Opinion: Climate extremists don’t speak for Indigenous groups – Kingston This Week

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Opinion: Climate extremists don’t speak for Indigenous groups – Kingston This Week

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 2022127 Views

They behave like modern-day colonialists when they impose their agendas on communities

Oct 07, 2022

Enbridge recently announced that 23 First Nations and Métis communities plan to invest $1.12 billion to acquire an 11.57 per cent interest in seven Enbridge pipelines in Alberta’s Athabasca region, the largest-ever energy-related Indigenous partnership transaction in North America. This is a giant step towards economic reconciliation and a significant improvement for these communities on their path to self-determination and better material circumstances.

Unfortunately, groups like the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, 350 Canada and the Wilderness Committee are actively working against Indigenous communities’ interests by insisting Indigenous people stay with the status quo and not pursue agreements of this kind. These groups believe they and they alone know what is best for Indigenous communities. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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