Many remote Indigenous communities in British Columbia rely on expensive generators that run on diesel despite having the potential to tap into renewable energy.
The behaviour of TC Energy, the company formerly known as TransCanada, in Wet'suwet'en resulted in a nationwide crisis in Canada. It should not be repeated in Mexico.
The fact that so many Canadian pension funds are tied to oil and gas companies is a deeply structural form of racialized oppression and a denial of Indigenous rights.
Teck Resources' decision to cancel its oilsands project is a blow to Trudeau's government.
Indigenous land stewardship, resource extraction and corporate interests remain critical issues to addressing large-scale environmental concerns such as pollinator loss in Canada and beyond.
Governments and corporations seem to understand that the landscape of Indigenous resistance has shifted.
The RCMP have long been responsible for violence against Indigenous people.
Impact benefit agreements between energy companies and First Nations are typically confidential. But documents suggest First Nations may be trading away their Aboriginal rights.
Reconciliation cannot be achieved by the brute force of the RCMP or the self-interests of energy companies.
It's time to engage with Indigenous people through the governance systems built prior to European settlement.
TransCanada Corporation has misunderstood or misrepresented the risks associated with Indigenous jurisdiction.