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Who will stop the violence against Indigenous women in Canada?

Blog entry by Joanna Kerr | March 7, 2014

Tomorrow is International Women's Day. The world over there will be celebrations and parades, events and conferences honouring both women leaders and unsung heroines, and acknowledging the huge advances we've made for the rights of...

Russian Indigenous Leader Talks Arctic Oil in Nunavut

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | May 11, 2015

At the end of April Greenpeace hosted a speaking event in Iqaluit, Nunavut, featuring Nikolay Rochev, the head of Izvatas, an organization that advocates for the rights of the Izhma Komi.   The Izhma Komi are an Indigenous...

More than one million Ontarians call for an end to unwanted logging in Grassy Narrows

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner | August 22, 2013

More than one million Ontarians call for an end to unwanted logging in Grassy Narrows Premier Wynne does not respond to request for dialogue with civil society groups Toronto - Organizations representing more than one...

Sustainability requires actions, not words

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt | October 10, 2013

Elizabeth Scharpf, the founder of Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE), wrote an interesting column for Reuters the other day, called Why “sustainability” should be more than just a meaningless buzzword . In her piece, Ms.

Greatness begins within you

Blog entry by By Kiera-Dawn Kolson, Arctic campaigner | August 6, 2014

I didn’t grow up on a reservation. There aren’t many in the Northwest Territories. Still, when you come from a small community at the end of the road, and you’ve found yourself confused as to where your roots are -or even wonder why...

Greenpeace endorses First Nations in Ontario Assertion of Sovereignty

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner | August 14, 2014 1 comment

A few weeks ago, the community of Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation (Grassy Narrows First Nation) marched through the streets of Toronto alongside their many allies and community groups. Greenpeace was proud to march in solidarity with...

Help Best Buy get out of ancient forests

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner | November 26, 2014 2 comments

Today Greenpeace released a report exposing Best Buy, the giant electronics retailer, for fueling destruction in Canada’s Boreal Forest. Our report reveals the company is sourcing an incredible 100 million pounds of paper every...

Idle No More in the Tar Sands

Blog entry by Melina Laboucan-Massimo | January 15, 2013 2 comments

The following is the text of speech I gave at the Idle No More rally in Edmonton on January 11: Tansi ~ Niya Melina Miyowapan Laboucan-Massimo. Niya Nehiyaw. Kinaskomtinowow. My name is Melina Mewapan Laboucan-Massimo. I am a...

An Urgent Call to President Putin to defend the rights of the Indigenous Peoples of...

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | November 14, 2012 1 comment

We’re hearing outrageously troubling news from Russia today: an ally in the struggle to protect the Arctic and the largest association of Indigenous Peoples of Russia has been ordered by the Russian government to close its doors. ...

Free, prior and informed consent for certainty, prosperity.

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt | April 13, 2012

A lot of effort has been made, by Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver and others , to portray the principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) for industrial development in traditional Indigenous territories as somehow...

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