The ongoing #NoDAPL protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline, led by the Standing Rock Tribe, is a new chapter in the “long history of Native American opposition to colonialism and resource extraction on their lands.”
Last week, Shoal Lake 40 First Nation Chief Erwin Redsky welcomed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to his community by reminding him that “unfortunately, we have a whole museum full of fine Canadian promises that are unfulfilled.”
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement threatens Indigenous land rights, says Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the UN Special Rapporteur for Indigenous Rights.
In this illuminating piece, Seattle journalist Erika Lundahl examines how, in Alberta, First Nations are forced to “engage in a complex dance of resistance to and cooperation with” Big Oil “in order to survive.”
As Canada and 11 other nations prepare to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Indigenous peoples in New Zealand say the trade deal is “a death sentence for indigenous rights.”
Secwepemc Woman’s Warrior Society leads a strong movement against the re-opening of Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley mines following catastrophic 2014 spill.
In Guatemala, indigenous Mayan communities’ participation in community consulta, or consultation, helps to engage the government, and push back against Canadian and multinational mining companies accused of human rights abuses.
Kate Aronoff, a freelance journalist based in Philadelphia, argues that the recent People’s Climate March and Flood Wall Street protests made climate change “impossible for even the most mainstream of media to ignore.”