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    Aboriginal title claim threatens renewal of BC salmon farm tenures

    The Dzawada’enuxw First Nation's claim of Aboriginal title, filed today at the BC Supreme Court, threatens the future of some open net pen Atlantic salmon farms as their licences are set to expire.

    Constitutional expert debunks “National Interest” argument for Kinder Morgan pipeline

    Read this April 13 Desmog Canada article on lawyer Jack Woodward’s view that the “National Interest” – often cited as a basis for forcing through the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion pipeline – doesn̵...

    On Energy & First Nations, politicians want to have their cake and eat it too

    Building pipelines is necessary for fighting climate change. We can respect First Nations while violating their least according to Canada's political leaders, who want to have their cake and eat it too.

    Heiltsuk call on Trudeau: Come to Bella Bella, announce Tanker Ban

    In the wake of a damaging diesel fuel spill in Heiltsuk waters, Chief Marilyn Slett is calling on Justin Trudeau to come to Bella Bella and follow through on his promise to institute a north coast tanker ban.

    Justice for Peace Caravan tells Trudeau: Keep your promises to First Nations 

    On the eve of a federal court hearing into Site C Dam, the Treaty 8 Justice for the Peace Caravan is taking its message across Canada: It's time for the Trudeau govt to start keeping promises to First Nations.

    DFO uses stealth to open herring fishery despite First Nations ban

    Heiltsuk Nation: Trudeau should respect court and end Enbridge pipeline

    With the Federal Court of Appeal overturning Enbridge's pipeline approval, Prime Minister Trudeau should now pull the plug on the project, once and for all, say Heiltsuk Nation leaders.

    With Site C, LNG Trudeau govt already breaking promises to First Nations, environment

    By approving Woodfibre LNG and refusing to cancel federal permits for Site C, the Trudeau government is showing that, when it really matters, its promises to First Nations and the environment are meaningless.

    Suzuki, Phillip lead support for Peace Valley land defenders as Hydro seeks injunction

    David Suzuki and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip will be at the BC Supreme Court in downtown Vancouver Monday morning to speak to media and support the Treaty 8 Stewards of the Land as they face an injunction application by BC Hydr...

    Northern First Nations band together to block Petronas' LNG plans

    Large group of First Nations, scientists, green groups calls on Trudeau to reject Petronas LNG project

    A large group of First Nations, scientists, businesses and environmental groups is calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to reject Petronas' proposed LNG terminal for Lelu Island.

    BC LNG faces growing First Nations opposition

    Chevron says it won’t reroute LNG pipeline around Unist’ot’en blockade

    Chevron is digging in its heels, refusing to reroute its planned Pacific Trail gas pipeline to Kitimat to avoid conflict with the Unist'ot'en Resistance Camp on the Morice River.