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Karen Ogen: MP’s bill to ban oil and gas promotion is ‘reprehensible’

This column first appeared through the Macdonald-Laurier Institute Photo of NDP MP Charlie Angus By Karen Ogen: Proposed ban on oil and gas promotion revives paternalistic treatment of Indigenous peoples: MP Charlie Angus needs to withdraw his offensive attempt to silence discussion, and apologize. First Nations are used to oppression. We lived for over a …

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CGL pipeline and new era for Indigenous people

By our Alliance  CEO, Karen Ogen, in Business in Vancouver Indigenous. Opportunity. Ownership. Historically, those words have been spoken independently of each other. Today, after over a decade of LNG development – with the Coastal GasLink pipeline complete, and the LNG Canada facility in Kitimat nearing completion – we have entered an era where Indigenous, …

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Thank you, Supreme Court of Canada

Introducing the Impact Assessment Act in 2019, the federal government promised speedier processing of natural-resource projects “through legislated timelines.” It didn’t happen. As the Canada West Foundation reported earlier this year: “The IAA was intended to speed up a cumbersome application process for major infrastructure and resource projects, some of which were in the assessment …

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Crystal Smith: If Mark Ruffalo cared about First Nations like mine, he’d defend natural gas projects

Our Alliance chair, Chief Crystal Smith of the Haisla Nation, in National Post: If Mark Ruffalo cared about First Nations like mine, he’d defend natural gas projects We have negotiated agreements which have built the Haisla’s capacity to employ our people, to rediscover our language, and to reconnect with our traditional ways Recently the likes …

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