• 58m 42s

    Wanorazi Yumneze (Awakening Spirit)

    uploaded by: Troy Stozek

    canal: Cara's Picks

    Documentary film about how people, wildlife and the environment are impacted by industrial developments in Alberta and Saskatchewan. More importantly, this film is about communicating the voices and concerns of Indigenous people, who are often left out of decision-making processes, yet are among those most impacted.

    Directed by Troy Stozed

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    uploaded date: 17-04-2013

  • Supporting the Actions of Indigenous Peoples

    uploaded by: Cara Di Staulo

    canal: DID News

    Idle No More & Defenders of the Land Support the Actions of Indigenous Peoples of Elsipogtog, Barriere Lake & Lubicon Lake Nation to Protect Their Waters, Lands & Forests

    Idle No More and Defenders of the Land networks call on Indigenous Peoples and Canadians to support Indigenous Nations currently engaged in protecting their lands and waters against the corporate-sponsored agendas of the federal and provincial governments. 

    In the past month, the Mi'kmaq of Elsipogtog, the Algonquins of Barriere Lake and the Cree of Lubicon Lake Nation have been involved in land protection struggles to defend against invasive extractive natural resource development (natural gas exploration, drilling for oil & natural gas/fracking and clear cut logging) taking place on their territories without their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).

    In each of these land struggles, there are people camping and protecting lands outside in extreme winter weather conditions before the holidays to keep industry activity at bay. Despite weather dipping to -30º C on some days, men, women, children and Elders continue to protect the land to ensure their grandchildren and future generations have something left for their sustenance and livelihood.

    We condemn the collusion between the Federal/Provincial governments and corporations who work together to implement economic development plans and activities that disregard the Inherent Aboriginal and Treaty Rights held by Indigenous Peoples.

    Sylvia McAdam, an Idle No More organizer stated "we are against shale gas exploration and fracking. We do not support puppet regimes that endorse extractive industry natural resource development on Indigenous lands. We support the FPIC of the Indigenous People's impacted by extractive resource development on their Indigenous lands."

    Russell Diabo, a member of the Defenders of the Land network, added "the Lubicon Lake Nation protectors are rights holders and are to be commended for their personal sacrifice in camping in the bitter cold to stop unauthorized oil and natural gas development on their traditional lands."

    "The Canadian and provincial government's current energy and mining policies are designed to destroy the environment. If they are genuinely interested in reshaping Canada's energy policy in a positive direction they must recognize and affirm Aboriginal and Treaty Rights on the ground," said Arthur Manuel, a member of the Defenders of the Land network.

    [Note: Idle No More and Defenders of the Land are Networks of Indigenous Peoples/Communities and Canadians who are committed to protecting the environment, waters and lands while promoting the sovereignty and rights of Indigenous Peoples and Nations.]

    SOURCE Idle No More




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    uploaded date: 17-12-2013

  • Arctic ministers sign new agreement to tackle oil spills

    uploaded by: Cara Di Staulo

    canal: Isuma News


    May 17, 2013


    KIRUNA, SWEDEN — The member nations of Arctic Council signed their second internationally binding agreement May 15 in Kiruna, Sweden: an agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic.

    “A potential oil spill could have a serious impact on the livelihoods of northerners,” Canada’s Arctic Council minister Leona Aglukkaq said at the meeting. “By acting together, here at the Council, we are enhancing our collective ability to respond.”

    A guide to tackling potential oil spills in Arctic waters, signed by all eight Arctic ministers at the ministerial, the new agreement requires its signatories to work together to clean up an oil spill, should there ever be one anywhere north of the 66th parallel.

    But, even if all of the Arctic states respond to the challenge, not everyone says the new agreement goes far enough in avoiding catastrophe in the Arctic.

    In his address to the ministerial meeting, Michael Stickman, the chair of the Arctic Athabaskan Council, said that “this commitment is important, but the declaration is missing a crucial word: prevention.”

    Stickman added, “committing to clean up oil spills after they happen is insufficient.”

    The agreement targets the circumpolar states’ response to an oil spill by establishing guidelines for things like coordinating equipment and personnel and communicating across borders.

    Countries are also obligated to notify each other in the event of an oil spill.

    “The prospect of a potential oil spill event in the Arctic is very much on peoples’ minds,” David Balton, an ocean and fisheries expert with the United States Department of State and co-chair of the task force that produced the new agreement, said in a presentation after the May 15 ministerial meeting in Kiruna.

    The melting of sea ice has lured oil companies north in the hopes of tapping into new sources of energy,  so “we are anticipating, despite what some protesters may say — that there will be increased oil and gas development,” Balton said.

    Which means, more tanker traffic in a region that is at once environmentally sensitive and exceptionally remote.

    This is not the first agreement to try to plan for an oil spill in international waters, but Balton said it’s the first “pan-Arctic agreement” that targets the challenges of the circumpolar region.

    In practical terms, it means all Arctic Council member nations are committing to equip themselves to respond to oil spills, meaning they will need things like equipment and plans for how they will respond.

    “It’s a compelling issue of our time,” Balton said. “We need to do a better job of being ready for any potential oil spill events in the Arctic.”

    Which means doing more than just signing the document.

    Although all ministers have added their signature, each country now has to verify the agreement internally, a process Balton was “confident” would be done with the year.

    Furthermore, Balton noted that the U.S. was not yet ready to fulfill the commitments required by the agreement.

    And he noted, referring to the other Arctic nations, “I suspect we’re not alone in this.”

    It is hoped, he said, that this agreement would act as “a program of work into the future” to spur countries to get ready for an oil spill.



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    uploaded date: 21-05-2013

  • 44m 10s


    uploaded by: This Is The End Of The Line.

    canal: Cara's Picks

    This award winning documentary  profiles the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline that stretches from the tar sands to the Great Bear Rainforest on the coast of British Columbia. Using renown photographers and exquisite imagery, nature and wildlife that would be affected by the proposed pipeline route.


    Thanks to EP Films for charing the video.


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    uploaded date: 03-04-2013

  • 3m 49s

    Casting a Voice Trailer

    uploaded by: This Is The End Of The Line.

    canal: This Is The End Of The Line.

    Casting a Voice is a fly fishing conservation film that uses the perspective of anglers to examine the risks facing one of British Columbia's most precious resources - wild fish. The proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project would run through some of the most abundant wild salmon and steelhead waters left on the planet. This film is expected to come out in summer 2013.

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    uploaded date: 03-04-2013

  • 2m 34s

    On the Line Trailer

    uploaded by: This Is The End Of The Line.

    canal: This Is The End Of The Line.

     This is a video for a trailer video of Frank Wolf and Todd McGowan as they bike, hike, raft and kayak the track of the pipeline. During their travels they look at the pipeline from the perspective of citizens who live along the proposed route. See the movie: onthelinemovie.com.

    Thanks to Frank Wolf for sharing the trailer! 

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    uploaded date: 03-04-2013

  • This Is The End Of The Line.

    uploaded by: This Is The End Of The Line.

    This channel is a compilation of videos, photos, and articles surrounding the protests against the Northern Gateway Pipeline. The Northern Gateway Pipeline is a proposal by Enbridge to construct two 1,170 km long pipelines between Bruderheim, Alberts and Kitimat, B.C.… Leer más

    uploaded date: 24-03-2013