Indigenous Peoples

Primary Author: Gaye Taylor
Nevada lithium mine - Doc Searls/flickr

Apr. 11, 2023

Demand for crucial energy transition materials is expected to increase four to six times from current levels by 2050, making it urgent to solve the social and environmental problems of mining, say advocates for a clean and just energy transition.

John Woodside
RBC CEO David McKay is broadcast on a laptop screen at the Royal Bank of Canada annual general meeting in Toronto on April 7, 2022. Photo by Christopher Katsarov/National Observer

Apr. 13, 2023

Canada’s largest bank provided more money to the fossil fuel sector last year than any other bank in the world, new financial data reveals.

Bob Weber
Discoloured water, later found to be groundwater contaminated with oilsands tailings

Apr. 5, 2023

The Alberta government waited a month before calling an emergency response to one of the biggest releases of oilsands tailings in the province's history, a leaked document shows.

John Woodside
Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs Gisdaya and Na'Moks and other representatives from the nation attend RBC's annual shareholder meeting in Saskatoon on April 5, 2023. Photo by Katie Wilson

Apr. 6, 2023

Indigenous leaders and climate advocates say they were met with the “highest insult” Wednesday as security guards turned them away from the main room of RBC's annual shareholder meeting in Saskatoon.

J David Hughes
Raising emissions while pledging to lower them — British Columbia’s Orwellian LNG gambit

Mar. 23, 2023

In 2007, then-BC premier Gordon Campbell passed the “Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act” committing BC to a 33 per cent reduction in emissions from 2007 levels by 2020.

Despite premier Campbell’s good intentions, emissions in 2020 were down just 1.6 per cent.

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.

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. 

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.


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