#SolidarityFromHome

“Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education”

By Andrea Palframan / April 10, 2020 /

Solidarity at home can come in many forms, including learning new skills that are grounded in intercultural understanding, empathy, and respect. Indigenous Scholar and Educator Jan Hare is offering a free 6-week self-paced course on incorporating Indigenous education, worldviews, histories, and practices into everyday experiences in the classroom, workplace, and community. Through Indigenous Elders and…

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First Nations Persevere with a Supreme Court Appeal to Stop TMX

By Maia Wikler / April 9, 2020 /

Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Coldwater Band held a press conference on April 7th, 2020 to announce their appeal of the Federal Court of Appeal decision in their ongoing efforts to stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project approval.  The project was initially “quashed” in 2018 for insufficient consultation with First Nations and the failure…

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“Quaranzine” making workshop with Malaka Gharib on Friday, April 10th

By Andrea Palframan / April 8, 2020 /

Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples is active and ongoing. How are you engaging when you have had to move from lively community events and demonstrations to the solitary confines of your couches? Now is a great time to challenge ourselves to rethink what #solidarityfromhome means.  Whether that be taking a new online course or workshop, petitioning…

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Pull Together vs. TMX: a Legal Briefing and Q&A

By Andrea Palframan / April 7, 2020 /

Join the Nations for a briefing and Q&A on this Supreme Court appeal TUESDAY April 7th. We are excited to provide the opportunity for you to ask questions to Indigenous leaders about their new legal cases. By gathering online, sharing stories and taking action, we’re linking communities who are pushing back against extreme fossil fuel extraction,…

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Podcast S1 Episode 4 – Covid Capitalism & The Case Against CGL

By Andrea Palframan / April 7, 2020 /

 In today’s episode of RAVEN (De)Briefs podcast, you’ll meet Caily DiPuma, a lawyer working with Wet’suwet’en Nation on legal challenges pushing back against Coastal Gas Link’s fracked gas pipeline. Until the Covid19 outbreak took over the global consciousness, Wet’suwet’en were gaining international attention as their peaceful resistance to CGL’s pipeline erupted in violence at the…

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VIDEO: We Are Un-Frackable  – Webinar 1 With Adam Gagnon and Mike Sawyer

By Andrea Palframan / April 6, 2020 /

We learned a lot from our amazing guests on Friday’s “We Are UnFrackable” webinar. If you were able to join us, thank you for listening and sharing. If you missed hearing Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief Dsta’Hyl (Adam Gagnon) and Citizens’ Oil and Gas Council ED Michael Sawyer, you can watch a recording of the webinar here: …

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A Candid Look at the “Rule of Law”

By Maia Wikler / April 4, 2020 /

For whom does the Rule of Law apply and for what? If we look back critically on the application of the “rule of law” it has been used to justify human rights violations and other deplorable acts. Unfortunately, this isn’t relegated to the past. Recently, we have seen the same sentiments applied to the ongoing…

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Important Distinctions: Hereditary Chiefs & Band Councils

By Maia Wikler / April 4, 2020 /

If you have been following media coverage and political pundits on the Wet’suwet’en resistance to the Coastal GasLink pipeline construction, you have probably heard the popular divide and conquer framing of hereditary leaders vs. elected band council members given their opposing views on the pipeline project. What the media has failed to unpack are critical…

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Man Camps Perpetuate Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

By Maia Wikler / April 4, 2020 /

Violence against the land begets violence against women. Research, testimonies and community members have made this crucial connection. Notably, Amnesty International reported: “Oil and gas extraction, coal mining, and hydroelectric development help fuel the provincial economy and create high paying jobs that attract workers from across the country. In actively promoting intensive development in the…

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What you need to know about Delgamuukw vs. British Columbia

By Maia Wikler / April 4, 2020 /

The Delgamuuk Supreme Court decision has been a main point of interest during the contentious RCMP raid of Wet’suwet’en lands during the winters of 2019 and 2020 for the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project. While B.C. premier John Horgan has said that the project garnered necessary support through permits and Wet’suwet’en leaders, the…

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