First Nation Friday – Indigenous blessing for Trans Mountain construction

Premier Rachel Notley joined Enoch Cree Nation Chief, the federal government and Trans Mountain officials for a special blessing ceremony near the site that will store pipe needed to build the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. July 27, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) – The site, just west of Edmonton, will be one of the four staging areas in Alberta that will receive and store materials needed to build 980 km of new pipeline. “Today’s blessing is an important step

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B.C. First Nations groups eye equity stake in Trans Mountain oil pipeline

July 22 is a deadline Trudeau has for a smooth sale of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline. That deadline on Sunday is likely set to pass, meaning Canada will officially become pipeline owners. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a potential buyer however — First Nations groups in B.C. are joining together to become a potential suitor.   First Nation groups eye purchase of Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline That may come as a surprise to many like

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First Nation Friday – Many BC Green Energy projects will be delayed…. a loooong time

Many BC Wind/Solar Energy projects on hold citing “Government Review of BC Hydro” Vancouver, June 29, 2018  –  Back in March, BC Hydro announced 5 First Nation Projects that will reach purchase agreements.  The Rest… including many First Nations Solar/Hydro/Wind projects, are on hold pending the BC Governments self-proclaimed “2018 Comprehensive Review of BC Hydro” Ok… How soon can we expect that??? From BC Gov…. Phase 2 In the second phase of the review, starting in late

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First Nations Friday – Leaders met with Kinder Morgan as Pipeline looks to proceed

First Nations leaders meet with Kinder Morgan this week as pipeline looks closer to succeeding Calgary, May 11, 2018  – Chief Judy Wilson of the Neskonlith Indian Band (Secwepemc Nation) presented the resolution from the New York State common retirement fund that asks Kinder Morgan to issue an annual sustainability report that lays out the company’s environmental, social and governance risks, including risks to human rights and Indigenous communities. According to the UBCIC, the resolution passed with support

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Canada First Nations Friday – Drinking Water & Pipelines

Drinking water from First Nations — A right for so many of us, and yet a luxury for some Canadians, still! Calgary, May 4, 2018  – I’ll have more on the water story from Lacombe, AB and the WasteWater announcement from the province and Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, – Canadian Minister of Infrastructure and Communities on the weekend, including his comments when I asked about the Boil Water Adivsories on many First Nation Communities… Stay Tuned! But

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