Posts by Kai Nagata

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Land, money and markets: three things every pipeline needs

02.15.20 | Climate, Commentary, Local Power |  Kai Nagata

Indigenous solidarity is part of a powerful three-pronged strategy to stop fossil fuel expansion Long after the last pipeline has been dug up and recycled, Wet’suwet’en people will decide what happens on their lands through their own chosen system of governance. Chiefs’ names like Na’moks, Lho’imggin and Gisday’wa will be handed down in the feast […]

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Wet’suwet’en raids spell trouble for the BC NDP

02.11.20 | Climate, Commentary, News |  Kai Nagata

Like Idle No More in 2013, the battle for Wet’suwet’en land has set events in motion no government can control “Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue.” Martin Luther King Jr. wrote those […]

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Old-school politics won’t save us from climate chaos. Here’s what might.

01.24.20 | Campaigns, Climate, Democracy, Elections, News |  Kai Nagata

Odds favour a B.C. election in 2020. How can we force cooperation on the defining issue of our lives?   Here’s a prediction for 2020: British Columbians will head back to the polls. The NDP promised to make life more affordable, and now they’ve cut bridge tolls, daycare costs and MSP premiums. Premier Horgan still […]

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Webinar: Adam Olsen on the passage of B.C.’s UNDRIP law

12.18.19 | Climate, Democracy, In Depth, Media, Mining, Podcast |  Kai Nagata

How might the Declaration Act affect forestry, mining, Site C or other projects on the B.C. landscape? After Bill 41 became law, we had a chance to sit down for an hour with Adam Olsen, Tsartlip Nation member and MLA for Saanich North and the Islands. Topics included: How Indigenous languages offer a different perspective […]

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Youth climate strikers welcome North Van MP to new portfolio

11.20.19 | Climate, Election - Canada 2019, Media |  Kai Nagata

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2019 Youth climate strikers welcome North Van MP to new portfolio Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has 100 days to show he’s serious MUSQUEAM, SQUAMISH, TSLEIL-WAUTUTH TERRITORIES – Organizers of the largest mass demonstration in recent B.C. history say Jonathan Wilkinson must show he takes the climate crisis seriously, or face […]

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Webinar: Khelsilem on B.C. Indigenous rights bill

11.19.19 | Climate, Democracy, In Depth, Media, Mining, Podcast |  Kai Nagata

How affordable housing, climate action and Indigenous rights can fit together We were pleased to welcome language teacher, elected councillor and Squamish Nation spokesperson Khelsilem for an hour-long chat with Kai Nagata and Dogwood supporters. Topics included: Sen̓áḵw, the Squamish Nation’s ambitious new 6,000-unit rental housing project in Kitsilano How Indigenous values can inform the […]

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Time for a Bloc Cascadien in Canadian politics

10.23.19 | Election - Canada 2019, News, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

With a weak federal government and hostile neighbours, B.C. needs to stand up for itself B.C. is the front line of the overdose crisis and the housing crisis. We have the most crushing ratio of household debt in Canada. Our primary industries are collapsing because of climate change, automation and corporate greed. And yet British […]

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Yes, racism is an environmental issue

10.07.19 | Election - Canada 2019, News |  Kai Nagata

Calls to ‘focus on climate’ above justice or equity are misguided, even dangerous I know what Mike Le Couteur was thinking. When NDP leader Jagmeet Singh stood in Grassy Narrows and vowed to fix the drinking water in Indigenous communities, the Global reporter was following his news instincts. “Are you just writing a blank cheque,” […]

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