Indigenous Peoples

11/11/21
Author: 
Cloe Logan
Kanahus Manuel, birth keeper and member of the Tiny House Warriors. The tiny homes provide housing for Secwe̓pemc families, while acting as a barrier to the TMX expansion. Photo supplied by Kanahus Manuel

November 10th 2021

For almost four years, the Tiny House Warriors have been working to stop the TMX pipeline from encroaching on their territory, and as of Tuesday, the Secwe̓pemc land defenders have a human rights award to go along with their efforts.

09/11/21
Author: 
George Monbiot
Excerpt from a painting depicting the British East India Company in India, 1825-1830. Photograph: Print Collector/Getty Images

Nov. 5, 2021

At Cop26 the wealthy countries cast themselves as saviours, yet their efforts are hopelessly inadequate and will prolong the injustice

The story of the past 500 years can be crudely summarised as follows. A handful of European nations, which had mastered both the art of violence and advanced seafaring technology, used these faculties to invade other territories and seize their land, labour and resources.

09/11/21
Author: 
Bradley Hughes
Trees

November 7, 2021

Before the election, the BC NDP commissioned a report on old growth logging.Back then they promised to implement the report’s recommendations to halt logging in old growth forests in BC.

09/11/21
Author: 
First Nations leaders

The Unist'ot'en Village and their neighbours at Gidmet'en Checkpoint are both calling for supporters who can come out and spend multiple weeks or months on the territory. 

28/10/21
Author: 
First Nations leaders
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RCMP Arrest Likhts'amisyu Hereditary Chief Dsta'hyl and Gitxsan Supporter Colin Sutherland-Wilson
28/10/21
Author: 
Gordon Hoekstra
Banks Island Gold Mine. PHOTO BY HANDOUT /Vancouver Sun

Oct 26, 2021

The Gitxaala charge that mineral claims in their traditional territory were granted without consultation or even notice, which violates constitutional obligations to them and violates the United Nations declaration of the rights of indigenous peoples, which the B.C. government adopted in 2019.

The Gitxaala First Nation in northwestern B.C. has filed a first-of-its-kind legal challenge to the province’s mineral rights regime, which some critics have likened to a relic from the gold-rush era.

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