This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.
This past winter/spring – the conflict between Coastal Gaslink pipeline the BC government and the Wetsuweten Nation resulted in nation-wide solidarity actions and mass protest. The issue was not resolved and protest was quieted by the pandemic.
Continue reading Election 2020: The Wet’suwet’en conflict
Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The RCMP‘s failure to protect Mi’kmaq fishers from intimidation, assault and destruction in Nova Scotia demonstrates how the Canadian state is all too ready to permit or perpetrate violence against Indigenous Peoples, say First Nations groups and B.C. politicians.
Continue reading The RCMP’s failure to protect Indigenous leaders
By Rebecca Dyok, The Williams Lake Tribune, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is standing with Wet’suwet’en land defenders who said they were threatened with arrest during a recent ceremony in their traditional territory near Houston, B.C. which briefly blocked access for Coastal GasLink workers.
Continue reading Wet’suwet’en land defenders ceremony
By Anna McKenzie, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Canada delivered its Speech from the Throne to signal a new session of parliament on Wednesday. The speech was largely focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and the middle class. After a tumultuous 10months following the previous throne speech, including a global pandemic, the Wet’suwet’en crisis, and several high profile police brutality cases upon BIPOC in Canada (and in the United States), the federal government has said that they will be moving towards expediting several of its commitments to Indigenous Peoples. But for Kukip7 Judy Wilson, Secretary-Treasurer of theUnion of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), reconciliation has been put on the back burner.
Continue reading Reconciliation on the back burner
By Matt Simmons, The Narwhal, Local Journalism Initiative reporter
Coastal GasLink has been forced to stop pipeline construction near protected wetlands after an inspection by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office found the company cleared areas without completing the required surveying and planning.
Continue reading Coastal GasLink Pipeline Stopped Near Protected Wetlands