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Canada's Barbaric Policies Toward Native Peoples (2/2)

MP Niki Ashton on Canadian Politics

December 30, 2018
MP Niki Ashton tells Paul Jay that Canadian government policy in Indigenous communities must be premised on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, including the principle of respect for free, prior, and informed consent in cases of land development
Indigenous Nation Blocks TransCanada Pipeline with New Checkpoint

Encounter at the Border

December 23, 2018
When TransCanada attempts to deliver a Canadian court injunction against a decade-old Wet’suwet’en checkpoint, they run into a second checkpoint instead. The Wet’suwet’en people have never signed treaties with Canada or sold their lands, a fact confirmed by Canada’s Supreme Court in 1997 in a landmark case known as Delgamuukw.

Indigenous Activists Fight the ‘Standing Rock of the North’

November 2, 2017

The proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion would run through 518 kilometers of Secwepemc territory. Kanahus Manuel of the Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Society discusses Indigenous activists’ struggle to stop the expansion

People Power Defeats an Oil Pipeline in Canada

October 5, 2017

Indigenous and environmental groups are celebrating TransCanada’s cancellation of the Energy East tar sands pipeline, and setting their sights on the next fight

Indigenous Activists See Canada’s 150th as ‘Celebration of Colonization’

July 1, 2017

“The past 150 years have been some of the most brutal, violent, and lethal genocidal years in all of indigenous history,” says Pamela Palmater, Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University

Canada Approves Economically Inviable Pipeline Without Indigenous Consultation

September 30, 2016

The liberal government has failed to demonstrate a commitment to First Nations and climate change concerns, say Robyn Allan and Louisette Lanteigne

Why is Emma Thompson in the Arctic?

August 23, 2016

Professor Chris Williams and actress Emma Thompson discuss the threats of seismic testing and drilling for oil in the Arctic – from aboard a Greenpeace ship off of Clyde River, Nunavut

Court Order Fails to Halt Protests Over $9bn Canadian Dam Project

March 8, 2016

Indigenous women and Treaty 8 First Nations are spearheading the fight against BC Hydro’s Site C mega-dam, which is being aggressively pushed by province

Canadians Protest Against Pipelines, Climate Change Policy

May 9, 2014

Journalist Jenny Uechi and First Nations Activist Amanda Lickers discuss the May 10 day of action

From Pipelines to Peladeau – Canadian Report

March 20, 2014

Yves Engler and Linda Solomon Wood discuss native resistance to tar sands pipeline and media mogul Pierre Karl Peladeau running as candidate for the Parti Quebecois