Indigenous Rights

The Navajo Nation’s Water Crisis

December 24, 2017

Nearly 40 percent of residents on the Navajo Reservation still do not have running water in their homes

Is Canada a ‘Rogue Nation’ on Climate Change?

November 15, 2017

Canada can’t fight climate change and continue with the Alberta oil sands project, says David Bleakney of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, speaking from the COP23 in Bonn, Germany

Who Funds the World’s Dirtiest Energy Projects?

November 3, 2017

International big banks are ramping up Alberta oil sands projects even though scientists warn it could spell “game over” for human civilization, says Rainforest Action Network’s Alison Kirsch

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

Trudeau’s UN Indigenous Rights Speech Rings Hollow at Home

October 1, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ‘can talk a really good game, but at the end of the day, he’s not doing anything substantive to make any changes’ for indigenous people in Canada, says Pamela Palmater of Ryerson University

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

June 21, 2017
Charlene Aleck, spokesperson for the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, discusses the indigenous group’s fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline and the struggle to protect its traditional way of life

Dakota Access Plipeline Protests

October 30, 2016
Protesters and protectors say the shootings of drones are aimed at undermining reporting on #NoDAPL. Lauretta Prevost with Mirrors and Hammers Productions,www.mirrorsandhammers.com,

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Face Pepper Spray, Attack Dogs

September 6, 2016

The Standing Rock Sioux are seeking an emergency restraining order on Tuesday after sacred sites were destroyed