Does the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline hurt Indigenous people? Yes: Stephen Buffalo in the Toronto Star

While perhaps not setting out to hurt our communities, one of Joe Biden’s first actions as U.S. president may cause substantial damage to Indigenous peoples, writes Stephen Buffalo in the Toronto Star. This article appeared in the Toronto Star’s Saturday Debate. By Stephen Buffalo, March 10, 2021 While perhaps not setting out to hurt our… Continue reading Does the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline hurt Indigenous people? Yes: Stephen Buffalo in the Toronto Star

Indigenous people fear Liberal green plan will sabotage their progress: Ken Coates and Stephen Buffalo in the Calgary Herald

A successful Canadian energy sector, operating on some of the highest environmental and social standards in the world and with strong Indigenous participation, is part of Canada’s best and most practical solution to its economic needs, environmental commitments and promises to promote Indigenous economic development, write Ken Coates and Stephen Buffalo.  By Ken Coates and… Continue reading Indigenous people fear Liberal green plan will sabotage their progress: Ken Coates and Stephen Buffalo in the Calgary Herald

Indigenous Economies Could Suffer Grievous Harm if Ottawa Adopts UNDRIP: Stephen Buffalo in the Epoch Times

In the current circumstances, where UNDRIP is seen as an anti-development mantra, the constructive potential of the United Nations Declaration will almost certainly be lost, along with thousands of Indigenous jobs, countless business opportunities, and the much-desired financial independence of First Nations communities, writes Stephen Buffalo.  By Stephen Buffalo, March 20, 2020 The Liberal government… Continue reading Indigenous Economies Could Suffer Grievous Harm if Ottawa Adopts UNDRIP: Stephen Buffalo in the Epoch Times

Federal parties must recognize the benefits of First Nation self-governance: Gale, Buffalo, and Paul in APTN News

It is time for the Canadian political system to work with Indigenous leaders to create effective partnerships that generate opportunities for all Canadians, write Sharleen Gale, Stephen Buffalo, and John Paul. By Sharleen Gale, Stephen Buffalo, and John Paul, October 15, 2019 The federal election campaign provides all national parties with an opportunity to bring… Continue reading Federal parties must recognize the benefits of First Nation self-governance: Gale, Buffalo, and Paul in APTN News

Time Is Ripe for Indigenous Ownership of Trans Mountain Pipeline: Joseph Quesnel and Stephen Buffalo in the Epoch Times

The Trans Mountain approval has revealed that Indigenous communities are ready to make a stake in their future. They can be trusted to do just that, write Joseph Quesnel and Stephen Buffalo.  By Joseph Quesnel and Stephen Buffalo, June 26, 2019 Ten years ago, the idea that First Nations and Métis people might own a… Continue reading Time Is Ripe for Indigenous Ownership of Trans Mountain Pipeline: Joseph Quesnel and Stephen Buffalo in the Epoch Times

Ottawa should suspend passage of C-69: Stephen Buffalo in The Hill Times

This legislation seems to be just another colonial approach to change the system without adequate consultation or inclusion of Indigenous interests, writes Stephen Buffalo. By Stephen Buffalo, June 14, 2019 Ottawa is on the verge of passing the controversial Bill C-69, an act of dramatic environmentalism that will undermine Indigenous efforts to achieve a decent… Continue reading Ottawa should suspend passage of C-69: Stephen Buffalo in The Hill Times

Indigenous senators must prevent Bill C-48 from threatening First Nations’ opportunities: Stephen Buffalo in the Financial Post

There is no way to reduce poverty and improve self-determination without economic development, writes Stephen Buffalo. By Stephen Buffalo, June 13, 2019 When Bill C-48, the proposed oil-tanker ban for northern B.C., has its third reading in the Senate in the coming days, Indigenous senators can play an important role in finding a compromise on… Continue reading Indigenous senators must prevent Bill C-48 from threatening First Nations’ opportunities: Stephen Buffalo in the Financial Post