Current Problems: Environment

Exploring Theme: "International Environmental Issues"

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February 20, 2024

‘This mining is destroying us’: Alaskan tribal group applies for Canadian status

The Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission is calling on the province of B.C. and Canada to allow it to be consulted on mining projects that impact transboundary rivers. APTN News: A southeast Native Alaskan organization is petitioning the province of B.C. to be granted formal Indigenous recognition so it can be consulted on mining projects...

November 29, 2023

Balancing Indigenous perspectives and international policies at COP28

There are a wide range of perspectives from Canada headed to the UN climate conversation  People walk near a logo for the COP28 U.N. Climate Summit, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)  APTN News: A major annual international climate meeting kicks off tomorrow in Dubai, in the United Arab...

November 24, 2023

Canada’s Use of 1977 Pipeline Treaty to Block Recent U.S. Line 5 Shutdown Order Is Violating Indigenous Rights

Michelle WoodhouseWater Program Manager Nationtalk: Environmental Defense – Earlier this summer, we celebrated the news that a U.S. judge in Wisconsin had ordered the Canadian oil company, Enbridge Inc., to shut down the section of the Line 5 pipeline that runs through the territory of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa by June 2026....

May 1, 2023

Indigenous leaders from U.S., Canada ramp up pressure for probe into toxic mining runoff from B.C.

The Globe and Mail: The Canadian Press – Indigenous leaders in Canada and the U.S. are turning up the pressure on Ottawa for an investigation of toxic mining runoff from B.C., despite high-level bilateral promises of an agreement by this summer to “reduce and mitigate” its impact. Tribal and First Nations leaders were in Washington,...

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