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Indigenous elders at national gathering warn of dire need to react to environmental disasters

‘We want to practise our traditions but our medicines, the animals, the environment is affected,’ says elder

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Rita and Tommy Monias travelled to the gathering from Cross Lake, Man. (Brandi Morin)

By Brandi Morin, CBC News, September 15, 2017

Some Indigenous elders who live traditional lifestyles that include hunting, fishing and trapping on lands and waters long utilized by their ancestors say they have noticed a rapid shift in the environment over the last several decades — a shift some attribute to climate change. Read the rest of this entry

Altas documents industrialization of Northern B.C. First Nations’ territory

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The Blueberry River First Nations released these maps in 2015 which compare industrial activity today to 50 years ago. (Blueberry River First Nations)

Blueberry River First Nations say logging, oil and gas and pollution destroying traditional territory

By Liam Britten, CBC News, June 29, 2016

A new report from the Blueberry River First Nations in northeastern B.C. says industrial activity is destroying their traditional territory.

The report, entitled Atlas of cumulative landscape disturbance in the traditional territory of Blueberry River First Nations, found 84 percent of the First Nations’ traditional territory is within 500 metres of an “industrial disturbance” such as an oil or gas well, roadways, forestry cut blocks, agriculture or seismic lines. Read the rest of this entry