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Crown Failed to involve First Nations in the Decision Making Process

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThe Haisla, Gitxaala, Haida, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xaixais, Nadleh Whut’en and Nak’azdli peoples have all sought leave from the Federal Court of Appeal to challenge the Canadian Government’s decision to conditionally approve the Enbridge Northern Gateway tankers and pipeline project. They allege the Crown failed to involve First Nations in the decision making process for the Northern Gateway pipeline decision.

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Supreme Court Recognizes Tsilhqot’in First Nation’s Title

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The implications, for future economic activities on aboriginal lands, are enormous. The Supreme Court Recognizes Tsilhqot’in First Nation’s Title over 1,700 square kilometres of British Columbia.  
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Accepting the Pipeline was an Abdication of Responsibility

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Accepting the pipeline was an abdication of responsibility.  It is fitting that neither Prime Minister Harper or his cabinet remained behind to talk to reporters. That was left for the Liberals, NDP and Green parties. Harper betrayed BC when he said Yes to the Northern Gateway Pipeline.
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Will the Northern Gateway Pipeline Proposal go Forward?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1With a decision imminent, a group of prominent Canadian politicians and businessmen are calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline project. The Premier’s of Alberta and Saskatchewan, as well as three former Conservative cabinet ministers, have joined with the heads of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Canadian Chamber of Commerce and B.C. Chamber of Commerce to say this is “a project that’s right for our time.” Will the Northern Gateway Pipeline Proposal go Forward?
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BC: A Message for Enbridge, Give up on Your Pipelines & Tankers

From the Yinka Dene Alliance 

(The Yinka Dene Alliance is a coalition of six First Nations whose territories make up 25% of the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline route. They have never signed a treaty with the government, which means their treaty rights are still intact. ) 
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BC: First Nations’ Treaty Rights Stand to Protect Us All

From Watershed Sentinel 

By Andrea Palframan

Last June, I spent three days in a Vancouver courtroom  watching the Hupacasath First Nation argue their case against the federal government.
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Joint Review Panel recommendation to support Northern Gateway pipeline ignores strong opposition of First Nations and citizens

From the David Suzuki Foundation

The Joint Review Panel has recommended approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline. But this is far from over. You can take action now to support First Nations, protect our coast, and move towards a carbon free future. Continue reading Joint Review Panel recommendation to support Northern Gateway pipeline ignores strong opposition of First Nations and citizens

Washington, February 17: Say No to Climate Change!

The ECOreport looks into the demonstration in Washington, February 17: Say No to Climate Change!

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1President Obama was reputedly playing golf, in Florida, when a crowd estimated to number somewhere between 20,000 and 50,000  gathered under the shadow of the Washington Monument on Sunday. Students, scientists, indigenous community members and many others from more than 30 states (including Hawaii and California) as well as a number of Canadians joined together in the largest climate rally in U.S. history. Continue reading Washington, February 17: Say No to Climate Change!