off to jail on Wednesday, sentenced to seven days in jail for defying an injunction by protesting at a Kinder Morgan property in Burnaby on June 30.

Jean Swanson, a candidate for Vancouver city council, and Susan Lambert, a former president of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, were among seven people who appeared before Justice Kenneth Affleck of the B.C. Supreme Court.

All seven pleaded guilty to contempt of court for blocking construction, were sentenced to seven days behind bars and were taken straight to jail.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Chief Robert Chamberlin, Kukpi7 Judy Wilson

August 9, 2018


The Honourable John Horgan


The Honourable George Heyman

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy


The Honourable Michelle Mungall

Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

OPEN LETTER: Kinder Morgan Canada Authorization Requests

Dear Premier Horgan, Minister Heyman, and Minister Mungall:


Date: Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 5:20 PM
Subject: Support Camp Cloud!

Alleen Brown, Will Parrish
Top photo: An Indigenous man raises his drum as he and others sing during a protest against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 29, 2018.

IN BRITISH COLUMBIA’S southern interior, on unceded land of the Secwepemc Nation, Kanahus Manuel stands alongside a 7-by-12-foot “tiny house” mounted on a trailer. Her uncle screws a two-by-four into a floor panel while her brother-in-law paints a mural on the exterior walls depicting a moose, birds, forests, and rivers — images of the terrain through which the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will pass, if it can get through the Tiny House Warriors’ roving blockade.

Ainslie Cruickshank

Aug. 9, 2018

VANCOUVER—The Union of BC Indian Chiefs says it’s “frustrated” and “outraged” that the estimated cost to build the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is going up while the effects of climate change are being witnessed around the world.

Andy Crosby, Jeffrey Monaghan

August 9, 2018

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New book exposes the low threshold set by security agencies when evaluating Indigenous persons as national security threats.

Book exerpt

Stephanie Wood 

'We’re finding that these blooms happen sporadically year-round,' says environmental specialist

Researchers collecting shellfish samples from Point Louisa, Juneau. (Lindsey Pierce)
On behalf of the UNION OF BC INDIAN CHIEFS Grand Chief Stewart Phillip President Chief Robert Chamberlin Vice-President Kukpi7 Judy Wilson Secretary-Treasurer

August 7, 2018


OPEN LETTER:    Upholding commitments to reconciliation and Indigenous rights in court regarding the Site C injunction hearings

Dear Premier Horgan and Minister Eby:

We are writing to shed light on the unacceptable and disconcerting gap between your political commitments to reconciliation and Indigenous rights, and BC Hydro’s legal arguments in the current

The Canadian Press

'I'm standing here by myself saying he's not welcome here,' activist says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a Liberal Party barbecue in Delta, B.C., on Sunday. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)
Witness for the Peace

The hearing for the Site C injunction sought by the West Moberly First Nation continued this week with a morning rally Monday, July 30. Yvonne Tupper, a member of the Saulteau First Nation - along with the white elephant - reminded everyone that it's not too late to stop this debt bomb.


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