Posts Tagged "tar sands"

Pull Together with Indigenous Nations Challenging the Flawed Review Process for the Northern Gateway Pipeline

November 4, 2014

Join in solidarity with eight First Nations from British Columbia who have been granted leave by the federal Court of Appeal to apply for a judicial review of the government’s decision to allow the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Given the landmark…

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Northern Gateway decision a turning point in indigenous relations

July 16, 2014

In announcing its approval for the Northern Gateway pipeline, the federal government said that Enbridge “has more work to do to engage with aboriginal groups.” This passing off of responsibility to the pipeline’s sponsor does not release the government from…

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Tar Sands Healing Walk Videos

July 10, 2014

Two videos by Allan Lissner on the Tar Sands Healing Walk.

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates, Video Playlists & Photo Albums

Northern Gateway Approval: Reconciliation Postponed

June 19, 2014

Late in the day on June 17, with little fanfare but much anticipation among Indigenous communities, the environmental sector, and the oil industry, the federal government approved construction of the Northern Gateway pipeline. The government has, in the decision, placed…

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Calling All Nations: CONVERGENCE 2014

June 6, 2014

As the Federal government prepares to announce its decision on the Northern Gateway bitumen export pipeline, KAIROS affiliated persons in British Columbia will be joining a walk for healing and reconciliation on Sunday in Vancouver. KAIROS urges anyone in the…

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Fort Chipewyan: Time for Treaty Renewal

June 5, 2014

A crucial fur trade hub in the 1700s, Fort Chipewyan is once again at the centre of resource extraction issues that are shaping Canada’s future, except this time there’s a treaty relationship to consider.

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

We Do Have Choices

June 2, 2014

On the flight to Fort Chip, Jennifer Henry reflects on our energy choices. What will sustain life?

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Executive Director, Indigenous Rights

It’s Time To Decarbonise

June 2, 2014

Indigenous activist Winona LaDuke energized the As Long As the Rivers Flow conference with a compelling challenge to learn from Indigenous knowledge and wisdom.

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We Are All Connected

June 1, 2014

Archbishop Desmond Tutu believes transformation is possible if we all work together.

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Coming Back to the Treaty Relationship

June 1, 2014

In his opening remarks at the “So Long as the Rivers Flow” conference in Fort McMurray, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adams frames a way forward in the renewal of Treaty 8.

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu: A Voice To be Heard

May 30, 2014

Executive Director Jennifer Henry and Program Manager Ed Bianchi head out to Fort McMurray to attend the “So Long as the River Flows” Conference and hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s thoughts on the oil sands, Indigenous Rights, and ecological justice.

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KAIROS to meet Archbishop Tutu at conference spotlighting Indigenous rights and oilsands

May 22, 2014

Toronto –KAIROS Canada will travel to Fort McMurray to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the As Long As the Rivers Flow: Coming Back to the Treaty Relationship in Our Time conference, May 31-June 1. Archbishop Tutu says climate change is…

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The Moral and Financial Case for Divesting from Fossil Fuels: Briefing Paper #38

May 5, 2014

The movement is growing for withdrawing investments from oil, natural gas and coal companies that contribute to climate change, and among the churches in Canada Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church in Toronto has shown leadership. The latest KAIROS Briefing Paper -…

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Joint Review Panel report on proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline Project downplays Indigenous and ecological concerns

December 24, 2013

Despite overwhelming opposition from First Nations and their allies, the Joint Review Panel has given the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project conditional approval.

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IPCC Confirms We Must Act Now on Climate Change: Briefing Paper #37

November 1, 2013

KAIROS’ latest briefing paper evaluates the strength and weaknesses of the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It cites a new study by climate scientist James Hansen showing how burning just one-third of remaining fossil fuels…

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Poverty, Wealth and Ecology in Canada

September 27, 2013

A study for the Alternative Globalization Addressing People and the Earth (AGAPE) program of the World Council of Churches. Abstract: Poverty persists in Canada amidst apparent wealth generated in particular by the petroleum and financial industries. Inequality in income distribution…

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Lutherans and Anglicans Issue Joint Declaration on Resource Extraction

July 17, 2013

At their historic Joint Assembly on July 4 and 5, 2013, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Anglican Church of Canada discussed and passed a resolution committing their churches to action on the impacts of resource extraction on…

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Will Obama’s Climate Speech be a Game Changer?

July 9, 2013

On a blistering hot June day in Washington, President Obama delivered a major speech on climate change. Many interpret the event as his attempt to establish a legacy as a progressive leader deeply committed to leaving future generations “a cleaner,…

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KAIROS Earth Day Action to Protect Water!

April 22, 2013

Earth Day greetings from KAIROS! Today, as we honour creation, KAIROS asks you to join us in advocating with your MP for the protection of Canada’s waters, and for right relationship with Indigenous peoples. Omnibus bills C-38 and C-45 have…

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“Process Water” Spill at Suncor – More Bad News for Canada’s Water

March 26, 2013

On Tuesday, March 26, Suncor announced that there had been a leak of “process water” (water used in the chemical process of separating bitumen from tar sands) at its tar sands plant north of Fort McMurray. What does this mean…

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Who is the Government of Canada Listening To?

January 22, 2013

A slew of new legislation that undermines both Indigenous rights and environmental protection in Canada points to the fact that the petroleum and pipeline industries have significant influence on the Government of Canada’s legislative agenda. A December 12, 2011 letter…

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KAIROS Victoria Appears Before Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel

January 18, 2013

On January 10, 2013, Susan Draper from the Victoria KAIROS group made an oral presentation to the Joint Review Panel on the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline.  Sharing the concerns of many in the KAIROS network in BC, Susan spoke about…

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A Sustainable Energy Policy is Possible

June 11, 2012

In July 2011, federal, provincial and territorial energy ministers called for a public debate on a national energy strategy presenting KAIROS with an opportunity to elaborate on its vision for a just and sustainable energy policy. KAIROS envisions a transition…

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Ongoing Call for Justice from Yinka Dene Freedom Train

May 17, 2012

Forty members of the Yinka Dene Alliance travelled thousands of kilometres from their territories in British Columbia to Toronto to address the May 9, 2012 annual meeting of Enbridge Inc., sponsor of the Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline. The Yinka…

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New Study Calls for Transition Away from All Fossil Fuels, Including Tar Sands

February 27, 2012

The front page headline in the February 21 Globe and Mail screamed “Science rides to aid of oil sands.” The story purports to show that a leading Canadian climate scientist indicates that “oil-sands emissions are not the dark-shirted villain some…

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Fundamental Justice Issues at Stake in Gateway Pipeline Debate

January 25, 2012

Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project, comprising two 1,170 kilometre pipelines from northern Alberta across Indigenous lands to Kitimat, BC, would carry 525,000 barrels a day of diluted bitumen from the tar sands to the west coast for export, and return 193,000…

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Fate of Tar Sands Pipelines Crucial for Climate Justice

January 12, 2012

KAIROS’ August 2011 paper outlines the key issues in the controversy over both the Gateway and Keystone pipelines.  Both violate the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent as enshrined in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,…

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KAIROS plays key role in World Council of Churches North American Hearings on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology.

November 15, 2011

From November 6th to 11th, representatives from churches in Canada and the United States, joined by guests from every continent, met in Calgary, Alberta for a consultation convened by the World Council of Churches on issues of poverty, wealth and…

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