Indigenous Peoples

07/01/19
Author: 
Leyland Cecco

Police officers deployed near checkpoint where protesters have gathered to block the construction of a natural gas pipeline

Indigenous protesters in Canada have called a growing police presence near their makeshift checkpoint “an act of war”, as tensions mount over a stalled pipeline project in northern British Columbia.

05/01/19
Author: 
First Nations Leaders
The RCMP Emergency Response Team in training for action against First Nations (among others.)
CHECKPOINTS ON HIGH ALERT AS RCMP PLAN TACTICAL UNIT ASSAULT

30/12/18
Author: 
Aaron Saad
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley high fives Finance Minister Joe Ceci at a press conference to speak about the Kinder Morgan pipeline project, in Edmonton on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason FransonJASON FRANSON / THE CANADIAN PRESS

 

A look at some of the major climate stories of the past year to prepare us for 2019

Dec. 29, 2018

We are now three years on from the signing of the Paris Agreement, the last major international climate agreement, and the one that was supposed to right a ship that is desperately off course.

29/12/18
Author: 
First Nations Leaders
INJUNCTION DEADLINE PLUS 12

RCMP APPEARS TO HOLD OFF FOR THE HOLIDAYS BUT LAND DEFENDERS ON HIGH ALERT AS NEW YEAR APPROACHES 
24/12/18
Author: 
Climate Convergence Metro Vancouver

Climate Convergence stands in solidarity with the Unis'ot'en Camp and Wet’suwe’ten Hereditary Chiefs in defending their traditional territories against the $40 billion LNG Canada mega-project approved by B.C. premier John Horgan.

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ordered the Unist’ot’en to remove a bridge barricade because it blocks access to a Coastal GasLink pipeline site. The 670km pipeline would bring fracked gas from Dawson Creek to LNG Canada’s planned processing plant in Kitimat on the coast. More than a quarter of the pipeline route crosses Wet’suwe’ten Territory.

24/12/18
Author: 
Leah Temper
Rendering of the LNG Canada terminus. LNG CANADA / VSUNWP

December 22, 2018

Ground zero in the global battle against climate chaos this week is in Wet’suwet’en territory, northern B.C. As pipeline companies try to push their way onto unceded Indigenous territories, the conflict could become the next Standing Rock-style showdown over Indigenous rights and fossil fuel infrastructure.

Since 2010, the Unist’ot’en clan, members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation, have been reoccupying and re-establishing themselves on their ancestral lands in opposition to as many as six proposed pipeline projects.

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