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For immediate release: August 13, 2021
Gretchen Fitzgerald, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, 1-902-444-7096 / firstname.lastname@example.org
John Davis, Clean Ocean Action Committee, 1-902-499-4421 / email@example.com
Marilyn Keddy, Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia, firstname.lastname@example.org
For Immediate Release: July 27, 2021
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Beyond Climate Promises Report Calls on Nova Scotia Government to Step Up on Urgently Needed Climate Action
The Halifax Regional Municipality has made some important strides in addressing the climate crisis and advancing the local conversation around climate change. The Sierra Club Canada Foundation would like to acknowledge those efforts.
The following recommendations include a number of ways that the HRM Council can respond to the climate emergency more quickly and effectively by incorporating more decisive action and earlier time frames in its Regional Plan.
June 30, 2021
The Sierra Club Canada Foundation couldn’t agree more with Federal Environment Minister Jonathon Wilkinson that getting off thermal coal is a “no-brainer.” On Friday, June 11, the Minister announced that the Federal government would make it harder for companies to obtain permits for new thermal coal mining projects in Canada.
- Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
- Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
- Stolen Continents by Ronald Wright
- Any Book by Richard Wagamese (examples: One Drum, Indian Horse)
- Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
- Settler: Identity and Colonialism in 21st Century Canada, by Adam J.
Wapna’kikewi’skwaq – Women of First Light sends our Prayers, love, and light across Turtle Island from the People of the Dawn. As Clan Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunties, and Mothers we are devastated and heartbroken by the news of the 215 beautiful children who were found in BC. Two hundred and fifteen future Clan Mothers, fire keepers, storytellers, leaders, and protectors that were taken brutally from our Nations. We Pray for their Spirit journeys as we Pray for their families and all our communities.
These extracts are from a speech given by Gerry Gambill at a conference on human rights at Tobique Reserve in New Brunswick. In this speech, he warned Indigenous people about how society goes about taking away their human rights.
Can you guess what year this speech was given? Read on and we’ll tell you at the end.
Note: The speech was given at a time when the word “Indian” was used by government to refer to Indigenous people and it was common to default pronouns to he (him/his).
On May 27, the Nova Scotia government announced that the long awaited public consultations on the Sustainable Development Goals Act (SDGA) were beginning immediately. While it’s a bit like being invited to a dinner party once the meal has already started, Sierra Club’s Atlantic Canada Chapter and other environmental groups are jumping in.