Crown seeks 60-90 day jail sentence for Likhts’amisyu Clan Wing Chief Dsta’hyl for defending Wet’suwet’en territory

Photo: Dsta’hyl on Likhts’amisyu territory. Photo by Mark West/Briarpatch Magazine. The Terrace Standard reports: “The crown is seeking a 60-90 day jail sentence for Dsta’hyl’s interference in the [TC Energy Coastal GasLink fracked gas] pipeline’s construction. Dsta’hyl’s defence said they will ask for a non-custodial sentence.” Amanda Follett Hosgood of Read more…

PBI-Canada hosts webinar on Gitxsan and Gitanyow resistance to colonial mega-projects

On Tuesday March 5, Peace Brigades International-Canada convened a webinar hosted by Board member Seb Bonet, who is based on Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ territories, that featured Kai Nagata, Tara Marsden, Kolin Sutherland-Wilson and Maryam Adrangi speaking about Gitxsan and Gitanyow resistance to colonial mega-projects. Kai Nagata Kai Nagata, the communications Read more…

Will COP16 in Colombia help to protect environmental defenders or be a “colonial conservation rebrand”?

Susana Muhamad, Colombia’s environment minister who is expected to be the COP16 Biodiversity Conference president, tells The Guardian: “Although the climate is affecting biodiversity, nature is an answer to the climate crisis.” She adds: “It is not the only answer, but it is a very important pillar, and we want Read more…