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Climate change driving food insecurity in First Nations while government stands by, report says

The federal government is not doing enough to support First Nations communities contending with food insecurity problems made worse by climate change - and is aggravating the situation by failing to adequately reduce greenhouse gas emissions — says a new report by the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch.

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Skeena sockeye returns jump 50 per cent in three years thanks to Indigenous leadership

B.C. First Nations voluntarily closed their food fishery or limited the catch for two decades to help rebuild salmon populations. This year, those sacrifices are paying off
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Canada is falling behind on confronting environmental racism

Many First Nations and non-white communities have been the dumping sites for industry. But environmental advocates say Canadians are struggling to empathize.
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Six years after Mount Polley disaster, expert recommendations not fully implemented: Report

Six years after the Mount Polley disaster, B.C. and international regulatory organizations are still failing to make mining safe, according to several groups monitoring the industry.

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Up close with B.C.’s endangered baby caribou — and the First Nations trying to save them

In 2014, with just 16 caribou remaining in the Klinse-Za herd, West Moberly First Nations and Saulteau First Nations decided to take matter into their own hands.

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Demonstration condemning Bill 1 as anti-democratic attracts dissenters

The bill would make it illegal for people to unlawfully enter or damage "critical infrastructure"—everything from oil mine sites and railways to sidewalks and highways.

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Yukon University launches study into native plant use for mine remediation

New research project seeks to build better understanding of how locally grown plants can best be used to reclaim disturbed lands.

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B.C. Indigenous community receives grant for used-oil recycling facility

Lil'wat-led zero-waste group looks to install similar facilities in other Indigenous communities.

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First Nations fail in top court bid to halt Trans Mountain pipeline

Chief challenging lower court ruling calls decision ‘a major setback for reconciliation.’
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Vopak’s proposed Prince Rupert export terminal: 7 things you need to know

Running at full capacity, the Vopak Pacific Canada facility would bring 240 rail cars filled with combustibles through northwest B.C. every day and send 150 oil tankers across the Pacific each year.

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Green New Deal legislation must be Indigenous-led, says Julian Brave NoiseCat

The Green New Deal has roots in Indigenous communities — and Julian Brave NoiseCat has been there since the beginning.

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First Nations asked for help in fighting COVID-19. They were ignored

Coastal communities fear pandemic’s reach, but governments haven’t responded to their call for collaboration.
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White River First Nation forges ahead with largest solar project in Yukon

Several diesel-powered communities across the territory have looked to renewables to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and attain energy independence.

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