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 leaders step-up, but where is the applause from environmentalists? Chris Sankey for Inside Policy

The agreement reached by the First Nations Climate Initiative table and the First Nations Major Projects Coalition should change the way Canadians understand Indigenous aspirations for the environment and economic development, writes Chris Sankey.  By Chris Sankey, February 19, 2021 Not enough has been said about the recent Memorandum of Understanding between the First Nations… Continue reading Indigenous leaders step-up, but where is the applause from environmentalists? Chris Sankey for Inside Policy

Indigenous Prosperity at a Crossroads: An MLI Conversation with Sheldon Wuttunee

MLI has launched an ongoing series, titled “Indigenous Prosperity at a Crossroads,” and features interviews with Indigenous people involved in the natural resource economy, particularly the oil and gas sector. This series explores beyond the headlines and political conversations about the ways in which Indigenous peoples are involved in the natural resource economy and the future… Continue reading Indigenous Prosperity at a Crossroads: An MLI Conversation with Sheldon Wuttunee

Indigenous Prosperity at a Crossroads: An MLI Conversation with Karen Ogen-Toews

MLI has launched an ongoing series, titled “Indigenous Prosperity at a Crossroads,” and features interviews with Indigenous people involved in the natural resource economy, particularly the oil and gas sector. This series explores beyond the headlines and political conversations about the ways in which Indigenous peoples are involved in the natural resource economy and the future… Continue reading Indigenous Prosperity at a Crossroads: An MLI Conversation with Karen Ogen-Toews

Indigenous Prosperity at a Crossroads: An MLI Conversation with Theresa Tait-Day

MLI has launched an ongoing series, titled “Indigenous Prosperity at a Crossroads,” and features interviews with Indigenous people involved in the natural resource economy, particularly the oil and gas sector. This series explores beyond the headlines and political conversations about the ways in which Indigenous peoples are involved in the natural resource economy and the… Continue reading Indigenous Prosperity at a Crossroads: An MLI Conversation with Theresa Tait-Day

Indigenous Prosperity at a Crossroads: An MLI Conversation with Estella Peterson

MLI has launched an ongoing series, titled “Indigenous Prosperity at a Crossroads,” and features interviews with Indigenous people involved in the natural resource economy, particularly the oil and gas sector. This series explores beyond the headlines and political conversations about the ways in which Indigenous peoples are involved in the natural resource economy and the… Continue reading Indigenous Prosperity at a Crossroads: An MLI Conversation with Estella Peterson

Bitter fights over pipelines and other Canadian projects don’t have to be the norm: JP Gladu in the Globe and Mail

Indigenous communities are determined to help create economic opportunity, for themselves and all Canadians, writes JP Gladu in the Globe and Mail.  By JP Gladu, December 14, 2020  Over the past few years, Indigenous leaders, government officials and corporate executives have spoken loudly about the need to fix the country’s approach to major project evaluation… Continue reading Bitter fights over pipelines and other Canadian projects don’t have to be the norm: JP Gladu in the Globe and Mail

Resource sector making progress on reconciliation: Dan Pujdak in the Hill Times

The Truth and Reconciliations Commission’s Call to Action 92 implored the private sector to bring reconciliation into policy and operational frameworks, which the resource sector has been acting on, writes Dan Pujdak in the Hill Times.  By Dan Pujdak, December 09, 2020  The resource sector is moving hand in hand with Indigenous peoples in Canada… Continue reading Resource sector making progress on reconciliation: Dan Pujdak in the Hill Times

Finding a Path Forward for the Energy Sector: Ken Coates for Inside Policy

Canada’s oil and gas industry had been put on a different course through Indigenous engagement, writes Ken Coates. By Ken Coates, December 2, 2020 Much as opponents of Canadian oil and gas production hate to admit it, the future of the industry appears to be set. Construction on the Coastal GasLink pipeline to Kitimat continues.… Continue reading Finding a Path Forward for the Energy Sector: Ken Coates for Inside Policy

The future of Indigenous economic prosperity: New MLI paper by Ken Coates

OTTAWA, ON (November 26, 2020): The COVID-19 pandemic, global economic factors, and domestic policy-making have combined with a devastating effect on Canada’s energy industry. This comes at a crucial juncture for many First Nations communities who have only in recent years begun to experience prosperity from the development of oil and gas resources on their… Continue reading The future of Indigenous economic prosperity: New MLI paper by Ken Coates