BC Hydro set to sign Site C dam construction contract worth $1.5B

Site C dam mapContract is the largest of the controversial $8.3-billion project

By B.C. Almanac, CBC News, Nov 25, 2015

The controversial Site C construction project is one step closer to reality with BC Hydro choosing consortium Peace River Hydro Partners on Nov. 25 as its preferred partner in a $1.5-billion dollar contract to construct the dam near Fort St. John. Read the rest of this entry

Bob Paulson, RCMP boss, wants warrantless access to online subscriber info

RCMP cougar attack 1Police say telecos demand court approval for nearly all types of requests for basic identifying information

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press, Nov 25, 2015

Police need warrantless access to Internet subscriber information to keep pace with child predators and other online criminals, says RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson. Read the rest of this entry

Prime target: How serial killers prey on indigenous women

Video: Lelu Island. Resistance on the water.

from BeyondBoarding, Vimeo.com, Nov 23, 2015

Community, First Nations leaders demand B.C. act to avert a second Mount Polley mine disaster

Local politicians and First Nation leaders are calling on the province to quickly avert another disaster at Mount Polley.They reacted angrily Sunday to news that recent heavy snow is pushing water levels to dangerous levels in a temporary containment pit. The pit was created to replace the tailings pond dam that collapsed in 2014.

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Chile: Arson at Hydroelectric Dam’s Office in Pehuenche Territory

Mapuche hydro arson 2from Resume Chile, translated by Earth First! Journal Newswire, Nov 23, 2015

Incendiary devices were used against the installations of the Hydroelectric Center of Angostura de Colbún [Sunday Nov. 15, 2015] during the night. Unidentified people burned the office and three corporate vehicles belonging to Matte, which has installed itself within Pehuenche Territory. Read the rest of this entry

New stats offer snapshot of life in First Nation communities


Children on Lubicon Lake Indian Nation reserve in northern Alberta, (Supplied by Melina Laboucan-Massimo)

Indigenous researchers release preliminary findings of landmark survey about life on reserve

CBC News, Nov 20, 2015

New data released this week is providing an unprecedented look at life in First Nation communities, including indigenous languages, cultural beliefs, education and employment levels. Read the rest of this entry

How Security Professionals Elicit Information From People In Interview Situations

Interrogation Vader 1by Sourcesecurity.com, undated

If a trained interviewer has ever questioned you, you may have started out by promising yourself to keep certain information secret. Then during the interview, you spilled it all. Police detectives, officers and savvy security professionals have learned how to talk to people in ways that will elicit information that subjects prefer to conceal. How do they do that?  Read the rest of this entry

Kanesatake hopes to build opposition, raise cash for pipeline fight


Gate at Unist’ot’en camp, photo: Al Jazeera.

by Christopher Curtis, Montreal Gazette, Nov 17, 2015

If Kanesatake was meant to lead the fight against the Energy East pipeline in Quebec, things might be getting off to a slow start.

Last weekend, the environmental group Greenpeace held workshops on the Mohawk territory that focused, in part, on mobilizing people against the proposed pipeline. Only about five locals attended the event, according to Kanesatake Grand Chief Serge Simon. Read the rest of this entry

FBI interferes with exhibit of work by the renowned Native American artist Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltierby International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, 14 November 2015

FBI interferes with exhibit of work by the renowned Native American artist Leonard Peltier

An art exhibit commemorating National Native American Month at the state Department of Labor and Industries building, Tumbwater, Washington, is being dismantled in response to complaints received from law enforcers. Read the rest of this entry


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