Posts from ‘Indigenous rights’

Private police, corporate prosecutors target Indigenous leaders

January 12, 2022 | 

Oil companies have a new strategy to put opponents in jail. B.C. is their testing ground. Corporate lawyers, backed by American billionaires, have won the right to privately prosecute ...

Protecting the Fraser with song, ceremony and resistance

Indigenous leaders and supporters gather in response to Trans Mountain’s plans to begin drilling under the Fraser river Cottonwood seed blew through the sky like snow and the river ...

What could it mean to decolonize “British Columbia”?

Until we reckon with our history of violence and land theft, B.C. will struggle to solve the big problems we face today. In the mid-1850s American miners kidnapped Stó:lō ...

Dogwood Live – B.C. Election 2020 Reaction

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 ...

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

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 ...

Pipeline supporters plan rally to “reclaim” Indigenous land

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 ...

B.C. pipeline construction could trigger major unrest

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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