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As CGL prepares to drill in Wet’suwet’en lands, Indigenous protesters call for action

The controversial Coastal GasLink pipeline is expected to begin drilling near headwaters of a prominent river inside Wet’suwet’en territory

Violence against Indigenous women grows in Vancouver amid ‘apathy and injustice’

Indigenous women and girls in Canada continue to face disproportionate levels of violence and insecurity rooted in colonialism.

“I am deeply sorry”: Pope Francis apologizes for the Church’s support of Canadian residential schools

Pope Francis begins “penitential pilgrimage” by visiting the site of a former residential school and apologizing for the Catholic Church’s sponsorship of forced assimilation

Wet’suwet’en protesters face surveillance and harassment on Indigenous lands

Traditional leaders and organizers of the Wet’suwet’en movement against Coastal GasLink have pointed out constant police incursions since March and heavy surveillance of protest sites

Canada rail workers strike Canada’s second-largest rail operator shuts down services over workers’ strike

In one of the biggest railway lockouts in the country, the Canadian Pacific Railway shut down its Canadian services on Sunday in response to a workers’ strike 

Gidimten Checkpoint Canada Wet’suwet’en activists approach UN over militarization and rights violations

In a strongly worded letter, Indigenous activists fighting against the pipeline construction across Wet’suwet’en lands in Canada have highlighted the violation of their rights

Wet’suwet’en water protectors vow to continue struggle after announcing strategic retreat

In the face of another crackdown by the RCMP, anti-pipeline Wet’suwet’en protesters have retreated from Coyote Camp

Wet’suwet’en activists retake checkpoint a month after police crackdown

Anti-pipeline Indigenous activists, resisting the contentious Coastal GasLink pipeline in Wet’suwet’en have retaken a checkpoint in Coyote Camp, a month after violent crackdown by federal police forces

Canada’s Indigenous communities brave police violence to block pipeline project

Police cracked down on a blockade by members of the Wet’suwet’en tribe and arrested over a dozen people but failed to end the blockade of the drill site. The tribe has been resisting work on TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline

Canadian court strikes down Trudeau’s appeal against compensation to Indigenous children

The Justin Trudeau government has been stalling efforts by Indigenous groups to secure compensation to survivors of Canada’s discriminatory child services that has pushed Indigenous children disproportionately into foster care

After 3 years of house arrest in Canada, Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou returns to China

Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, was held under house arrest in Canada over allegations of the tech giant flouting US-imposed sanctions on Iran. China continues to insist that her arrest and prosecution was political

Canadian elections Trudeau set for a third term as Canadian prime minister, but fails to secure majority

The results of the snap elections announced by Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, two years ahead of the scheduled dissolution of the House of Commons, will maintain the status quo in parliamentary composition