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'Clean energy aligns with who we are as Indigenous people'

Michelle Myers and Chief Russel Myers Ross of Yuneŝit'in, are two clean energy leaders in the Tŝilhqot'in Nation with strong visions for the future. Myers believes renewable energy aligns with her people's values and connection to the land while Chief Ross has played a major role developing the Dasiqox Tribal Park, an area protected for Tŝilhqot’in traditional laws to be upheld and enacted.

Tŝilhqot'in’s ‘spiritual war’ to protect land, water, rights

The Tŝilhqot'in Nation is at spiritual war with Taseko Mines, which has for over two decades been trying to build what would be the world's largest copper and gold mine at a sacred elevated lake the nation knows as Teztan Biny. Though the mine has been rejected twice at the federal level, they have the greenlight on a drilling program, forcing the nation back to court to seek an injunction.

Montreal man ticketed for doing exactly what every other Montrealer has done this winter

Like every other Montrealer, I, too, have found myself zigzagging on and off sidewalks as I navigate snowbanks, icy patches and messy, slushy puddles. And yet I have neither been stopped nor ticketed by a police officer for the so-called offence. If police are now handing out tickets for walking on Montreal roads, we should have all gotten one by now. But we haven’t, have we?

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.

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