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Whose Water? A First Nation’s Perspective

The Water Wealth Project

Posted by Larry Commodore, 229wc., on Aug. 29, 2013

As is so often the case here in BC when controversy arises concerning land and resources, many non-natives rally to the cry that it is “our” resources or it’s “public land” that’s at stake.

To some First Nations, this, at best, is met with puzzlement; how did my People’s traditional land and resources become something that belongs to all British Columbians?

A case in point […]

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Meet the 13-Year-Old Taking On Bottled Water

AlterNet/By Maude Barlow, published Sept. 6, 2012 We should be encouraging the youth in our society to do exactly what Robyn is doing — engaging in local politics, acting to protect the environment and questioning the world around her. In the last year, municipalities across Ontario and the rest of the country have begun taking a much-needed stand to protect local water sources. Since World Water Day in 2011, nine municipalities across Canada have become Blue […]

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Abitibi’s $500-million lawsuit an outrage, national council says

Days before the federal budget is to be tabled, AbitibiBowater has announced it is filing a NAFTA Chapter 11 challenge against Canada for $500 million. “Newfoundland is only taking back the land and water rights it lent Abitibi on condition they produce newsprint. If Abitibi is not going to do that any more, for whatever reason, the province is within its rights to reclaim the land and demand the company clean up what’s left,” states Council of Canadians […]

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