Opposing “Fortress North America”: Tar Sands Development and Indigenous Resistance

By Dave VaseyNew SocialistSeptembr 12, 2011 During August 30-September 3 a Tar Sands Action took place at the White House in Washington, DC, with solidarity actions in a number of places across North America, and at Canadian and US embassies in a number of places around the world. The action was part of a campaign opposing construction of the proposed 1,702 mile Keystone XL pipeline that would ... [click title to continue]

In BC, Pipes Spell Double Trouble

KSL gas pipeline is low profile, high threat By Dawn Paley The DominionJune 20, 2011VANCOUVER—The struggle against the proposed Enbridge pipeline, which has galvanized First Nations throughout northern BC and earned popular support from people across the country, has become one of the highest profile Indigenous and environmental issues in Canada. Concerns are mounting that in Enbridge's shadow, ... [click title to continue]

Northern Communities Discuss Nuclear Waste

By Mark MelnychukThe Meadow Lake ProgressSaskatchewan, Canada June 10, 2011 Jim Harding addresses the meeting in Beauval, Sask. Both the benefits and risks of storing nuclear waste were up for discussion at an open forum in Beauval.The Northern Forum for Truth on Nuclear Waste Storage was hosted by the Committee for Future Generations, and was held on June 2. More than 200 people attended the event.Mayors ... [click title to continue]

Stopping Enbridge

Endbridge – Why The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Proposal And All Tar Sands Expansion From Alberta To The B.C. West Coast Will Be Stopped In Its Tracks By The Unity Of Indigenous Nations Published by dustinatsierraIt's Getting Hot in HereMay 16th, 2011If you have ever driven on most of the northern highways in northern Alberta you will be presented with a picture of a tame prairie terrain, ... [click title to continue]

Residents, including children, sick after large oil spill in the Peace Region

Climate Connections4 May 2011Little Buffalo community members, including school children, continue to experience nausea, burning eyes and headaches after one of the largest pipeline spills in Alberta history last Friday by Plains All American leaked nearly 30,000 barrels of oil into Lubicon traditional territory in the Peace Region of Northern Alberta.Instead of attending an in-person community meeting, ... [click title to continue]

Indigenous Environmental Network tar sands campaign continues

An Interview with Ben Powless (9:25) By MarkEarthGauge Ben Powless I recently had the opportunity to interview Ben Powless, a young Mohawk from Six Nations in Ontario. Ben is a  member of the Indigenous Environmental Network and a Founder of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition. Among other causes, he has been very active in the IEN’s tar sands campaign.   He also sits on the board of the ... [click title to continue]

Climate Change Fix Threatens Indigenous Peoples

Posted By Ruth Thompson SlawJanuary 17, 2011 Here at the University of Saskatchewan I have the pleasure of supervising graduate students working in the areas of Canadian Aboriginal law and international Indigenous rights. Last year Nkasi Adams, the first Indigenous woman to graduate from law school in Guyana, joined us at the University of Saskatchewan to pursue an LL.M. focussing on the tensions ... [click title to continue]

Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change

Isuma TV  A scene from - Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change Nunavut-based director Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat The Fast Runner) and researcher and filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro (Seeds of Change) have teamed up with Inuit communities to document their knowledge and experience regarding climate change. This new documentary, the world’s first Inuktitut language film on the topic, takes the ... [click title to continue]

First Nations dispute findings of oilsands environmental study

A report on the oilsands released Wednesday concluded there is no credible evidence that pollution is reaching Fort Chipewyan at levels that would cause cancer.By Kelly CrydermanCalgary HeraldDecember 16, 2010 ????? Photograph by: Archive, Calgary Herald Canada's oil industry and Alberta's environment minister say a massive scientific report [see previous ESC article] taking stock the environmental ... [click title to continue]