This story is published as part of the Global Indigenous Affairs Desk, an Indigenous-led collaboration between Grist, Indian Country Today, and High Country News. Joseph Lee and Carina Dominguez Indigenous communities around the world face an alarming quartet: state violence, human rights abuses, harmful conservation practices, and extractive industries.
“Wet’suwet’en is an international frontline to protect the rights of Indigenous peoples and to prevent climate change,” says Gidimt’en Checkpoint spokesperson Sleydo’ amid her clan’s fight against Coastal GasLink’s pipeline.
Freda Huson has been praying. The Wet’suwet’en matriarch and wing chief of the Unist’ot’en Dark House Clan left her home on the Witset First Nation more than a decade ago to return to her yintah, the land of her ancestors, in order to protect it from encroaching industry.
A First Nation in Canada says it has discovered 93 potential grave sites on the grounds of a former residential school. The chief and council of Williams Lake First Nation said that a preliminary search of St Joseph’s Mission Residential School had revealed “potential human burials” in a small portion of the school’s sprawling grounds.
For the past few years, violent police raids against Indigenous populations – like the Wet’suwet’en in co-called British Columbia, the Standing Rock Nation in the Dakotas, and the Anishinaabe People in Minnesota – have become standard procedure. Law enforcement is always there to protect prospective pipeline profits for the fossil fuel industry.
The museum says it has always been clear that repatriation of the pole would take time because there’s no easy way to remove it from its third-floor setting in the building VICTORIA – A First Nation on B.C.’s central coast is calling on the Royal British Columbia Museum to return a totem pole and other artifacts that are considered sacred and were lost by its people more than a century ago.
Coastal GasLink could face million-dollar fines for repeated environmental infractions | The Narwhal
Jerry cans of gas in an overflowing pool of water. Oil barrels lying on the ground. A dumpster filled to the brim, its lid propped open and bags of garbage left out in bear country. Murky water flowing into wetlands, lakes, streams and rivers.
The project would have featured a natural gas pipeline crossing 229 miles in four southwestern Oregon counties to the Jordan Cove liquefaction plant in Coos Bay. From there, the gas would have been loaded onto ships for export to Asian markets.
Sergeant at Fairy Creek Blockade Found to Have History of Disrespect, Mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples, Documents Show
Some names have been withheld or changed to protect their identity On May 17th, 2021 enforcement began in what would become the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history. The RCMP arrived at Caycuse-the most remote camp, in what is colloquially known as the Fairy Creek blockade.