Indigenous Peoples

Sidney Coles
Kai Nagata, communications director at Dogwood BC, presenting at the third annual Peace and Unity Summit.

Aug. 17, 2023

Presentation highlights darker truths behind violence and intimidation against Indigenous land defenders resisting resource extraction

Associated Press
[Top photo: Presidential candidate Jan Topic, of the Country Without Fear Coalition, shows his ballot in a referendum on whether the country should ban oil operations in the Amazons during a snap election in Gyayaquil, Ecuador, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023.  In a historic decision, Ecuadorians voted on Sunday against the oil drilling of Yasuni National Park, which is a protected area in the Amazon the home to two uncontacted tribes and serves as a biodiversity hotspot. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)]

Aug. 21, 2023

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ecuadorians voted against drilling for oil in a protected area of the Amazon, an important decision that will require the state oil company to end its operations in a region that’s home to isolated tribes and is a hotspot of biodiversity.

Derrick O'Keefe
Photo - Flickr - coal mining

Aug. 14, 2023

As wildfires rage around the world, Canadian billionaire Jim Pattison is doubling down on the dirtiest fossil fuel

British Columbia continues to expand its exports of the dirtiest fossil fuel on Earth. And even though Canada’s federal government has promised to end thermal coal exports by 2030, B.C.’s richest person keeps increasing his investment in Canada’s busiest coal export terminal.

Anne Shibata Casselman
The aftermath of the White Rock Lake wildfire in B.C. in 2021. (Photograph by Darryl Dyck/CP Images.)

Aug. 10, 2023

This article is long, because it is VERY comprehensive. It's worth getting the full picture of what we are facing. Spread the word.

           - Gene McGuckin

John Woodside
Bob Rae - Illustration by Ata Ojani/Canada's National Observer

Aug. 9, 2023

Weeks after a Canadian company was publicly accused of ignoring concerns about its oil and gas drilling near a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the company’s most senior leadership turned to Global Affairs Canada for help.

Amanda Follett Hosgood
The Babine fish-counting fence sits near the start of the river, where warm surface water funnels into the narrow channel. It means that salmon waiting downstream to pass are left hanging in higher temperatures, making them vulnerable to disease, parasites and exhaustion. Photo by Lake Babine Nation.

Aug. 3, 2023

Lake Babine Nation says the federal regulator is pulling its temperature thresholds for sockeye salmon ‘out of a hat.’

The Breach
Canada’s trains are key to a sustainable future - video

Jul 24, 2023

[Editor: interesting and informative video here]

Canada was on track to be a leader in high-speed rail—and then we chose highways. But we don’t have to stay married to cars. Trains hold one key to accessibility, climate safety, and colonial restitution.

Watch here:

John Clarke
Stop funding fossil fuels

July 9, 2023

With each mile of country that burns in wildfire, this unwavering support for the oil industry is looking more and more deranged. As wildfires spread across Canada, Justin Trudeau sought to showcase his commitment to responsible environmental stewardship. He told reporters that:

Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
 Pumpjack - Sanjay Acharya/WikimediaCommons

Attached below this article is a table of how soon the known global reserves of a number of key minerals/elements will be completely depleted at the current rate of exploitation. 

June 27, 2023

The Canadian government must take the lead in protecting Canadians from an inevitable “terminal decline” of the global oil and gas sector, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) concludes in a detailed analysis released yesterday.


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