indigenous rights

Tackling Climate Change Requires Healing the Divide

Tackling Climate Change Requires Healing the Divide

Canadian climate change opinion is polarized, and research shows the divide is widening. The greatest predictor of people’s outlook is political affiliation. This means people’s climate change perceptions are being increasingly driven by divisive political agendas rather than science and concern for our collective welfare. Over the past year, the Alberta Narratives Project gathered input […]

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    On Indigenous People’s Day, a Look at the Movement to Revive Native Foodways and How Western Science Might Support—For a Change

    On Indigenous People’s Day, a Look at the Movement to Revive Native Foodways and How Western Science Might Support—For a Change

    By Ricardo Salvador “Tribes are not sovereign unless they can feed themselves,” noted Ross Racine, executive director of the Intertribal Agriculture Council. This is such a brutal fact that that the destruction of Native foodways was used by the U.S. government to effectively weaken, destroy and remove Native people from their ancestral lands during the […]

    Native Groups Sue to Stop Keystone XL

    Native Groups Sue to Stop Keystone XL

    Two indigenous groups are suing the Trump administration in an attempt to stop the Keystone XL pipeline, NPR reported Monday. The Fort Belknap Indian Community of Montana and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota are asking a Montana judge to rescind the permit granted by the administration in 2017, saying it did not assess […]

    250,000 People #RiseForClimate on All 7 Continents

    250,000 People #RiseForClimate on All 7 Continents

    More than 250,000 people took to streets and waterways to #RiseForClimate Saturday as part of more than 900 different events on all seven continents to urge global leaders to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, march coordinating site Rise for Climate reported. The day began with demonstrations in Pacific islands like Fiji and Vanuatu […]

    Stunning Victory for Indigenous Nations as Canada Halts Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

    Stunning Victory for Indigenous Nations as Canada Halts Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

    A Canadian court “quashed” approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on Thursday, a major setback for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose government agreed to purchase the controversial project from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion Canadian dollars (U.S. $3.5 billion) in May. It’s a stunning victory for Indigenous groups and environmentalists opposed to the project, […]

    Standing Rock Veterans Lead Fight to Shut Down Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline

    Standing Rock Veterans Lead Fight to Shut Down Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline

    A group of Standing Rock veterans and their allies have set up camp in Northern Michigan to stop another pipeline: Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline that passes under the Straits of Mackinac between Lakes Huron and Michigan as it carries oil from Western Canada to Ontario, Michigan Radio reported Sunday. The protesters, about 15 in total, […]

    Indigenous Australians Take Fight Against Giant Coal Mine to the United Nations

    Indigenous Australians Take Fight Against Giant Coal Mine to the United Nations

    By Noni Austin For tens of thousands of years, the Wangan and Jagalingou people have lived in the flat arid lands of central Queensland, Australia. But now they are fighting for their very existence. Earlier this month, they took their fight to the United Nations after years of Australia’s failure to protect their fundamental human […]