The crisis of Canada's toxic divide has come into sharp focus in Labrador, where the plans are to push the Muskrat Falls megadam to full operations by the fall.
Conservative senators are obstructing Bill C-262, which would ensure that Canadian laws are consistent with UNDRIP, in hopes it will die when Parliament prorogues for the fall election.
The five united clans of the Wet'suwet'en have called for a solidarity day of action against the Trudeau government and the RCMP on Tuesday, January 8. Actions are planned across the world.
The Trudeau government is committed to table legislation on a Recognition of Rights Framework for Indigenous Rights this fall. While not yet finalized, the initial drafts are not encouraging.
Most of Canada's fossil-fuelled energy policies are on a collision course with reconciliation. Shifting to renewable energy would be a win for the environment, climate, economy, and Indigenous rights.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just shuffled his cabinet. A Water Minister is needed to coordinate the more than 20 departments related to water and develop an action plan.
Stand for Water is a movement to raise awareness of the threats mining operations pose to waterways throughout BC and across borders, and to incorporate free, prior, and informed consent principles.
The corporate takeover of water around the Great Lakes and the violations of the human right to water and Indigenous rights shows that access to water often falls along racial, class and other lines.
On May 7, a rally and nonviolent direct action will take place on Parliament Hill in solidarity with the Labrador Land Protectors, who are trying to stop the massive Muskrat Falls mega-dam.
Canada can't have it both ways -- they can't complain about the cost of First Nation poverty and continually criminalize all Indigenous means of subsistence.