CICADA was honoured to host Qwalqwalten John (Garry John) last week for his talk, "Self-determination in the face of Wreck-conciliation!?: A Tsal'alhmec St'át'imc Reflection on Four Decades of Activism and Drumming," delivered at McGill on March 22, 2019. Video of the talk is now online.Kukwpi7 Qwalqwalten (Garry John), from the St'át'imc Nation (Tsal'alh) in BC, Canada, delivers the talk, "Self-determination in the face of Wreck-conciliatio... ... See MoreSee Less
Dean Yibarbuk, senior ranger, scientist, secretary of Warddeken Land Management Limited and a key figure behind the declaration of the Warddeken Indigenous Protected Area, recently travelled to the Northwest Territories to discuss with his Dene First Nations hosts the uses of traditional knowledge in land management. Yibaruk, who works with CICADA collaborator Jon Altman, also presented at CICADA’s 2016 annual meeting in Wendake, QC. ... See MoreSee Less
Indigenous Nahua community members in Tecoltemi, in Puebla, Mexico, have been struggling for years to stop Canadian mining company Almaden Minerals’ proposed gold & silver mine on their ancestral territory. They oppose the mine over the environmental and other harms that they say are certain to ensue if the mine is not stopped. They point to local water contamination that has already been caused by the company's exploration activities alone. They may soon receive a potentially precedent-setting court ruling regarding a case they had filed with a federal court, arguing that Almaden’s concession is illegal for the country’s mining law is unconstitutional. ... See MoreSee Less
CICADA echoes condemnation of the assassination of the Indigenous Náhuatl community leader, activist and community radio producer Samir Flores Soberanes, who was shot to death outside his home in Amilcingo, Morelos, Mexico on the morning of Feb 20th — mere days before a scheduled referendum on a project that he had been a key organizer in resisting: Proyecto Integral Morelos (Morelos Comprehensive Project), comprised of two thermoelectric plants and a gas pipeline. His murder adds to growing concern that Mexico is fast becoming one of the most dangerous places in the world for environmental and land defenders.
CICADA supports this call for solidarity in support of the Wet'suwet'en people. Please sign and share widely!
"Greetings! Several of us here at McGill University have been really concerned about the recent situation in Wet'suwet'en territory in British Columbia and have felt compelled to show active support of the Wet'suwet'en people. We worked together to write a Statement of Solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en People from Professors and Scholars that we invite you to sign. We will gather as many signatures we can in the next 2 days , at which point we will do a press release to Canadian media."
*This Statement was sent to the people at the Unist'ot'en camp to ensure they approve of this support effort and indeed, they do.*
SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT NOW until this Friday. Follow the link for the call for proposals for the 12th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) - the deadline is this coming Friday 8th February. Follow this link to learn more and submit an abstract waterloo2019.cansee.ca/submit/... See MoreSee Less
Scholars, organizers, activists, educators, civil servants, industry representatives and change-makers alike: we invite you to Engage with Economies of Change! 12th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) Waterloo, ON at the Balsillie School of International Aff...