Indigenous Peoples

Amanda Coletta
02 May 21

or Michigan’s governor, the 645-mile pipeline jeopardizes the Great Lakes. For Canada’s natural resources minister, its continued operation is “nonnegotiable.”

Insure Our Future
Oil pipes

Coalition Denounces Decision, Pledges to Ramp Up Pressure on Remaining Insurers to Cut Ties with Trans Mountain

Vaughn Palmer
Then-NDP candidate and now Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Murray Rankin arrives at his campaign headquarters in Victoria on Oct. 19, 2015. PHOTO BY TBA /PNG

Apr 26, 2021

Aboriginal title over large tracts of 95 per cent of B.C. that's now referred to as Crown land would entail “huge transfer of wealth.”

VICTORIA — The B.C. government should prepare the public for the coming “big shock” when “fairly large chunks” of provincial Crown land are recognized as actually owned and controlled by Indigenous Nations.

So says Jack Woodward, the lawyer who won the case that resulted in the first declaration of Aboriginal title in B.C. and who is taking another title case to court next year.

CTV News Vancouver Island Staff
Activists are seen gathered outside the provincial courthouse in Victoria on March 4 protesting the injunction that was granted to forestry company Teal-Jones on April 1:(CTV News)

April 1, 2021

VICTORIA -- The B.C. Supreme Court has granted an injunction to remove protesters from logging sites near the Fairy Creek area of Port Renfrew.

The blockades were set up in August against logging company Teal-Jones. Protesters say the blockades were established to prevent old-growth logging in the area.

Activists say they will continue to call on the B.C. government to intervene.

Eugene Kung - Staff Lawyer, Julia Kidder - Communications & Engagement Specialist
Glass of water and pipelines
March 25, 2021

Watered down promises do more harm than good

The federal government has an over-promising problem, and it’s doing more harm than good.

Serena Renner, Tyee contributor, and Zoë Yunker
The blockade in the Fairy Creek watershed has faced criticisms for not receiving support from Pacheedaht First Nation, whose territory includes the watershed. Photo: Will O'Connell

Mar 26, 2021

22 min read

Simon Frankson emerged from his sleeping bag at 4 a.m., just in time to join the fray.


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