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'People will die if nothing is done'

On Friday, the leadership of Ontario's Cat Lake First Nation were at Queen's Park urging Premier Doug Ford and his government to step in and do what the federal government has failed to: provide emergency housing, medical assistance and fire teams. 

Urgency in climate change advocacy is backfiring, says Citizen Potawatomi Nation scientist

Kyle Powys Whyte, an Indigenous scientist and climate change expert, says Indigenous peoples have led some of the most vibrant climate change movements, focused on repairing and strengthening ethical and just relationships. Mistakenly, many environmentalists focus on an environmental crisis that must be addressed so urgently and swiftly, that relationships don't matter, he says.

Indigenous technologists using tech tools as path to self-determination

The First Nations Technology Council and Animikii, a digital agency that supports Indigenous technology, are working hard to ensure Indigenous peoples have a seat at the rapidly growing tech table in British Columbia. From data sovereignty to digital skills training programs, Indigenous communities, nations and organizations are utilizing technology as a path to self determination.

Doug Ford’s government just proposed a carbon tax on industry

Premier Doug Ford's government has just proposed climate change rules that, if adopted, would likely require industrial facilities in Ontario to pay a carbon tax to meet new standards. The long-awaited "made-in-Ontario" climate plan proposes a new industrial performance standard that would limit the growth in pollution, "rather than an absolute cap on emissions for the province."