How Canada’s oil and gas industries assist in the project of reconciliation: Ken Coates and JP Gladu in the Globe and Mail

Across large parts of Western Canada, in fact, the oil and gas sector is central to Indigenous plans for poverty reduction, improved autonomy from Ottawa, employment and business development, write Ken Coates and JP Gladu in the Globe and Mail.  By Ken Coates and JP Gladu, September 14, 2020 The Trans Mountain pipeline never seems… Continue reading How Canada’s oil and gas industries assist in the project of reconciliation: Ken Coates and JP Gladu in the Globe and Mail

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

Webinar Panel Video: How far we’ve come – Indigenous engagement with the Canadian energy economy

The past decade has seen a transformation in Indigenous engagement in the natural resource economy. Most recently, two Indigenous-led groups have emerged as prime bidders for the TransMountain Pipeline. This development is far from unexpected. For years, Indigenous communities have benefited from royalty payments, business opportunities and employment prospects. However, with the oil and gas… Continue reading Webinar Panel Video: How far we’ve come – Indigenous engagement with the Canadian energy economy

Helping Canada’s Indigenous peoples during COVID-19: Ken Coates in the Toronto Sun

Indigenous peoples will be hit disproportionately by the health, economic and social consequences of COVID-19, writes Ken Coates.  By Ken Coates, April 1, 2020 Indigenous peoples will be hit disproportionately by the health, economic and social consequences of COVID-19. Overcrowding and poor health-care systems leave many vulnerable to the disease itself. Job losses and project… Continue reading Helping Canada’s Indigenous peoples during COVID-19: Ken Coates in the Toronto Sun

Ep. 43 – Putting the Rail Blockades and Teck Frontier in Context with Ken Coates and Brett Byers

In the latest episode of Pod Bless Canada, MLI Munk Senior Fellow Ken Coates comments on the ongoing protests and rail disruptions caused by opponents of BC’s Coastal GasLink pipeline project. Moreover, given the withdrawal of the Teck Frontier oil sands mine project, Coates takes a critical look at the government’s approach to the situation.… Continue reading Ep. 43 – Putting the Rail Blockades and Teck Frontier in Context with Ken Coates and Brett Byers

Don’t confuse support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs with the spirit of Idle No More: Ken Coates in The Globe and Mail

Unlike the Idle No More Protests, these protests around Coastal GasLink threaten to broadly subsume Indigenous rights in a campaign against Canadian oil and gas, contrary to the expressed preferences of many Indigenous governments and community members, writes Ken Coates. By Ken Coates, February 14, 2020 Waves of blockades and protests against the Coastal GasLink… Continue reading Don’t confuse support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs with the spirit of Idle No More: Ken Coates in The Globe and Mail

Canada should be a world leader in breaking China’s hold on rare earth element mining: Joseph Quesnel in the Hill Times

Rare earth element mining is one area where the national security and broader national interests of Canada, and indeed all of North America, create a moral imperative to act, writes Joseph Quesnel.  By Joseph Quesnel, December 11, 2019 Three decades ago, China embarked on an ambitious plan to become a global leader in the production… Continue reading Canada should be a world leader in breaking China’s hold on rare earth element mining: Joseph Quesnel in the Hill Times

Indigenous participation in energy sector an exercise in Indigenous self-determination, economic development: Joseph Quesnel in the Hill Times

When politicians say they want to keep our resources in the ground, and then say in the next breath they want to improve conditions of First Nation communities, someone needs to call them out on the contradiction, writes Joseph Quesnel.  By Joseph Quesnel, December 3, 2019 Now that the dust has settled from the election,… Continue reading Indigenous participation in energy sector an exercise in Indigenous self-determination, economic development: Joseph Quesnel in the Hill Times

How a 20-year-old fishery ruling has redefined First Nations relations in the Maritimes: John Paul and Ken Coates in the Globe and Mail

Few in 1999 anticipated the impact of the Marshall ruling. Today, relations with non-Indigenous communities are stronger and more mutually beneficial, write John Paul and Ken Coates.  By John Paul and Ken Coates, October 30, 2019 In September, 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its ruling in the Indigenous commercial fishing case brought forward by… Continue reading How a 20-year-old fishery ruling has redefined First Nations relations in the Maritimes: John Paul and Ken Coates in the Globe and Mail

Video and photos – Re-imagining Canada’s Energy Future: Partnerships and Collaboration with Indigenous Peoples

Canadians need to understand the profound transformations underway in the energy sector and the emergence of Indigenous peoples, governments and businesses as major players in the oil and gas economy. While important issues remain unresolved, the prospect of Indigenous ownership in pipelines, major equity investments in supply chain infrastructure, and ongoing Indigenous engagement in policy… Continue reading Video and photos – Re-imagining Canada’s Energy Future: Partnerships and Collaboration with Indigenous Peoples