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    Real climate action means defunding the police

    A little-known arm of the RCMP has spent tens of millions of dollars brutalizing Indigenous land defenders and their allies while enforcing injunctions for resource extraction companies in B.C.

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    “That’s how we protect one another”

    Mi’kmaq water protectors and Nova Scotian settlers worked together to stop the Alton Gas project. Their success shows the power of Indigenous-settler solidarity in the fight to defend land and water.

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    “Built on a foundation of white supremacy”

    Coverage of Indigenous land defence reveals journalism’s symbiotic relationship with settler colonialism. Can we chart a path forward for decolonial and anti-colonial journalism?

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    Celebrating two magazine awards

    The Land Back issue’s National Magazine Award is a testament to the activists behind the Land Back movement, who have worked tirelessly to force the Canadian state and Canadian media to reckon with the literal and figurative foundations of this country.

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    Money rock

    Under the peatland and permafrost of northern Ontario lies some $60–$120 billion worth of copper, nickel, and chromite. The Ontario government is hell-bent on passing the Far North Act and mining the so-called Ring of Fire, but the Anishinaabayg have a sacred responsibility to protect the land, and with it, their language.

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    How Canada is targeting Indigenous resistance to TMX

    Indigenous land defenders are receiving the harshest treatment for protesting the troubled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. How far will the courts go to repress those opposed to a project that seems doomed to fail?

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    When we fight for one treaty, we fight for them all

    1492 Land Back Lane is about more than just one housing development. Six Nations has a treaty they must protect, and the precedent set by every broken treaty affects us all.

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    Sustainer profile #64: Eden Robinson

    An interview with Haisla/Heiltsuk author Eden Robinson about her relationship to land, the importance of independent journalism in covering Indigenous movements, and why she donates monthly to Briarpatch.

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    Manufacturing Wet’suwet’en consent

    Why the Canadian government and industry are doing everything they can to avoid consulting with hereditary leadership on Wet’suwet’en yintah

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    Land Back means protecting Black and Indigenous trans women

    Historically, Black and Indigenous trans women were honoured within our communities. Today, Land Back means undoing transmisogyny in our movements and restoring the cultural importance of non-colonial gender identities.

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    Land as a social relationship

    The land has always been here and Indigenous Peoples have always been reclaiming parts of it. So Canada’s challenge is how to keep us off of it, and how to keep us from holding onto the idea that it’s right for us to reclaim it.

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    100 years of land struggle

    A timeline of Land Back events from the past century

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    “I have the inalienable right to protect this land”

    An interview with Elder Jo-Ann Saddleback about Land Back, matriarchy, democracy, and decolonization.

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    Back 2 the Land: 2Land 2Furious

    Molly Swain and Chelsea Vowel of Métis in Space discuss Métis futurisms and how they started their Land Back project.

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    Feminism against resource extraction

    By remaining silent during the invasion of Wet’suwet’en land, settler feminists in Canada have risked both complicity in this violence and irrelevance in a women’s movement that is global in scope.

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    Beaver Lake Cree stand strong as Canada and Alberta attempt to derail tarsands legal challenge

    In appealing a court order to pay two-thirds of the cost of the legal challenge, Canada and Alberta went as far as to argue that, because they were recently able to repair the community water truck, Beaver Lake Cree are able to afford a multi-million dollar trial.

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    Reviving Indigenous authorities in Guatemala

    In Guatemala, traditional Indigenous governments are battling municipalities and transnational corporations for control of their land

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    TD Scholars ask TD to cut ties with Coastal GasLink pipeline

    In this open letter, 33 recipients of TD’s Scholarship for Community Leadership ask that TD withdraw its support for the pipeline, which violates Wet’suwet’en sovereignty

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    A remedy for climate grief

    Unearthing Justice is the handbook Canada’s environmental movement needs. Anna Bianca Roach reviews Joan Kuyek’s new book about the mining industry and its discontents.

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    Unpacking the Coastal GasLink injunction and its omissions

    How one Canadian judge justified violent theft of Wet’suwet’en land