Indigenous Peoples

02/04/23
Author: 
Brett Wilkins
Pope Francis meets with Indigenous leaders in Maskwa Park, Alberta, Canada on July 25, 2022. (Photo: Ron Palmer/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Mar. 31, 2023

One Native American group hopes the historic move "is more than mere words, but rather is the beginning of a full acknowledgment of the history of oppression and a full accounting of the legacies of colonialism."

In a historic shift long sought by Indigenous-led activists, the Holy See on Thursday formally repudiated the doctrine of discovery, a dubious legal theory born from a series of 15th-century papal decrees used by colonizers including the United States to legally justify the genocidal conquest of non-Christian peoples and their land.

31/03/23
Author: 
CBC News
Multiple officers were involved in the arrests. Police have not said whether anyone they took into custody are suspected of being involved in the alleged 'swarming'. (Submitted by Jennifer Wickham/Gidim’ten Checkpoint)

Mar. 29, 2023

Five people were arrested at a camp on traditional Wet'suwet'en territory in northwestern B.C. on Wednesday.

Sleydo', a spokesperson for the Gidimt'en checkpoint, said Mounties in multiple police vehicles arrived at the checkpoint around 10:30 a.m. PT, though she was not on site when it happened.

"They immediately began arresting people, as far as we know," Sleydo', also known as Molly Wickham, said in an interview with CBC News. 

29/03/23
Author: 
Emiko Newman, Eric Doherty
B.C. currently has five new liquefied natural gas projects in play, including LNG Canada. PHOTO BY LNG CANADA /via REUTERS

Mar. 28, 2023

 B.C. is taking valuable steps but the new budget is full of mixed climate signals.

Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that future action to curb emissions will become progressively more difficult — and undoubtedly more expensive — with every increment of warming.

21/03/23
Author: 
Lisa Akinyi May
A wildfire sweeps down a mountain near Lytton, BC, in 2021. A Nlaka’pamux Nation community in the area has developed an adaptation strategy to deal with climate change; BC needs to support these kinds of initiatives, and establish a climate loss and damages fund. Photo by Darryl Dyck, the Canadian Press.

Website editor: Here's a great idea!

Mar. 21, 2023

COP27 created a global loss and damages fund. David Eby’s government should do the same.

17/03/23
Author: 
Marco Chown Oved
Catherine McKenna
Mar. 16, 2023
 

If found to have breached competition law, companies could theoretically face a fine of $9 billion.

The Pathways Alliance of oilsands companies has blanketed the country with a false advertising campaign designed to influence government and manipulate public support for the industry with the highest carbon emissions in Canada, according to a complaint filed with the Competition Bureau on Thursday.
16/03/23
Author: 
Michael Ekers, Estair Van Wagner and Sarah Morales
Large swaths of private forest lands — especially on Vancouver Island — aren’t protected from harmful logging practices. Photo by TJ Watt.

Website editor: This is an important article about logging, climate change,  Indigenous rights and more in BC.

Mar. 16, 2023

A gap in government protection is undermining Indigenous rights and environmental protection.

15/03/23
Author: 
CBC - The Early Edition
Cedar LNG

Mar. 15, 2023

The $3-billion Cedar LNG facility proposed by the Haisla Nation has been granted an environmental assessment certificate by the provincial government - but critics say the approval does not support BC's climate goals. We hear from Peter McCartney with the Wilderness Committee.

Listen here: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-91-the-early-edition/clip/15972401-b.c.-approves-indigenous-led-cedar-lng-project

15/03/23
Author: 
Andrew MacLeod
Premier David Eby announced approval for the Haisla Nation’s LNG project Tuesday. Chief Councillor Crystal Smith, in black dress and white shirt, said the decision ‘is about changing the course of history for my nation and Indigenous peoples everywhere.’ Photo via BC government.

Mar. 15, 2023

Haisla Nation welcomes green light, but critics sound warning on threat to province’s climate plan.

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