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Supreme Court of Canada. Photo: Robert Linsdell/Wikimedia Commons
Duncan Cameron | The Supreme Court decision creates uncertainty about just what avenues are open to First Nations to secure their treaty rights, if they are denied judicial review of the legislative process.
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Protestors block the gates of the Kinder Morgan Richmond Terminal in solidarity with First Nations in Canada. Photo: Peg Hunter/Flickr
Pamela Palmater | Canada has already decided that the Trans Mountain pipeline will be built, before ever talking to any impacted First Nations. This renders constitutionally protected Indigenous rights meaningless.
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Brent Patterson | The Supreme Court's shameful decision reinforces colonial relationship over Indigenous peoples in Canada.
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Brent Patterson | Hearings begin today on the proposed Teck Resources Frontier tar sands mine that could produce at its peak 260,000 barrels of oil a day.
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Crowd taking part in Salt Spring-Kinder Morgan action. Photo: Christina Marshall/Leadnow Canada/Flickr
Pamela Palmater | We cannot count on either federal or provincial governments to put the health of peoples, lands, waters, plants or animals ahead of the money to be made from the extractive industry.
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Drumming, Vancouver Kinder Morgan protest. Photo: William Chen/Flickr
Pamela Palmater | Despite the fact that the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the decision in this instance, it also set up the conditions under which the federal government can approve the pipeline in the future.
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Rally against Kinder Morgan oil pipeline on Burnaby Mountain. Photo: Mark Klotz/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The Federal Court of Appeal decision on Trans Mountain condemns a patronizing consultation process with First Nations. Can Trudeau correct that, and protect the B.C. coast?
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Photo: Sipenkne'katik Warrior Chief Jim Maloney and activist and Water Protector
Angela Giles | The Sipenkne'katik band's injunction request to stop Alton Gas from proceeding with the company's gas storage project was heard at the Halifax Federal Court last week.
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Brent Patterson | Indigenous opposition is growing across Canada against the Energy East pipeline, which would pass through Mohawk territory including the Seigneury of the Lake of Two Mountains and the Outaouais River.
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Brent Patterson | The United Nations Special Rapporteur for Indigenous Rights Victoria Tauli-Corpuz says the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) threatens Indigenous land rights.
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The Council of Canadians has called for climate change to be included in NEB rev
Brent Patterson | The Trudeau government's interim regulations for pipeline review processes are a good first step, but there are questions and fundamental issues that still need to be addressed.
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Will Horter | Enbridge and Kinder Morgan were hit with another existential earthquake yesterday when the B.C. Supreme Court ruled the province failed to adequately consult and accommodate affected First Nations.