Indigenous Peoples in Canada Can Speak for Themselves

Indigenous Peoples in Canada Can Speak for Themselves

If only you would listen, you’d hear Indigenous People trying to assert our needs. Some people say we should forget our past and move forward to the future. Well, we are trying to move forward. At times, some Indigenous People feel the need to get loud and vocal so that we ca...

Oil Sands Sector Spent $2.4 Billion With Indigenous Businesses in 2019

Oil Sands Sector Spent $2.4 Billion With Indigenous Businesses in 2019

Oil sands producers spent more in 2019 than the previous two years on the procurement of goods and services from Indigenous suppliers says a recent survey by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Just under $2.4 billion was spent on procurement from Indigenous busi...

15+ Quotes: Indigenous Support for Trans Mountain Pipeline is Strong!

15+ Quotes: Indigenous Support for Trans Mountain Pipeline is Strong!

Do Indigenous Peoples in Canada support the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX) project? The answer is yes, and it's not just a few isolated communities that do either - 120 out of 129 Indigenous groups potentially affected by the pipeline either support TMX or do not opp...

With Canada’s Resource Abundance, We Shouldn’t Have to Struggle

With Canada’s Resource Abundance, We Shouldn’t Have to Struggle

Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Canadians can all benefit from a resource focused recovery   Estella Petersen, Indigenous Heavy Equipment Operator in the Canadian Oil Sands This time of the year has me thinking about family. Family takes on a different meaning for different peo...

WATCH: Wet’suwet’en Matriarch Says They Did Not Give Permission to Protest

WATCH: Wet’suwet’en Matriarch Says They Did Not Give Permission to Protest

Rita George is a Wet’suwet’en Matriarch and hereditary sub chief who today is speaking out against the so called “solidarity” protests happening across Canada under her nation’s name. As an 80 year old in the Gidimt’en Clan (Bear Clan), she helped translate a seminal Supreme C...

WATCH: Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Says Her Nation Supports Pipeline

WATCH: Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Says Her Nation Supports Pipeline

Are all Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs against the Coastal GasLink pipeline? According to several sources, only 5 of 13 are opposed, leaving a handful of others who are proponents to the project out of the conversation. Helen Michelle has been a Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chief w...

WATCH: Wet’suwet’en Says Her People Are Being Misinformed on Gas Pipeline

WATCH: Wet’suwet’en Says Her People Are Being Misinformed on Gas Pipeline

You've seen it all over social media: Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs are united against the Coastal GasLink project. But are they? Once again, the media isn’t even close to reporting a balanced view of the situation transpiring in northern British Columbia and seems disinteres...

Canada Will Lose if Frontier Oil Sands is Not Approved, Here's Why

Canada Will Lose if Frontier Oil Sands is Not Approved, Here's Why

With the federal government’s decision on Frontier oil sands mine coming soon, it’s more important than ever to explain why all us Canadians should put our full support behind this historic project. If Teck is not allowed to proceed, it will be another nail in the coffin for C...

Indigenous Reconciliation in the Oil Sands: 10+ Examples

Indigenous Reconciliation in the Oil Sands: 10+ Examples

Countless years of unbalanced media coverage on First Nations and natural resources in Alberta would lead any unknowing viewer to believe that the Aboriginal communities near oil sands operations are not pro-development. This could not be any further from the truth.In a count...

Hey United Nations, Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project Has Support of All 20 First Nations on its Route!

Hey United Nations, Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project Has Support of All 20 First Nations on its Route!

Just in case the title wasn’t clear enough for the United Nations (UN), we’ll say it again! The Coastal Gaslink project, an underground transmission pipeline that will connect natural gas plays in northeastern B.C. with LNG Canada in Kitimat on the west coast, has the support...