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    Unist'ot'en Camp leader Freda Huson denying access to RCMP on July 15 (Youtube video screen capture/Stimulator)

    Harper and Clark: Quit goading First Nations with premature LNG, Site C work

    From LNG pipelines to Site C Dam, Stephen Harper and Christy Clark are unnecessarily stoking serious conflict with First Nations. It's time they both grow up.


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    First Nations occupying Lelu Island, blocking early Petronas LNG work

    The battle over a controversial LNG terminal in the Skeena River Estuary is heating up, as local Lax Kw'alaams First Nation members occupy Lelu Island to block early work by Petronas contractors.



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    Cowboys and Indians keep gaining powerful allies in Site C Dam battle

    The "Cowboys and Indians" leading the battle against Site C Dam keep gaining powerful allies - including the BCGEU, Metro Vancouver and BC's biggest First Nations group.


    Former Council of the Haida Nation President Guujaaw (left) and Heiltsuk resource management director Kelly Brown at last week's Peace Treaty celebration (Damien Gillis)

    Heiltsuk, Haida, Nuu-chah-nulth join forces to protect herring

    Three powerful coastal First Nations - the Heiltsuk, Haida and Nuu-chah-nulth - are banding together to protect Pacific herring, a marine resource integral to all of their cultures.



    Grand Chief Stewart Phillip is among the BC First Nations leaders demanding a halt to Site C Construction (Damien Gillis)

    Halt Site C construction until courts have ruled, First Nations demand

    BC's top First Nations leaders are demanding that BC Hydro halt plans to start construction on Site C Dam until the courts have ruled on multiple lawsuits currently underway.


    Highway 16 blockade on Saturday (Photo submitted)

    Gitxsan members to block LNG meeting

    Grassroots Gitxsan members and hereditary chiefs plan to block a pro-LNG info session tomorrow.



    Tahltan First Nations and supporters peacefully occupying a Fortune Minerals drill last year (Beyond Boarding)

    Suzuki: Canada seeing real change with energy, politics and First Nations

    From the NDP's win in Alberta to BC buying back coal licences and even Charles Koch acknowledging global warming, there is reason for hope that real change is coming, says David Suzuki.


    Location of proposed Site C Dam (photo: Damien Gillis)

    Site C Dam: Crown strikes out with attempt to gut First Nations’ Judicial Review

    The federal government struck out in court Friday in its attempt to gut key passages of Treaty 8 First Nations' Judicial Review into the approval of Site C Dam.



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    Film tells real story behind Tahltan victory over Sacred Headwaters mines

    As the BC govt toots its own horn following its buy-back of highly contentious coal mine licences throughout the Sacred Headwaters, this short film tells the real story.


    The untold story behind the herring fishery fiasco

    The untold story behind the central coast herring fishery fiasco

    The untold story behind one of the most heated standoffs over fish which the BC coast has ever witnessed – the recent clash between DFO and the Heiltsuk Nation over the central coast herring fishery.