Indigenous Peoples

Azeezah Kanji
Jerry Natanine, community leader and former mayor of Clyde River, speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill following a ruling at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on July 26. Clyde River's legal counsel Nader Hasan looks on.  (SEAN KILPATRICK / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Two recent decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada — Clyde River v Petroleum Geo-Services Inc. and Chippewas of the Thames First Nation v Enbridge Pipelines Inc. — are being hailed as landmark cases on Indigenous peoples’ right to be consulted about projects that threaten to damage their traditional territories.

David Gray-Donald

On 26 July, the Supreme Court of Canada announced its decision regarding Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline. The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, located near London, Ontario, had argued that due process had not been followed in the government approving significant changes to the existing pipeline. The Supreme Court ruled against the Chippewas of the Thames, and in favour of the National Energy Board and, in effect, Enbridge.

Joseph Keller
stand with Kwantlen

The Kwantlen Student Association is contributing $6,000 to the project 


With some financial support from the Kwantlen Student Association, the Kwantlen First Nation is planning a building project meant to throw an obstacle in the way of the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

The KSA will contribute $6,000 towards a healing lodge that will be constructed on Kwantlen First Nation Territory, directly in the path of the planned oil pipeline. The build is expected to begin in August with the lodge to be fully functional by September.

Kanahus Manuel

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Secwepemc land defenders mark Mount Polley anniversary; Call on NDP and Greens to keep promises on Mount Polley


Greenpeace staff

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Date: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 9:32 AM
Subject: [km_strategy] Some additional info on today's two Supreme Court of Canada rulings
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First Nations Leaders

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Date: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 3:47 PM
Subject: LNG fantasy pipe dream bursts, Kinder Morgan is next!


Loujain Kurdi

Supreme Court to rule on historic Indigenous rights case on Wednesday July 26

20 July 2017 (OTTAWA) — Canada’s Supreme Court will deliver its ruling on the landmark Indigenous rights case Hamlet of Clyde River et al. v. Petroleum Geo-Services Inc. (PGS) et. al. next Wednesday, deciding whether or not it will allow a highly controversial oil exploration project in the Canadian Arctic to proceed against Inuit opposition.

Wendy Stueck
Mount Peter and Mount Paul are shown across the Thompson River in Kamloops, B.C. in this file photo. Local politicians have voted to oppose a controversial copper-gold mine that would operate just outside city limits.

Local politicians in Kamloops, B.C., voted on Monday to oppose a controversial copper-gold mine that would operate just outside of the city limits.

The city doesn’t have the authority to stop the Ajax mine, owned by Poland-based KGHM, but hopes federal and provincial governments will take Kamloops’s position into account, the city’s acting mayor, Arjun Singh, said. “We’d like, certainly, to be heard in what we are saying,” Mr. Singh said.


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