Who Benefits From Opposition to Canadian Pipelines?

Who Benefits From Opposition to Canadian Pipelines?

Coastal GasLink Pipeline - CGL Coastal Gaslink (CGL) and the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) pipelines currently under construction in Canada have more than a few things in common, one of those being the attention they have consistently received from various “environmental” op...

20 Quotes from First Nations Who Support Coastal GasLink

20 Quotes from First Nations Who Support Coastal GasLink

Wet'suwet'en Members Speak at LNG Rally Do Indigenous Peoples in Canada support the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline? Yes, they do, as indicated by the fact that all 20 elected councils of First Nations found along the pipeline’s right-of-way have signed benefit agreements with...

The Importance of Truth & Reconciliation for Indigenous Peoples in Canada

The Importance of Truth & Reconciliation for Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Fostering economic growth and development in Indigenous communities is crucial to reconciliation. Indigenous involvement in natural resource projects is the obvious answer. As we tuck our orange shirts into the drawer, I wonder how many Canadians authentically grasp the conc...

Grassy Mountain Coal & First Nations: Who Gets to Decide?

Grassy Mountain Coal & First Nations: Who Gets to Decide?

Coal Passing Through the Canadian Rockies Canadians are so fortunate to have so many different kinds of natural resources in our backyard. But which ones do we develop, and who gets to decide who develops them? We are environmental leaders in Canada since we develop our resou...

Is There Indigenous Support for LNG Projects in Canada?

Is There Indigenous Support for LNG Projects in Canada?

Key Points • Several Indigenous communities fully support a number of emerging LNG projects on Canada's West Coast • First Nations are partners in the development of most of these new LNG facilities • A majority of Indigenous Peoples in Canada support natural resource developm...

Nisga’a Nation, Ksi Lisims LNG & Indigenous Reconciliation

Nisga’a Nation, Ksi Lisims LNG & Indigenous Reconciliation

Eva Clayton, President of Nisga'a Nation Do you find yourself having a positive outlook about the future of Canadian natural resource development, and more specifically, the oil and gas sector? Or, are you less optimistic about the potential of future projects and outcomes?Th...

Indigenous Resource Network Poll Had Surprising Results

Indigenous Resource Network Poll Had Surprising Results

The Indigenous Resource Network recently commissioned a poll on Indigenous perspectives on resource development, and it had surprising results.   The results of the poll, which you can read and watch in greater detail here, were a relief to me. I’m not going to lie, I was ass...

A Majority of Indigenous Peoples in Canada Support Resource Development: POLL

A Majority of Indigenous Peoples in Canada Support Resource Development: POLL

Courtesy of IRN A poll conducted on behalf of the Indigenous Resource Network (IRN) has found that a majority of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples living in rural areas or on reserves across Canada support natural resource development. According to the poll, 65% of the 5...

Have You Heard of Bill C-15, UNDRIP?

Have You Heard of Bill C-15, UNDRIP?

United Nations Building in Geneva, Switzerland What is the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP), and how does it relate to Bill C-15? Not many Canadians have heard of this legislation or understand what it entails, but you should know that Bill C...

Canada's Mining Industry from a First-Person, Indigenous Viewpoint

Canada's Mining Industry from a First-Person, Indigenous Viewpoint

Since the first week of May is mining week in Canada, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned about mining. I am a heavy equipment operator in an open-pit mine in Northern Alberta, so I guess that makes me a miner too.Canada's Vast Resources... Did you know that C...