In BC, a lone white official who sensed the complexity of First Nations kinships and land use was tragically ignored. Second in a series. By Carly Wignes TheTyee.ca [Editor’s note: The 20-year effort to create modern treaties between B.C. First Nations and the federal and provincial governments has not produced many agreements.
By John Miner London Free Press The wind turbine industry is talking water. For years, wind energy development has been successfully promoted for its environmental benefits — generating electricity without greenhouse gas emissions or other air pollutants. But now the head of the association that represents more than 400 wind energy companies in
“Now is the time to act, now is the time to strategically plan SAMANTHA DAWSON NunatsiaqOnline.ca Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. must work on how it will respond to future and current mining developments in the territory, says Cathy Towtongie, the freshly re-elected president of the Inuit birthright organization. That’s one of the issues she
CBC radio The new chief of the Ross River Dena Council says his first nation is interested in negotiating agreements with mining companies who want access to resources on their lands. Brian Ladue says first nations are already in talks with North American Tungsten Corporation, talks that have been brokered by the Canadian Northern Economic
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Says Treaties and UNDRIP Must Be Implemented to Achieve Change Required, and Change Deserved
ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS press release OTTAWA, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ – On International Human Rights Day Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo further expresses the importance of implementing Treaties and the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a basic standard for achieving the
BY CULLEN BIRD OTTAWA CITIZEN OTTAWA — Attawapiskat First Nations Chief Theresa Spence began her hunger strike early Tuesday morning at a pipe ceremony on Victoria Island. Standing a few steps away from the ceremony’s sacred fire, Spence said she wants to reset the relationship between First Nations and the government regarding treaties.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard Written by Rick Callahan Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis wants to become the first major city to replace its entire fleet with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in a move the mayor says is designed to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign-produced fuels, city officials said Wednesday. Mayor Greg Ballard signed an executive
December 5, 2012 James Boyce: Burning fossil fuels not only climate threat but pollutants from process killing people Bio James K. Boyce is a Professor at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the Director of the Program on Development, Peacebuilding, and the Environment at PERI – The Political Economy Research Institute. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=O__z2zHYf3M Transcript PAUL JAY,
December 10, 2012 Jake Richardson Sometimes there’s mention in the press that wind farms harm wildlife. Typically, though these articles reference the damage done to bird and bats on land. What seems to get less mention in mass media is the potential benefit for sea creatures provided by offshore wind farms. A research study conducted
Environmental groups say recent measures show that Harper’s government is stepping up its attack on climate scientists. aljazeera.com Canadian campaigners are calling it a “war on science” – a slow and systematic unravelling of environmental and climate research budgets under the Conservative government of Stephen Harper. Hundreds of researchers have lost
SaveOurEnvironment.org The Canadian Government is pushing forward a new plan for tar sands extraction. And because it would destroy large swaths of caribou habitat, the government plans to “make up for it” by brutally killing of thousands of wolves, the caribou’s natural predators. This plan is clearly backwards and ridiculous, not to mention
Energy » Opponents say “the last thing we need is to destroy our public lands.” The Salt Lake Tribune Environmental groups filed a protest this week of a Bureau of Land Management plan to allocate more than 800,000 acres in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming for oil shale and tar sands development. The Center
By Richard Fidler Global Research Can Popular Protest Stop the Tar Sands Leviathan? Petroleum giant Enbridge Inc. has taken huge strides in recent weeks to complete its plan to transport tar sands oil to eastern Canada and from there to foreign markets. Already assured of support from the Harper government, the company is rapidly lining
BY ART STERRITT rabble.ca The following talk was given by Art Sterritt, Executive Director of Coastal First Nations, to the “Tar Sands Come to Ontario: No Line 9“ conference in Toronto, November 17, 2012. See also the video of his talk. Thank you. Good afternoon everybody. I appreciate the introduction. I appreciate everybody coming out, and I am
Dene Moore CTV News PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — The financial costs of a worst-case scenario tanker spill off the north coast of British Columbia could outweigh the economic rewards of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline for the region, says a study by the UBC Fisheries Centre. The study funded by World Wildlife