Tag: Indigenous Peoples
With British Columbia still reeling from historic floods, the RCMP rushed to break up an Indigenous blockade standing in the way of construction of a gas pipeline. Journalism organizations denounced the detainment of two reporters.
Many would-be migrants, like the Garifuna, would love nothing more than to stay in our homes. It’s Washington that’s making it difficult.
“The police have no jurisdiction, and industry don’t have jurisdiction, on stolen land.”
“We are such a place-based people. To have this land back, to be in control of it, is a fresh, new hope.”
We must start by standing with those environmental defenders who are safeguarding their lands and territories, and we must secure a future for the planet by securing their rights, tenure, and governance.
“Canada has bulldozered a pathway forward on this unsustainable project that is in no way honorable, in the interest of the public, or aligned with its commitment to implement federal legislation on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”
"The central point of this study is to show the need of acquiring an integral vision of the region to fight the destruction that has been taking place.”
Here’s how indigenous leaders pulled together a grassroots movement to resist the pipeline expansion.
“What these new maps show us is that understanding Indigenous perspectives and Indigenous contributions to conservation are essential when negotiating local or global conservation agreements."