Protest - Revolt

21/01/16
Author: 
Elizabeth McSheffrey
Katzie First Nation Chief Susan Miller (left) and her sister, Debbie Miller, stand with protesters outside the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain hearings in Burnaby, B.C. on Wed. Jan. 20, 2016. Photo by Elizabeth McSheffrey.

Katzie Nation Chief Susan Miller and her sister Debbie Miller of Katzie First Nation say they stand to lose everything if the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is approved.

 

Chief Miller said the continued expansion of pipeline projects and shrinking of Indigenous territories represents the ongoing assault on First Nations culture that started with the residential school system.

20/01/16
Author: 
Jeremy Deutsch
Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, at centre holding sign, is joined by dozens of people rallying against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project and National Energy Board hearings taking place in Burnaby at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre.   Photograph By Cornelia Naylor

[Remember rally at the NEB on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 1 pm - see "Events"]

Carrying signs and a marching tune, dozens of people turned up to the Trans Mountain National Energy Board hearings in Burnaby to voice their opposition to the Kinder Morgan project. 

The rally was planned days before the hearings and was intended to send a message to the NEB, which was holding final arguments for intervenors inside the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre Tuesday.

20/01/16
Author: 
Laura Kane
We Vote No

BURNABY, B.C. — First Nations and environmentalists had one question for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the start of National Energy Board hearings on the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

"You said no. Where are you?" asked Audrey Siegl of the Musqueam Indian Band, to a cheer from a crowd of protesters gathered outside a Burnaby, B.C., hotel on Tuesday.

"Stand with us if you're going to stand with us. We need more than just words."

20/01/16
Author: 
Bill McKibben

Here we are just a couple of weeks into 2016 and we already know that last year was thesecond-warmest on record in the continental United States (the winner so far being 2012); the month of December was a U.S. record-breaker for heat and also precipitation; and it’s assumed that, when t

19/01/16
Author: 
Treaty 8 Stewards of the Land

Peaceful camp occupancy continues at Site C dam construction site

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FORT CAMP, BC, Treaty 8 Territory, Jan. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - First Nation members today called on the Canadian and British Columbian governments to embrace a three-point plan that will protect lands at imminent threat of destruction as preparatory work continues to build the Site C dam.

18/01/16

Friends,

Tomorrow, the next round of National Energy Board hearings for the Trans-Mountain Kinder Morgan pipeline are set to start. With them, Prime Minister Trudeau and this government will be breaking their first big climate promise.

The new government campaigned against the broken NEB reviews of tar sands pipelines. But now, under pressure from big oil, they’re letting both the Kinder Morgan and Energy East reviews proceed -- with no consideration of climate change, without listening to communities, and without respecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

18/01/16
Author: 
Staff
Burnaby RCMP arrested seven protesters who had boarded a barge conducting test drilling for the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline. (Kelly Patrick Moore)

Seven people were arrested Monday morning while protesting the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline.

According to Burnaby RCMP, four protesters boarded a barge sitting about 100 metres offshore at Westridge Marine Terminal on Sunday, and remained there overnight.

18/01/16
Author: 
Charlie Smith
Xenoa Skinteh indicated his displeasure with the barge in Burrard Inlet before direct action took place today.

Activists have issued a news release claiming that they've seized a drilling barge near Westridge Marine Terminal. Around noon, it was boarded by two activists.

14/01/16
Author: 
Keith Baldry

One of the more intriguing demands by those opposing the Site C dam is that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau step in and block its construction, using the argument that the dam infringes First Nations' rights and poses environmental risk.

The odds of the Trudeau government taking such an extraordinary action are, of course, fairly remote. But the root of the argument -- that the dam tramples on First Nations' rights -- remains very much alive even while the dam's construction proceeds every day.

14/01/16
Author: 
Staff
David Suzuki, third from the right, and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, centre, joined protesters at the Site C protest camp at Rocky Mountain Fort on Monday. (Yvonne Tupper/Facebook)

Environmental campaigner David Suzuki is throwing his support behindFirst Nations protesting the construction of the $9-billion Site C dam in northeastern British Columbia.

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