Norman Matchewan of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake has been acquitted of charges related to a 2009 blockade protecting his people’s territory from illegal logging. Representatives of the logging company and the Quebec government were exposed on the stand as liars
Wet’suwet’en people in British Columbia condemn the proposed Pacific Trail natural gas pipeline. “We will stop them at our traditional boundary lines and prevent them from proceeding with plans on our territories.”
Representatives of four Indigenous nations will attend Shell Oil’s annual meeting to demand an end to its massive human and ecological rights violations in Canada, Alaska, and Nigeria.
From a First Nations perspective, it doesn’t matter whether we stand on the coast of B.C. or in the heart of the oilsands – our struggle is largely one and the same. We don’t want our lands, our rights, or our people to be sidelined and destroyed by irresponsible development.
In an Indian village ravaged by climate change, some small farmers are prospering by returning to traditional farming methods such as mixed cropping, the use of organic fertilisers and trusted seed varieties.
A judge in Brazil has suspended construction of the Teles Pires dam in the Amazon, citing violations of the rights of the indigenous peoples whose livelihoods are seriously threatened by the project.
Video of Bella Bella residents’ welcome to the government’s pipeline review panel, and an eyewitness report on the protest and the regulators’ cowardly response.
Members of the Lakota Nation in South Dakota have launched a 48-hour hunger strike against the Keystone and Gateway pipelines, in solidarity with the indigenous peoples of British Columbia
Firm resistance by Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) has forced the Ontario government to buy out mining leases, preventing another assault on Indigenous rights and lands
“We have nothing against the US government or its people. But no one – absolutely no one – should come here and tell us what to do, say or think. “ (more…)
“Our government is putting more energy into trying to kill climate change policies in other countries than doing its fair share to fight climate change in Canada.” The Indigenous Environmental Network, the Council of Canadians, and Climate Action Network Canada have been meeting with Ottawa-based European Union Embassies to counteract Canadian lobbying against an important […]
“To imply that our decision against Enbridge has been manipulated is deeply disrespectful of First Nations people, and our many neighbours who have joined our cause and support our decision to refuse this pipeline.” (more…)
Climate and Capitalism urges all supporters of Indigenous rights and opponents of environmental destruction to support the KI Nation in northwest Ontario against the occupation of their land. (more…)
Fifteen of the hundreds of stories of Indigenous struggles against corporate expansion and exploitation, struggles for human rights, land and dignity, that weren’t published in your daily paper (more…)
“REDD+ threatens the survival of Indigenous Peoples and forest-dependent communities and could result in the biggest land grab of all time.” (more…)
Statement to the United Nations climate change meeting (COP17), adopted by the International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC), December 3, 2011, Durban, South Africa (more…)
“The fate of our communities and our river is at stake and we are in the crosshairs of Shell’s plans to aggressively expand tar sands in our traditional territory. We ask the public to support ACFN’s efforts to stop Shell from permanently destroying our lands and community.” (more…)
New report by Amazonian indigenous peoples exposes the reality of REDD+ in Peru: Land conflicts, carbon piracy and violations of indigenous peoples’ rights (more…)
“We call upon all people committed to climate justice to support life, and we implore the global community to take responsibility for reducing emission of green house gases at the source and to reject REDD+ as a false solution that breads a new form of climate racism.” (more…)
The delay buys time to strengthen our organizing work to stop the pipeline entirely. We will work to ensure this moment is remembered as the beginning of the end for the tar sands. (more…)