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The National Indigenous communities divided over pipeline

A group of Indigenous communities want to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline to help alleviate First Nations poverty, while others say the pipeline could leak and poison the water in their communities.
  • 2019
  • 00:07:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/26/2020

News in Review - April 2020 Pipeline Protests: Resource Development Challenges Indigenous Rights in B.C.

In early 2020, Coastal GasLink started work on a 670-kilometre, multi-billion dollar pipeline project designed to move natural gas from the B.C Interior to the West Coast. That pipeline goes through the traditional territory of the Wet'suwet'en people. The company claimed it had authority from both the province and 20 First Nations band councils, including five Wet'suwet'en Nation band councils. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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CBC News Indigenous youth talk to press in front of B.C. Legislature (February 26, 2020)

Indigenous youth gathered on the steps of the B.C. Legislature repeat a series of demands, including calls for RCMP to leave Wet'suwet'en territory and for Coastal GasLink construction to end. They say they will continue to hold the space in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs at least until those calls are met. Among speakers are: Ta’Kaiya Blaney (Tla'Amin First Nation); Gina Mowat ...
  • 2020
  • 00:36:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/06/2020

The National Historic First Nations land claim ruling

The Supreme Court has granted title to more than 1,700 square kilometres of land in B.C. to the Tsilhqot'in First Nation.
  • 2014
  • 00:04:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2018

The National Opposition to pipeline still fierce in B.C.

Opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is still fierce in B.C., and some protesters say the government's decision to buy the project will only strengthen their resolve.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/27/2018

The National Is Canada ready for an oil spill?

A diesel spill on B.C.'s central coast near Bella Bella could be interpreted as a cautionary tale about Canada's capacity to handle more frequent tanker traffic and to respond adequately to fuel spills. This has become an important consideration, since the expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans-Mountain Pipeline will significantly increase tanker traffic. In Bella Bella, after thousands of litres of ...
  • 2016
  • 00:10:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/16/2017

News in Review - January 2015 First Nations Land Disputes

Since Europeans first arrived in Canada, non-Natives have laid claim to lands that were once under the control of the Native population. Increasingly, First Nations people are asking for their land rights to be honoured. Here are two very different cases where a land dispute could leave someone in financial ruin.
  • 2015
  • 00:17:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/21/2015

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The Current This Land is My Land: Nisga'a First Nation Moves to Privatize Land

As part of The Current's Project Money, Laura Lynch looks at a plan some are excited to begin, and others want to stop before it starts. Fifteen years after signing an historic and financially empowering land deal with the federal and provincial governments, the Nisga'a First Nation is among the first Aboriginal groups to approve ownership of private property.
  • 2013
  • 00:22:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

The National Standoff At Gustafsen Lake

How could this potentially deadly conflict be stopped before turning into another Oka or Waco? Here is the inside story, a behind the scenes chronicle exploring the issues as understood by the warriors, native chiefs, spiritual leaders, law enforcement officers and psychologists working to stem a bloodbath.
  • 1995
  • 00:27:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2013

News in Review - March 2012 The Great Oil Pipeline Debate

In late January the U.S. government delayed approval of a pipeline that would transport oil from Alberta to refineries in Texas. The Canadian government responded by saying it would speed up approval of another pipeline that would carry the oil over the Rocky Mountains to British Columbia. In this News in Review story, we look at why the government wants ...
  • 2012
  • 00:16:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2012

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News in Review - May 1996 The Nisga'a Settlement: Who Owns British Columbia?

This historic settlement with the federal government, which involves millions of dollars and a large tract of land, is the focus for a review of what some provincial politicians as well as some aboriginal people call a sell-out.
  • 1996
  • 00:11:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1996

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News in Review - October 1995 Native Claims: Growing Frustrations

This News in Review story looks at the stand-off at Gustafsen Lake in Secwepemec (Shuswap) territory in B.C. and the occupation of Ipperwash Provincial Park by Chippewa protesters in Ontario. These events during the summer of 1995 are the points of departure for examining the larger issues of land claims and the growing frustration of First Nations groups. Also covered is ...
  • 1995
  • 00:10:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1995

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