Indigenous peoples are increasingly involved in opposition to fossil fuels, investing and operating clean energy projects; fighting deforestation and managing lands to combat climate change, and other environmental issues.


Clean Energy

Energy transition key to “economic reconciliation” for Canadian indigenous communities – video interview with Katarina Savic of the Canadian Aboriginal Business Association

Ontario First Nations tapping clean energy business opportunities – video interview with Matt Jamieson, CEO, Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation

Huge utility-scale battery project planned for SW Ontario – video interview with Rioux, chief development officer with NRStor Inc., about Oneida Energy Storage, joint-venture project with Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation

Role of renewable energy for economic development in indigenous communities – video interview with Prof. Christina Hoicka of York University

Positive benefits of renewable energy project for northern BC First Nation – video interview with Dr. Amanda Thompson, Conference Board of Canada

Pipelines

Minnesota Indigenous communities leading protests against Line 3 pipeline – video interview with Tara Houska, lawyer and founder of the Ginew Collective

Fixing BC gas pipeline dispute requires new approach to indigenous governments by Ottawa, provinces – interview with lawyer Robert Janes about Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief’s opposition to Coastal GasLink pipeline

Are Coastal GasLink pipeline protesters “foreign-funded activists”? – video interview with Sandy Garossino

Are “solidarity protests” across Canada a new strategy for First Nations? – video interview with energy journalist Shawn McCarthy

Green MP Paul Manly visited the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to discuss Coastal GasLink standoff – video interview

Legal/Constitution

No regulatory certainty for Canadian resource industries, investors until aboriginal title resolved – video interview with Prof. David Wright, University of Calgary faculty of law

Whose rule of law? Indigenous law part of Canadian legal system, says lawyer – video interview with Kate Gunn, First Peoples Law firm

“What is free and informed consent if not the right to say no?” – video interview with Prof. Margot Young, Allard Law School, University of British Columbia

 

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