Karen Ogen-Toews

Karen Ogen-Toews: LNG from Canada: A win for all

The following is a guest column by our Alliance CEO, Karen Ogen-Toews, that appeared in The Vancouver Sun on 01 January 2021: Forty-two. No, not the official answer to the “Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything” from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Instead, the number 42 is of real significance to me, and …

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‘Please support our responsible development of natural gas and LNG.’

Our Alliance CEO, Karen Ogen-Toews, on First Nations and resource development, a presentation to parliamentarians and others in an online session on Canada’s economic future, hosted by the Task Force for Real Jobs, Real Recovery: First, let me say it’s good to see Bill C-15, the UNDRIP bill, finally in the Parliamentary works. It’s going …

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‘Build the plan’ WITH First Nations

The following is derived from a lecture that our CEO, Karen Ogen-Toews, delivered to University of Calgary students on 14 May 2020: Here we are in 2020, a far cry from 1876 — but in some ways not too far a cry. The year 1876 was when the Indian Act came into being in Canada, …

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Declaration ‘a plus for everybody’

Karen Ogen-Toews, CEO of the First Nations LNG Alliance, sees the Jan. 14 Declaration event in Vancouver as helping people learn and understand that UNDRIP is “a plus” across the board. “UNDRIP isn’t a negative thing for us. It’s a plus, a plus for everybody and we need to communicate that, to make sure that …

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The Indian Act? Welcome to 2019

For 24 years, from 1927 to 1951, First Nations people were not allowed to hire lawyers or pursue land claims. And others could be jailed for helping them raise legal funds. How things have changed: By our count, First Nations across Canada have a ‘winning streak’ in recent years of 209 successful cases on title …

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