Posts Tagged with "first-nations"

Climate Action Fund: Get Action, Not Offsets

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Climate Action Fund: Get Action, Not Offsets

Research shows that carbon offsets aren’t working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stall global warming. That’s why RAN has founded the Climate Action Fund. In theory, a carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon or greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for or to offset an emission made elsewhere. Rather than [...]

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U.S. Should Join World In Supporting Indigenous Rights

Monday, December 6, 2010

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U.S. Should Join World In Supporting Indigenous Rights

Canada has now formally endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), leaving the United States as the only country to remain opposed to the most comprehensive international statement on Indigenous rights to date. After its adoption in 2007 by the UN General Assembly, UNDRIP was heralded around the world by [...]

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James Cameron Loves Us!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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Check out this great shot of RAN Freedom From Oil Campaigner Eriel Deranger (that’s her on the right) with James Cameron and friends from Greenpeace and IEN. Cameron  was in town for a tour of the tar sands.  More details on his trip can be found here on the Understory and at Huffington Post. Spoiler: [...]

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Tar Sands, Enbridge and Indigenous Resistance

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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In mid-July I attended the 1st Annual ‘Unist’ot’en Environmental Action Camp in Unist’ot’en territory in Northern BC as a facilitator and participant. Members of the Wetsuweten nation, joined by First Nations activists and allies from across Canada and US – including Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), Rainforest Action Network (RAN), and Ruckus Society – organized to [...]

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Gulf Coast vs. Tar Sands: Environmental Deathmatch

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Last week, we reported that Canada’s tar sands have just become the biggest source of oil imports to the US. This week we compare tar sands to the other big source of US oil–the Gulf of Mexico. Industry backers are trying hard to spin differences between tar sands and the Gulf. During a cheerleading trip [...]

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Royal Bank of Scotland Dodges Questions on Indigenous Rights

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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On April 28th in Edinburgh, Scotland the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) held their Annual General Meeting where shareholders met to discuss the future of RBS.  RBS was one of the UK banks bailed-out by the UK government in 2008, and now RBS is 83% owned by the UK public. Between 2007 and 2009, RBS [...]

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Indigenous And Hundreds More Challenge RBC On Tar Sands

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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Today more than 170 people rallied outside of the Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC’s) Annual General Shareholder meeting (AGM) in Toronto after a series of creative non-violent actions all morning. Inside, First Nations Chiefs and community representatives from four different Nations demanded RBC phase out of its Tar Sands financing and to recognize the right [...]

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Indigenous resistance gets the goods

Friday, July 18, 2008

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If you haven’t already heard about Ontario’s huge announcement for the Boreal and Indigenous rights then you should REALLY check out this earlier post. Ontario’s Premier committed to protect 50% of the province’s Northern Boreal Forest from all industry, and to allow new logging and mining only with the support of First Nations through a [...]

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Huge News for Ontario’s Boreal Forest and its peoples.

Monday, July 14, 2008

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The Ontario Government just announced plans to protect 56 million acres of Northern Boreal forest from all industry. The area falls entirely in the traditional territories of 36 First Nations communities, who are mostly affiliated with the Nishnaabe Aski Nation. The plan commits to bringing protection in Ontario’s roadless Northern Boreal region up to 50% [...]

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Message from JB Fobister in Grassy Narrows

Thursday, June 5, 2008

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JB Fobister is a Grassy Narrows member who has been a key part of the community’s work towards self-determination. He sends this message: Six years ago when we blocked the main logging road near our small community people told us we were crazy to take on two of the largest logging companies in the world. [...]

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