Indigenous Peoples

12/01/19
Author: 
The Real News
Solidarity protests erupt across Canada while Justin Trudeau faces hostile questions about indigenous rights in British Columbia

January 11, 2019

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Solidarity protests erupt across Canada while Justin Trudeau faces hostile questions about indigenous rights in British Columbia

DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris reporting for The Real News Network from Montreal, Canada.

12/01/19

 

Read the RCMP report  on "Project SITKA', obtained through a freedom of information application, on how the RCMP approach oppositional political activities, especially by indigenous peoples and resource develpment projects. It is quickly evident their whole approach is premised on such activities as being illigitimate, criminal threats to Canada.

 

11/01/19
Author: 
Sarah Cox

In an unprecedented move, the Dzawada’enuzw nation is claiming in court that farming Atlantic salmon — which often carry disease — in their traditional waters constitutes a violation of Aboriginal rights

Jan 10, 2019 7 min read

Willie Moon’s family used to catch hundreds of salmon a day on B.C.’s Kingcome River, ensuring a winter supply of smoked fish for members of the remote Dzawada’enuxw First Nation.

11/01/19
Author: 
Justin Brake
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was criticized Wednesday in Kamloops for the RCMP’s raid of a check point and camp on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory earlier this week.

January 11, 2019 

B.C. Premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau both broke their silence Wednesday on a pipeline company’s injunction against members of the Unist’ot’en House and Gidimt’en Clan, and the RCMP’s raid Monday on unceded Wet’sewet’en territory.

But observers say the leaders were misleading, or skirted fundamental questions related to Indigenous jurisdiction and title at the heart of the conflict around the LNG project in northern B.C.

11/01/19
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
The politician who once promised to use ‘every tool in the toolbox’ to protect B.C.’s coastal economy and environment now appears mostly tool-less and toothless. Photo: BC Government Flickr.

BC still opposes the project, but it’s not leading.

When the National Energy Board announced conditional approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline project in 2016, BC NDP leader John Horgan sent party members an important letter.

11/01/19
Author: 
CBC News
 
One of the convoys left from the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne early Friday morning, with hopes of reaching the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ont. (Jorge Barrera/CBC)
10/01/19
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

News Release

January 10, 2019

 

UBCIC Statement of Clarity in Response to Premier Horgan’s Comments on Unist’ot’en

 

10/01/19
Author: 
Sarah Cox
Jan 9, 2019 7 min read

In a rare rebuke, the United Nations has instructed Canada to suspend construction of the Site C dam on B.C.’s Peace River until the project obtains the “free, prior and informed consent” of Indigenous peoples.

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