On December 19, 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved the Trans Mountain Pipeline. The owner, Kinder Morgan is threatening to transport diluted bitumen (dil-bit), a highly explosive neurotoxin, across the Fraser River, less than 400 metres near the headwaters. If we allow it, would travel along the entire length of the Thompson in some places as little as 50 metres from the shoreline.
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Advocating for the protection, conservation and restoration of Indigenous food, land and bio-cultural heritage policies, planning and governance proposals in federal election.
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BC Food Systems Network Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty 9th Annual Meeting Report Part 2
Cross Cultural Interface where Indigenous and Sustainable Agri-food systems intra-act.
BC Food Systems Network Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty 9th Annual Meeting Report Part 1
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You are invited to share your experiences, thoughts and stories around climate change adaptation. Please visit our web page to register to participate on the Enowkin Indigenous Knowledge Base Webportal. The webportal is a site for Indigenous peoples across North America to share their climate change adaptation experiences and further adaptation education. Participate in blogs, forums and add content to the calendar.
Published on Feb 11, 2014
Decolonizing the Mind: Healing Through Neurodecolonization and Mindfulness -
Author, educator, medical social worker and citizen of the Arikara (Sahnish) and Hidatsa Nations in North Dakota, Michael Yellow Bird, MSW, Ph.D. works with indigenous communities, teaching about healing the trauma of colonialism. On January 24, 2014 he spoke about his experiences at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, sharing his ideas about how to do go about doing this through techniques of mindfulness, thought and behavior which he refers to as neurodecolonization.
Dr Vandana Shiva at Mount Allison University in 2012
Aboriginal peoples are among the most food insecure groups in Canada, yet their perspectives and knowledge are often sidelined
in mainstream food security debates. In order to create food security for all, Aboriginal perspectives must be included in food
security research and discourse. This project demonstrates a process in which Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal partners engaged in
a culturally appropriate and respectful collaboration, assessing the challenges and barriers to traditional foods access in the urban
Members of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, joined by prominent environmental advocates, went out to Burrard Inlet today to participate in a prayer ceremony for the earth and protest against oil sands development, as well pipeline expansions and tanker traffic along the coast. Participants rowed their boats near the terminal of American pipeline giant Kinder Morgan, which intends to triple the capacity of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline and potentially quadruple oil tanker traffic around Burrard Inlet.
The Haida recognize that nature and culture are intrinsically connected, and that the protection of the natural and cultural values on Haida Gwaii is essential to sustaining their culture. The Haida have always had Guardian Watchmen who protected the land and sea from harm. Guardians and Watchmen now work in fisheries, forestry, heritage and parks programs to support the Council of Haida Nations’ priority to protect the Aboriginal rights and title of Haida people.