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Blog: Stand by for more Treaty 8 challenges

The “bombshell” court decision that held BC violated treaty rights of the Blueberry River First Nations is sending shockwaves into other treaty regions — especially in Alberta. Justice Emily M. Burke of BC Supreme Court ruled that decades of “cumulative” resource developments approved by BC infringed on Blueberry rights under Treaty 8 of 1899. Treaty…

LNG: good for many years yet

We almost enjoy those gloomy predictions that the LNG industry is soon to die; wishful thinking from green enthusiasts that seem to envision that the world will be all-renewables by the middle of next week, and using hydrogen as its primary fuel, world-wide, by the following weekend. The transition to renewables and hydrogen is real…

Outreach: Notes, quotes, and issues

Opportunities and issues, and advice, were aired at our public online Diversity and Inclusion outreach session on 17 June 2021. Here are condensed notes and quotes on LNG and pipeline development and their impact on First Nations in BC: Opening comments: Karen Ogen-Toews, CEO, First Nations LNG Alliance: “This session this afternoon is to set…

BC moving ever forward on LNG

Two milestones have been reached that show how steadily BC is progressing toward becoming a key exporter of liquefied natural gas, LNG. For one, LNG Canada reported the arrival by ship of three huge pieces of equipment for its processing plant. (One, a main cryogenic heat exchanger, MCHE,  is pictured below.)  One of our Facebook…

What now, after residential schools?

The damage done to Indigenous people by Canada’s residential schools has been cruelly re-emphasized by the discovery of the bodies of 215 children in unmarked graves at the old Kamloops Indian Residential School. Having been so reminded, where do we all go from here? What do we do now? We cannot speak for the survivors…

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