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Power to the People – webinar

06.22.20 | Climate, Local Power | 

Indigenous communities are taking the lead on renewable energy in all four corners of our province. In this webinar, Kai talks with Melina Laboucan-Massimo, host of the new APTN television show Power to the People, and Peter Kirby, a renewable energy champion from the Taku River Tlingit in Atlin, B.C. Video   Take action! Ask […]

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British Columbians call on Premier Horgan to “Build Back Better” as Legislature reconvenes

06.22.20 | Actions, Climate, General, Local Power, Media | 

June 22, 2020 For Immediate Release British Columbians call on Premier Horgan to “Build Back Better” as Legislature reconvenes Victoria, B.C. — Today, B.C. MLAs gathering for the first day of the summer legislative session were met by volunteers from the citizen action group Dogwood, who held a physically distant demonstration on the lawn of […]

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Our roadmap to a better B.C.

06.08.20 | Campaigns, Climate, Local Power, News | 

British Columbians have a wealth of ideas about how to build a just, healthy and sustainable future. But it’s up to our elected leaders to make it happen. If not now, when? The escalating climate crisis was pounding at our door, warning us we were heading in the wrong direction, when COVID-19 swept our legs […]

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Seth Klein joins Dogwood Board of Directors

06.17.20 | In Depth, News | 

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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I’m a Black Burnaby student. School officers make me feel unsafe.

06.11.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary, Op-Ed | 

Guest blog written by Haleluya Hailu, Summit Youth Empowerment Program alum and Vote16 team member. Originally printed in The Burnaby Now.   Re: Liaison programs keep gangs away from Burnaby schools, NOW letters I have to start off and say I am a bit biased. I am black. That’s it. I’ve grown up in Burnaby, […]

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

06.04.20 | Climate, Indigenous rights, News | 

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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The right to decide my own future

05.20.20 | #Vote16BC, Actions, Commentary, General, Organizing | 

Why I joined the #Vote16BC campaign to lower the voting age in B.C. Guest blog by Jenny Tindall, Vote16BC campaigner My name is Jenny Tindall. I am a 16-year-old living in Vancouver, B.C. Growing up, my family has always encouraged me to use my voice and fight for what I believe in. When I was […]

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The case for lowering the voting age in B.C.

05.20.20 | #Vote16BC, Actions, Commentary, General | 

It’s no wonder the campaign is picking up momentum in B.C. and around the world. Originally published on the blog Sowing Seeds of Change. My name is Katia Bannister. I am an organizer with Dogwood’s #Vote16BC campaign. The goal of the campaign is to lower the voting age to 16 years old in British Columbia. […]

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