Indigenous Energy Worker Responds to Fossil Fuel Ad. Ban Bill C-372

Indigenous Energy Worker Responds to Fossil Fuel Ad. Ban Bill C-372

Regarding the recent announcement of Bill C-372, an ill-conceived private members’ bill that aims to ban what is described as “misleading” fossil fuel advertising. Listening to the Member of Parliament speak about their bill was a challenge, as it was very degrading to Indige...

The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion is Indigenous Economic Reconciliation

The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion is Indigenous Economic Reconciliation

The Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline (TMX) is nearing completion, which is great news for Canadians and First Nations! If you don't know already, this project entails the "twinning" of the original pipeline, which has operated safely without major incident since the 1950s.Th...

Canada Shouldn’t Stifle Indigenous Economic Opportunities With More Regulations

Canada Shouldn’t Stifle Indigenous Economic Opportunities With More Regulations

Canada’s greatest gift to ourselves and the world is undoubtedly our resources - energy, food, wood, minerals, metals, wind, water, and everything in between. It doesn’t matter what set of values you have in Canada; it is crystal clear that natural resources are our bread and...

Oil & Natural Gas Must Be Included in Federal Government’s Indigenous Resource Loan Plan

Oil & Natural Gas Must Be Included in Federal Government’s Indigenous Resource Loan Plan

The federal government has said it will lend capital to Indigenous communities through the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) to purchase equity shares in infrastructure projects. However, the CIB is only mandated by Ottawa to invest in broadband, renewable electricity, green i...

Why Do Celebrities Interfere with Indigenous Business in Canada?

Why Do Celebrities Interfere with Indigenous Business in Canada?

Most Indigenous people in Canada want to work and provide for their families. And Canadian banks are getting on board with Indigenous businesses, especially in the natural resources sector. So then, why do American celebrities still deliberately interfere with Indigenous busi...

DEBATE: How Does Oil & Gas Divestment Affect Indigenous Communities in Canada?

DEBATE: How Does Oil & Gas Divestment Affect Indigenous Communities in Canada?

As more First Nations in Canada look to natural resources projects as a means of economic reconciliation, what is the effect of the divestment movement on these communities? Mike Smyth, host of The Mike Smyth Show on 980 CKNW out of Vancouver, joins Cody Battershill, Founder ...

The “Trickle-Down” Effect of Canadian Oil & Gas

The “Trickle-Down” Effect of Canadian Oil & Gas

Canada Day has come and gone and it is evident how much Canadians love our country. Despite our regional differences, there seems to be a general understanding that all provinces and territories are connected, and when one province is doing well, the others are also. Recently...

11 Quotes by First Nations Leaders in Support of Canadian Liquefied Natural Gas Projects

11 Quotes by First Nations Leaders in Support of Canadian Liquefied Natural Gas Projects

Did you know many First Nations support liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in Canada?  Several Indigenous communities are looking to new LNG projects as a means of economic reconciliation. Apart from the economic benefits these projects will bring their people, they are als...

A Day in the Life of an Oil Sands Equipment Operator

A Day in the Life of an Oil Sands Equipment Operator

Have you ever wondered what a day working in Canada’s oil sands might be like as a Heavy Equipment Operator? As a female Indigenous oil sands employee, I would love to share with you my experience working in this world-class industry! Also see: Canada's 'Just Transition' Pol...

How Haisla Nation's Cedar LNG Project is a New Dawn for Indigenous Peoples

How Haisla Nation's Cedar LNG Project is a New Dawn for Indigenous Peoples

Rendering of Cedar LNG Who formed the partnership between Haisla Nation and Cedar LNG, and why? Who benefits from this project? Is there First Nations support for this project, and if so, what can we learn from it?Into the Water The Haisla Nation and Pembina Pipeline Corp. Ce...