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COVID-19 not the first pandemic Indigenous Peoples have quarantined from

Just a few generations ago, Tlaook, a Nuu-Chah-Nulth ancestor of the Tla-o-qui-aht nation led families to a safe place of refuge in their territory to wait out fatal diseases European settlers brought to the coast of B.C. When the people returned, many had died, but the story of the importance of preserving the land during times of pandemics lived on and continues to shape the nation's work.

'The Amazon stays, Bolsonaro goes'

Last Friday, in the streets outside the government buildings in Brazil’s capital city, Emilee Gilpin walked with nearly a thousand people in desperate concern over the relentless and unprecedented burning of one of the most important ecosystems in the world.

Fine for company is 'just the beginning' of justice for Heiltsuk Nation

The Kirby Corporation was fined nearly $3 million Tuesday for violating the Fisheries Act, Pacific Pilotage Act and the Migratory Birds Act. The Heiltsuk Nation, who has for two years been dealing with the devastation to their food harvesting area at Gale Creek, say no amount of money can pay off the damage done. It's time for change, chief Marilyn Slett says.

Tŝilhqot'in sends mining company home

The Tŝilhqot’in Nation has been fighting to protect Teẑtan Biny (Fish Lake) for decades. While Taseko Mines' proposed open-pit copper and gold mine has been rejected twice at the federal level, the Liberal government granted permits for an exploratory drilling program — slated to start today — but the nation organized a peaceful protest and sent the construction team home.