Indigenous Peoples

Staff Reporter
Mar. 2, 2021
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Stacy Gallagher (right) has been handed a sentence of 90 days.Rita Wong

Updated recommendations say jail should be a 'last resort'

The Energy Mix
Magpie River - SNAP Quebec/Facebook

With its kilometres of rapids and deep blue waters winding through Quebec’s Côte-Nord region, the Magpie river has long been a culturally significant spot for the Innu of Ekuanitshit. 

Now the river, a majestic, world-renowned whitewater rafting destination, has been granted legal personhood status in a bid to protect it from future threats, such as hydroelectric development. Its new status means the body of water could theoretically sue the government. 

Andrew MacLeod
Premier John Horgan confirmed today that construction of the Site C dam will once again go ahead. ‘I know there are a lot of British Columbians who have never accepted this as an appropriate way for BC Hydro to go,’ he said. Photo via the BC government.

Feb. 26, 2021

BC Liberals accuse NDP of mismanagement; Greens warn public to brace for higher costs.

Premier John Horgan’s announcement today that the government will continue with the Site C dam despite massive budget increases and delays brought criticism from opponents and supporters of the project.

Andrew Kurjata, Meera Bains

Terminating project would cost at least $10.2B, B.C. government says

The Canadian Press

Feb 24, 2021

Filings come days after Indigenous youth in Vancouver blocked entrances of companies

Work on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project being done by workers with the SA Energy Group in this undated photo. (Trans Mountain)

Brent Richter
Crews from Western Canada Marine Response Corp. contain a fuel spill on Burrard Inlet, Monday (Feb. 22).Western Canada Marine Response Corporation

Feb. 22, 2021

Western Canada Marine Response deploys boom around tanker

Crews have cleaned up a small a bunker oil spill on Burrard Inlet.

Published by Brent Patterson
Still from Braided Warriors video.

February 20, 2021

Braided Warriors were attacked by the police on Friday February 19 in the lobby of the Vancouver branch of AIG Canada, a transnational finance and insurance company that is insuring the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline in violation of Indigenous rights.

About half of the 1,150 kilometre-long pipeline is set to cross unceded Secwepemc territory without their free, prior and informed consent.

Matthew Behrens
Trudeau at anti-racism rally. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO

February 19, 2021

Can a government that has spent millions fighting nine consecutive orders to end racist discrimination against 165,000 Indigenous children and which regularly ignores United Nations calls to respect Indigenous nations' right to free, prior and informed consent be an ally in the fight to end white supremacist violence?

Can a nation state that continues to honour white supremacists with street names, statues, and school mascots be a reliable anti-racist partner?


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