Tag: First Nations

British Columbia invests in solar-powered Zamboni, community-owned clean energy projects

British Columbia invests in solar-powered Zamboni, community-owned clean energy projects

Program allowed a community to retrofit a Zamboni with solar power and battery instead of propane The Province of British Columbia is investing in local governments and First Nations projects that will lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lead to more affordable and sustainable community infrastructure, according to a press release. One of […]

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Fort Nelson First Nation files judicial review to protect threatened boreal caribou

Fort Nelson First Nation files judicial review to protect threatened boreal caribou

“BCOGC demonstrated inadequate, unlawful and wholly unacceptable approach to consultation” Fort Nelson First Nation (FNFN) has filed for a judicial review of the BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC) approval of Rockyview Resources Inc.’s recent gas pipeline project, according to a press release. “The 39km proposed gas pipeline cuts right through core caribou habitat in […]

Syncrude achieves Aboriginal employment milestone

Syncrude achieves Aboriginal employment milestone

16.4 per cent new Syncrude in 2016 were Aboriginal Even before she started working at Syncrude, Lori Cyprien appreciated the organization’s commitment to Aboriginal employment. “I received scholarships from Syncrude as a student, which made things a lot easier for me in pursuing my education,” says Lori, who holds a master’s degree from Royal Roads […]

Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands: US, Canadian aboriginal tribes form alliance to stop oil pipelines

Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands: US, Canadian aboriginal tribes form alliance to stop oil pipelines

Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands targeting Kinder Morgan, TransCanada, Enbridge By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Aboriginal tribes from Canada and the northern United States signed a treaty on Thursday to jointly fight proposals to build more pipelines to carry crude from Alberta’s oil sands, saying further development would damage the environment. […]

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Tsleil-Waututh launches 2nd legal challenge to Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal

Tsleil-Waututh launches 2nd legal challenge to Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal

According to legal challenge, recommendation for approval by National Energy Board continues pattern of unlawful conduct VANCOUVER, BC- The Tsleil-Waututh Nation has launched a second legal challenge of the National Energy Board’s (NEB) review of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion proposal. Tsleil-Waututh, the “People of the Inlet,” has applied to the Federal Court of Appeal […]

First Nations engagement to create ‘New West’ for Canada’s energy sector?

First Nations engagement to create ‘New West’ for Canada’s energy sector?

Thousands of Aboriginal people work in oil and gas, First Nations’ invest in production and own hundreds of service and supply businesses CALGARY, Alberta – While much of the focus on First Nations and energy has centred on vocal opposition to pipelines, a fall conference in Calgary will try to draw attention to the many aboriginal businesses and […]

Trudeau to pipeline companies: Up your game, boys

Trudeau to pipeline companies: Up your game, boys

Industry has already said it would reduce carbon intensity of oil sands crude, build partnerships with First Nations – Trudeau wants action On Thursday, the Trudeau Government introduced new rules governing pipeline environmental assessments. The best way to understand them is this: The Liberals are holding industry’s feet to the fire. Last week, Prime Minister […]