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Dogwood Live – B.C. Election 2020 Reaction

10.26.20 | #Vote16BC, Actions, Ban Big Money, Climate, Election - BC 2020, Indigenous rights, Podcast, Strategy |  Dogwood

Recorded on October 24, as the results of the 2020 B.C. election rolled in, Alexandra Woodsworth, Kai Nagata and Lisa Sammartino share their perspectives on the outcome and how it will impact climate action, youth engagement and Indigenous rights. Watch the video: Listen to the podcast:

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Indigenous leaders, environmental groups and local citizens vow to protect Lower Mainland forest from Trans Mountain pipeline construction

08.08.20 | General, Indigenous rights |  Alexandra Woodsworth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Crucial window for Trans Mountain tree cutting at risk of delay due to protests August 8, 2020, Burnaby, British Columbia — Today, hundreds of people are touring a conservation area where Trans Mountain is planning to clear trees near the Brunette River in Burnaby. The tours include a visit to public health […]

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Pipeline supporters plan rally to “reclaim” Indigenous land

07.21.20 | Climate, Indigenous rights, News |  Kai Nagata

Business owners, local politicians want Secwépemc houses removed Angry residents of Blue River, B.C. are calling for a “rally to reclaim the North Thompson Valley” on Saturday, as Secwépemc land defenders refuse to leave a piece of land where Trans Mountain plans to build a 500-worker camp. Rally organizers sent a release to media saying […]

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B.C. pipeline construction could trigger major unrest

07.09.20 | Climate, Indigenous rights, News |  Kai Nagata

Police brutality, climate inaction, denial of Indigenous rights: it’s a political tinderbox Wet’suwet’en families have dried and smoked salmon from the Wedzin Kwa, or Morice River, every summer for millennia. As the leader of Cas Yikh, the Grizzly House, Chief Woos has a responsibility to ensure food security for his extended family. That’s why he […]

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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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Why B.C. should reopen clean energy opportunities for Indigenous communities

04.23.20 | Climate, Indigenous rights, Local Power, Op-Ed |  Guest Writer

Guest blog by Andy Hira, Professor of Political Science, Simon Fraser University. A little more than a year ago, the British Columbia government launched an inquiry into the regulation of Indigenous energy utilities and ordered the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) to provide recommendations on how Indigenous utilities should be regulated. The BCUC is set […]

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In Ktunaxa territory, the future is bright

03.13.20 | Climate, Indigenous rights, Local Power, News |  Dave Mills

Massive solar project in the Kootenays could light the way to a made-in-B.C. Green New Deal As viral outbreaks and wavering stock markets add to the threat of climate breakdown, it feels like we’re edging closer to the type of crisis last seen during the Great Depression or World War II. Many are calling for […]

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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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