Indigenous Peoples

Pamela Palmater
An RCMP officer points a gun into the tiny house in Wet'suwet'en territory. Photo: Still from footage by Michael Toledano

Nov. 26, 2021

Instead of criminalizing Indigenous peoples defending the climate and water, Canada should be taking our lead

The RCMP’s most recent actions in Wet’suwet’en territory unfolded more like a horror movie than any semblance of the rule of law in a functioning democracy. 

Randy Kritkausky, Indian Country Today .

Nov. 27, 2021

Not a kernel of truth: After 400 years it’s time to take down the monumental insult

Not A Kernel Of Truth.

The Wall Street Journal needs to cease its incorrect ‘Pilgrim Journal’

John Price
photo of Wet’suwet’en blockade - MICHAEL TOLEDANO

November 24th, 2021

Using Coastal GasLink workers as a wedge against the Wet’suwet’en is audacious but not surprising, according to one historian

For the third time in as many years, the settler government of B.C. has violently attacked and arrested unarmed Indigenous land defenders and journalists near Wedzin Kwa, the sacred waterway located on the unceded traditional territories of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation.

First Nations leaders
Reconciliation will not come at the barrel of a gun


Video and Photos of Raid on Coyote Camp Released

Hina Alam • The Canadian Press
Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender.
[Editor: Note the date!]
Jan 11, 2020  

The commissioner believes Canada is shirking its obligations as a signatory to the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Les Leyne
The B.C. government is in the midst of rule changes that will make more the province's forests off-limits to logging. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST

Nov. 24, 2021

Nearly every one of the last 20 forest ministers, going back 35 years, has stood up at one point or another and indignantly denied that forestry is a sunset industry.

The fact they felt the need in the first place means the impression was out there. More and more, it looks like that impression was and is correct.

Stephanie Wood
This past week's B.C. floods have caused extensive damage in the Lower Mainland, including along Highway 11. Experts say governments of all levels need to do more to prepare for climate disasters that are now happening with increasing frequency. Photo: B.C. Ministry of Transportation / Flickr

Nov. 20, 2021

Ninety-six per cent of dikes in the Lower Mainland are not high enough to block extreme floods. Some experts say we have to think beyond concrete

Semá:th (Sumas) First Nation councillor Murray Ned dragged a chair across his front yard to the water’s edge and sat down to take in the lake on Tuesday night. The water sat still under the moonlight. 

Dru Oja Jay
TOP | Premier John Horgan tours an LNG Canada Site in Kitimat, BC in 2020. Photo: BC Government

Nov 24 2021

A moratorium vote on industry at centre of Wet’suwet’en standoff has been quashed repeatedly over two years

Rigged conventions. Filibustered meetings. Claims of “lost” paperwork.

For more than two years, members of the British Columbia New Democrats say their governing party has used obstructive tactics to prevent an open debate about its fracked gas industry, which last week led to another militarized police raid on Wet’suwet’en territory.

Zoë Ducklow
A camp at Fairy Creek in October. Photo: James MacDonald / Capital Daily

November 25, 2021

Deferrals and changes to logging legislation is coming. But the activists aren’t leaving

The first thing you need to understand about Fairy Creek, if you’ve never been to Fairy Creek, is that the real fight isn’t in Fairy Creek. It’s beside it in Granite Creek, and above it at Ridge Camp, and to the west in the Walbran Valley.


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