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Seth Klein joins Dogwood Board of Directors

06.17.20 | In Depth, News |  Kai Nagata

An interview with the author, activist and longtime B.C. director of the CCPA I’m delighted to announce that Seth Klein has agreed to join the Dogwood board. Who is Seth? What makes him tick? And where does he see the greatest opportunities for transformative change in our province? I put those questions to him in an […]

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B.C. has its own militarized, violent and yes, racist cops

06.04.20 | Climate, Indigenous rights, News |  Kai Nagata

Their next mission? Punch another pipeline through Indigenous lands Canadians can shake our heads at police brutality in the United States, but the same tactics and equipment are used in our country, with alarming numbers of Black and Indigenous people hurt and killed. Irene Joseph, a Wet’suwet’en elder using a walker, was stopped at a […]

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Horgan sticking to climate plan despite pandemic

04.21.20 | Climate, News |  Kai Nagata

B.C. Premier says he wants to hear from British Columbians where COVID-19 recovery spending should go The B.C. government is pressing ahead with its Clean BC climate plan – and implementation of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act – despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, ministers told climate and conservation leaders […]

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The battle plan: make bread, phone grandma, fight Big Oil

03.27.20 | Commentary, Local Power, News |  Kai Nagata

While Canadians stay home, corporate lobbyists are working overtime to siphon off federal cash This morning my son and I tied twine to the four corners of a plastic bag. We taped the string to a dead battery and threw it off the porch. A parachute! That bought my partner and me an hour to […]

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COVID-19: Lessons from our grandparents

03.19.20 | Commentary, News |  Kai Nagata

The “greatest generation” endured WWII. Now it’s our turn to defend them – and our health care system During World War II most Canadians were not on the front lines, like health care workers are today. Instead, people supported the fight against fascism from home. Today, as COVID-19 preys on our elders and vulnerable neighbours, […]

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The dominos were falling long before COVID-19

03.10.20 | Climate, Op-Ed |  Kai Nagata

Canada needs to stop wasting taxpayer dollars on a dying industry The future of the oil industry is collapsing before our eyes. This is the worst moment in history to be plowing billions of public dollars into heavy-oil expansion projects like Trans Mountain. Albertans are right to be terrified. Their economy is being battered by global […]

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Land, money and markets: three things every pipeline needs

02.15.20 | Climate, Commentary, Local Power, Trans Mountain Pipeline |  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, Indigenous rights, 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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