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First Nations/Indigenous

17/04/15
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Grand Chief Stewart Philip

Today: Grand Chief Stewart Phillip in front of Conservative Minister James Moore's office in Port Moody to deliver a petition calling on Conservative MPs to reverse cuts to oil spill response capacity, and ban increased tanker traffic on B.C.’s coast.Vancouver oil spill: "I am here today to stand in solidarity with all those people that know an recognize one undeniable fact, and that is that the Harper government is absolutely the worst federal government that this country has had to tolerate for at least the forty or fifty years."

Grand Chief Stewart Philip: Harper - The Worst Prime Minister
17/04/15
Author: 
Neetu Garcha

Nicola Valley First Nation Chief’s and supporters are occupying Premier Christy Clark’s constituency office in West Kelowna over the province’s apparent inaction on the issue of bio waste being trucked into their community.

16/04/15
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Staff

Industrial giants, from forestry companies to mining operations, must respect Aboriginal territorial claims in British Columbia just as they would heed the rights of any other Canadian landowner, the province’s highest court has ruled.

A decision from the B.C. Court of Appeal paves the way for First Nations to launch lawsuits to protect their territory from private parties, even without proving Aboriginal title.

16/04/15
Author: 
Staff

An Indigenous leader who was monitoring artisanal mining was killed in the Cañamomo Lomaprieta Indigenous Reservation in central Colombia. Many other Indigenous leaders from the Reservation have been threatened and their safety remains at risk.

30/03/15
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Protesters

See videos below of Heilsuk Nation representatives from the steps of the DFO building in Vancouver.

March 26, 2015, Release. The Heiltsuk nation and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) failed to reach an agreement concerning the controversial herring gillnet fishery during talks on Wednesday afternoon.

Lock Down at Vancouver DFO Offices
21/03/15

Enbridge was recently invited to speak on "Racial Equality" in Edmonton Alberta. Pipeline opponents and allies to Indigenous Land Defenders challenge them on their ability/right to do this.

Enbridge Challenged on Racial Equality in AB
11/03/15
Author: 
Heather Gies

Resource Extractivism: A Toxic Cocktail of State and Corporate Violence But women are not only on the forefront of demanding justice for their missing sisters and loved ones. What’s more, indigenous women are on the front lines of broader anti-capitalist struggles, particularly struggles against resource extraction projects.

08/03/15
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By Dee Ayroso

MANILA — Some 300 protesters belonging to indigenous peoples and environmentalist groups today called for an end to 20 years of liberalized mining under the Mining Act of 1995, which, they said, only resulted to “environmental destruction, pollution and plunder.” Most of the protesters were indigenous peoples and farmers whose homes and farms were affected by large-scale mining and militarization. They marched to Mendiola bridge in Manila at 10 a.m., and burned a 10-foot effigy of President Aquino, depicted as a bulldozer cum backhoe.

05/03/15
Author: 
Anne Minard

The Navajo Nation has blocked a backdoor deal that would have allowed uranium mining to restart, despite lingering waste from past mining and a reservation-wide ban that’s been in place since 2005. But opponents of the thwarted deal say they plan to stay vigilant, to make sure the uranium industry doesn’t get a foothold. During its Summer Session last week, the Navajo Nation Council voted 18-3 to rescind legislation passed in December by an unauthorized committee.

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