Indigenous Peoples

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

Jan. 18, 2024

Sandra Smiley, Preet Gandhi and Kathryn Haegedorn
Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside on the morning of Jan. 17, after city bylaw enforcement and police officers decamped people from the park last week. Photo via Amanda Burrows on X.

Jan. 19, 2024

Carl Meyer
Internal government documents show that pipeline company TC Energy pressured the federal government to ignore a growing form of fossil fuel activity in Canada in one of its key climate policies, at a time when the country is already struggling to meet its emissions reduction goals. Photo: Marty Clemens / The Narwhal

Jan. 17, 2024

Internal government memos show TC Energy lobbied for carveouts exempting methane and LNG plants from one of Canada’s key climate policies targeting the oil and gas industry

One of Canada’s largest pipeline operators lobbied the federal government to exclude two major sources of carbon pollution from its emissions cap for the oil and gas sector.

Harriet Barber in Jujuy, Argentina
A man carries the Wiphala flag – which represents the native peoples of the Andes – at the protest camp in Purmamarca, Jujuy province. The demonstrators, many of them from the Indigenous community, are angry about changes made to the state constitution, and the growth of mining. Photograph: John Owens

Jan. 11, 2024

In the country’s ‘lithium triangle’ activists say Indigenous land protections have been removed and protests against mining violently repressed

The first time, they came at 2am and without a warrant. Rosa* was alone. She was gagged, her eyes covered, and her hands bound with a cable tie.

“I was paralysed. I felt someone choking me,” Rosa recalls. “They called me a socialist, a whore. I was in my underwear; they touched me. One put his fingers inside of me.”

Brett Forester
On Sept. 23, 2003, Prime Minister Jean Chrétien addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. At the time, his government was quietly working with Australia on a substitute draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)

Jan. 15, 2024

Canada and Australia crafted government-friendly UNDRIP substitute in 2002-03, documents show

Canada led efforts to weaken the draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations, working secretly with Australia to develop a watered-down substitute in the early 2000s, newly released Australian cabinet records show.

Amanda Follett Hosgood
From left, Corey Jocko, Shaylynn Sampson and Sleydo’ Molly Wickham stand outside the Smithers courthouse. All three were found guilty of criminal contempt of court today. Photo for The Tyee by Amanda Follett Hosgood.

Jan. 12, 2024

But defence will push to stay the verdicts based on alleged RCMP rights violations.

Kai Nagata
Okanagan solar

Jan. 9, 2024

Major pipelines over budget, cancelled or facing fierce opposition

Just three days before Christmas, British Columbians received a surprise gift: a pipeline rejection. The BC Utilities Commission denied the application by FortisBC to build a $327 million gas pipeline in the fast-growing south Okanagan.

Seth Klein
A delegate is silhouetted while walking past the ExxonMobil booth during the LNG2023 conference, in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, July 10, 2023. Photo by: The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck

Jan. 10, 2024

One of the biggest climate stories in Canada in 2024 might well prove to be a project that, so far at least, few in the country have heard of — Ksi Lisims LNG.


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