August 30, 2016 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB). New this fall on NFB.ca: more than 60 new films can be viewed free of charge as of now, including several recent documentaries that have won awards in Canada and abroad, by renowned filmmakers such as Alanis Obomsawin, Paul Cowan, William D. MacGillivray and Justin Simms.
As a new report highlights solar’s potential in the Arctic, northern communities are looking for renewable alternatives to fossil fuels.
Conservation groups, First Nations and other local communities complain that pipeline meetings are poorly advertised.
Landmark court decision strikes down the federal government’s approval of Enbridge’s controversial pipeline project.
Conservation groups urge Canada to review a UN submission highlighting human rights and food security impacts of B.C.’s Site C dam.
Organizations from across Canada urge Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take immediate action to halt construction of BC’s Site C dam.
Final six-month countdown for the project begins as oil producers are unlikely to sign shipping agreements.
The Blackfeet Nation and members of Pearl Jam release a new video to build support for protecting the sacred Badger-Two Medicine region.
The film covers the events that led up to the infamous destruction of the Golden Spruce, a sacred 300-year-old tree on the island of Haida Gwaii.
The title chapter of The Wayfinders tells of Polynesian navigators’ ability to travel great distances in canoes by reading signs of the ocean, sky, animals and wind. Traversing cultures whose people, like the navigators, have an intimate knowledge of their environments, this book illustrates human brilliance and the capacity to be deeply attuned to our inner and outer worlds.
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Over the last century, millions of indigenous people around the world have been evicted from their traditional lands in the interests of conservation. Many have been reduced to poaching and trespassing on their ancestral land, or “assimilated” into chronic poverty. The good news is that native people are beginning to shift the global conservation agenda to one that treats them fairly. In Conservation Refugees, investigative journalist Mark Dowie makes a compelling argument for people-centred conservation that recognizes native people as central to protecting biological diversity. Rich in rarely published details from every corner of the Earth, this is an important book for students of conservation, international development and native cultures.
The tone of May’s warning will make staid Canadians who have faith in the tenets of peace, order and good governance mighty uncomfortable. Described as they are in quick succession from this slim text in May’s energetic prose, the threats to our political process are disturbing.
Reconciliation: First Nations Treaty Making in British Columbia Tony Penikett Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre 2006, 303 pages. The Supreme Court of Canada issued judgment in 1973 on the land rights of the Nisga’a Indians of the Nass Valley in British Columbia. Named after Frank Calder, a well-known Nisga’a chief and former member of the provincial…