Why Canada’s Oil & Gas Emissions Cap Will Hurt Indigenous Communities

Why Canada’s Oil & Gas Emissions Cap Will Hurt Indigenous Communities

First Nations in support of natural resource development to advance their communities are speaking out against the federal government’s oil and gas emissions cap.Only a few short months ago, Ottawa announced yet another plan to “reduce emissions” from the oil and gas sector w...

For Canada, Indigenous Economic Reconciliation Happens Through Resource Development

For Canada, Indigenous Economic Reconciliation Happens Through Resource Development

It’s Wednesday morning, I sit at my computer ready to start my day and hear an alert, as the headline “Largest energy-related Indigenous economic partnership transaction in North America” displays across my screen. The first thing that comes to my mind is “this is huge news.”...

Scrap the Emissions Cap on Oil & Gas in Canada for the Sake of Indigenous Communities

Scrap the Emissions Cap on Oil & Gas in Canada for the Sake of Indigenous Communities

Interpreting the emissions cap on oil and gas in Canada from an Indigenous viewpoint begs me to ask the question: will it affect natural resource investments and impact Indigenous communities? Fulfilling Canada’s Global Objectives  Canada is a highly responsible and ethical ...

Does Indigenous Ownership in Resource Projects Change Everything?

Does Indigenous Ownership in Resource Projects Change Everything?

The Indigenous Resource Network recently launched its “Ownership Changes Everything” campaign to advocate for Indigenous ownership in the natural resources sector. Many people ask why Indigenous Peoples don’t have a loan program in place for their communities, and how would F...

Economic Reconciliation with Indigenous Communities Can Fuel Canada’s Net-Zero Ambitions: REPORT

Economic Reconciliation with Indigenous Communities Can Fuel Canada’s Net-Zero Ambitions: REPORT

A new report by the Royal Bank of Canada is highlighting the critical role of Indigenous Peoples in the transition to net zero emissions (1). According to RBC, national goals to reduce emissions are inextricably linked with Indigenous communities, highlighting the “…incredibl...

Why Ownership of Canadian Pipelines is Good for Indigenous Peoples

Why Ownership of Canadian Pipelines is Good for Indigenous Peoples

Why should it matter that First Nations are seeking ownership in Canadian natural resource projects? As an Indigenous woman working in the energy sector, let me tell you! When you hear the words "pipelines" and "Indigenous Peoples" in the same sentence, many Canadians are inc...

Once Again, the United Nations Gets It Wrong on Indigenous Support for Canadian Pipelines

Once Again, the United Nations Gets It Wrong on Indigenous Support for Canadian Pipelines

Pro LNG Rally - Prince George, 2019 In all honesty, it wasn’t shocking to see the United Nations (UN) once again call for Canada to stop construction on two pipelines – Coastal GasLink (CGL) and Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) – until they obtain consent from affected Indigeno...

Natural Resources Are For All to Share in Canada, Indigenous Peoples Included!

Natural Resources Are For All to Share in Canada, Indigenous Peoples Included!

Who can deny that Canada doesn’t have some of the best natural resources in the world -- more than pristine parks, mountain landscapes and crystal-clear water. The abundance of farmland, aquaculture, forests, oil, natural gas, minerals and metals makes Canada a “land of oppor...

More “Celebrities” Continue Attacking Coastal GasLink, Overstepping Roles

More “Celebrities” Continue Attacking Coastal GasLink, Overstepping Roles

It’s another year, and who would of thought that amid skyrocketing energy prices and widespread supply shortages, Hollywood celebrities would continue trying to use their influence to shut down Canadian pipelines.Maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised. But amid a new global discus...

How Resource Development Can Help Indigenous Communities in Canada

How Resource Development Can Help Indigenous Communities in Canada

Canadian oil and gas seems to always be in the spotlight a lot. Whether it’s international, across the southern border or in our own country, we like to talk about what should happen to the oil and gas industry. But something we don’t always discuss is how many Indigenous Peo...