Archiv: First Nation


19.02.2020 - 21:59 [ Trend.az ]

Canada passenger rail company lays off 1,000 staff as blockades bite

The protesters say they back the Wet’suwet’en indigenous people of British Columbia in their campaign against the C$6.6 billion ($4.98 billion) Coastal GasLink project. Some aboriginal bands claim the right to veto projects on their territory, a stance rejected by a Canadian court earlier this month.

“Reconciliation doesn’t mean allowing a couple of people to shut down the national economy,” Alberta Premier Jason Kenney told reporters.

14.02.2020 - 02:58 [ The Abbotsford News ]

VIDEO: B.C. officials to meet Wet’suwet’en chiefs over gas pipeline protest

B.C. Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser has agreed to a meeting with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to resolve an impasse that has seen roadblocks on the route of the Coastal Gaslink pipeline spread to the nearby CN Rail tracks in northwestern B.C.

A letter from Premier John Horgan to a Wet’suwet’en chief confirms acceptance of a meeting, to be joined by a federal representative and a member of the neighbouring Gitxsan community.

14.02.2020 - 02:48 [ CityNews ]

‚This is war‘: Anti-pipeline protesters occupy David Eby Vancouver constituency office

The Vancouver constituency office of B.C.’s Attorney General was taken over Thursday by anti-pipeline protesters and supporters of Wet’suwet’en people opposed to a GasLink pipeline project.

Upwards of 50 people occupied the office and surrounding sidewalk, singing, drumming, giving speeches and milling about the room. Attorney General David Eby was in Victoria at the time of the protest.

03.02.2020 - 05:11 [ Truthout ]

Canada’s Battle Against First Nations Shows Slide Toward Authoritarianism

The Canadian state has always, if only tacitly, understood this relationship between authoritarianism, resource extraction, colonialism and what Karl Marx called “primitive accumulation” — the looting and pillaging of wealth. Like the U.S., Canada has a long, ignominious record of abusing, locking up and betraying promises to Indigenous peoples.

13.03.2019 - 22:48 [ CBC ]

First Nation praises creation of new park to buffer Alberta national park

The Alberta government announced on Tuesday the creation of Kitaskino Nuwenene Wildland Park, a 1,600-square-kilometre park that links and expands two previously announced parks buffering Wood Buffalo National Park.

The park comes after three energy companies — Cenovus, Imperial Oil and Teck Resources — returned oil sands leases to the government.