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Extreme Energy development is a risk for investment and the planet, Indigenous delegates tell Royal Dutch Shell shareholders

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By: Polaris Institute | Press Release: Tuesday May 21st, The Hague, Netherlands – Today members of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) and the Native Village of Point Hope, Alaska attended the Royal Dutch Shell AGM to confront the Chairman and Board over Shell’s decision to pursue highly risky ‘extreme energy’ projects without adequate consultation and accommodation… Read More

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation challenges new Shell tar sands mines [VIDEO]

I Stand With ACFN

By: Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation | Press Release: Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) Indigenous people living downstream from the tar sands explain in their own words why they are saying enough is enough. Shell Canada is proposing two new tar sands mine projects in northern Alberta, Canada. From the perspective of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nations (ACFN), whose… Read More

‘Idle No More’ Inspires Canada’s First Nations

Idle No More

Via Aljazeera / YouTube: An aboriginal protest movement in Canada has captivated the country and gained supporters around the world. But can Idle No More and the rest of Canada’s indigenous community come together and force the government to act? Guests: Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, Pamela Palmater, and Tim Powers. Related: Canada’s Indigenous #IdleNoMore Movement… Read More

Solidarity spring: A Call to action from Idle No More & Defenders of the Land

Idle No More protest on Parliament Hill, Ottawa. December 2012. (Photo: Obert Madondo)

 By: Idle No More | Press Release: Idle No More has sparked an awakening of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples internationally in support for democracy, human rights and environmental protections. In three short months, the movement has succeeded in raising global consciousness through education, cultural resurgence, and democratic political activism. We have shaken the foundations of inequality… Read More