Indigenous Peoples

M.E. O’Brien, David Camfield
Penguins: Photo: Torsten Dederichs/Unsplash

Some unfamiliar concepts here for many of us, but they provide a lot of good food for thought.

       -- Gene McGuckin

12. 1. 2023

Amanda Follett Hosgood
After years of conflict over resource development in an area known as the Sacred Headwaters, the Tahltan Central Government became the first nation to sign Section 7 decision-making agreements with the BC government. Photo by Amanda Follett Hosgood.

Feb. 14, 2024

Plans to bring the Land Act into line with DRIPA have caused a furor. An explainer.

Michelle Gamage
An image from the NASA Earth Observatory shows temperature anomalies across North America on June 27, 2021. Red areas show where air temperatures climbed more than 15 C higher than the 2014-20 average for the same day.

Feb. 14, 2024

Vancouver Coastal Health warned Tuesday that we’re not ready for extreme weather caused by climate change.

Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs
Photo  - from Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs

Feb 9, 2024

Urges Halt to BCEAO Review Demanding Critical Studies Before Advancing

Gitanyow Lax’yip, February 9, 2024: The Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs (GHC) issued a detailed response to Ksi Lisims LNG’s letter, dated December 22, 2023, raising critical points challenging the project’s claims regarding climate impacts and fisheries in the Nass Watershed.

Cloe Logan
An LNG tanker. Photo by Lens Envy via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED)

Jan. 7, 2024

Recent energy figures from Europe further weaken Canada’s justification for developing LNG to export it abroad, says a new report.


Amanda Follett Hosgood
People gather at an October 2023 Vancouver rally in support of Palestinians in Gaza. The RCMP has confirmed it sent a controversial policing unit to rallies in cities across southern BC, but wouldn’t confirm specific dates or locations. Photo by Jen St. Denis.

Feb. 2, 2024

Referring to the demonstrations as ‘pro-Hamas,’ the force said C-IRG’s mandate and scope are expanding.

Benjamin Shingler
A study conducted in 2018 used aircraft to collect air samples around 17 oilsands facilities in northern Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)

Jan. 25, 2024

Data collected by air finds levels of harmful pollutants can be more than 60 times higher than estimated

Alberta's oilsands operations produce far more potentially harmful air pollutants than are officially reported, with the daily output on par with those from gridlocked megacities like Los Angeles, new research suggests.

Primary Author: Christopher Bonasia
shipping LNG - Wikipedia
Jan. 23,2024
Ksi Lisims LNG, an Indigenous-owned floating gas liquefaction facility proposed in British Columbia, has secured a 20-year deal to sell some of its product to colossal fossil Shell, even as global LNG markets wither.
Lynda V. Mapes
An aerial view shows Puget Sound Energy’s Liquefied Natural Gas plant in Tacoma. (Joshua Bessex /, 2018)

Jan. 24, 2024

Puget Sound Energy has canceled a controversial expansion of its liquefied natural gas plant in Tacoma.

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians and a coalition of community groups appealed permits for the project to the state Shoreline Hearings Board. The case had been scheduled for an April hearing, but rather than defend the project, PSE backed down.

Brandi Morin
 Residents of an Indigenous homeless encampment in Edmonton being evicted by police | Photo by Brandi Morin

Jan. 18, 2024


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