Indigenous Lawsuits Could Paralyze the Tar Sands (Report)

Indigenous Lawsuits Could Paralyze the Tar Sands (Report)

Reject-and-Protect-via-Idle-No-More-flikrWhether it calls the program “responsible resource development” or strives to become an “energy superpower,” Canada is digging up vast swathes of the earth and selling them as quickly as possible at the expense of the environment and aboriginal rights. In many of the treaty territories and unsurrendered First Nations across Canada, the constitutionally protected rights of indigenous people—including the right to hunt, fish, trap, and be consulted with and accommodated when new development is planned—are being increasingly overstepped by rapid industrial growth. Read more…

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  1. Luciano Hiriart-Bertrand     September 5, 2014 at 11:51am

    Dear SF grant program,

    I’m writing to you because we are wondering if the Swift Foundation supports project in Chile. I contact you as a representative of a local marine conservation non-profits. Our NGO main focus is to implement marine conservation measures based on bio-ecological and socio economic and cultural approaches in order to promote conservation measures establishment along the coastline of Chile. These activities target the inclusion of local actors in combination with biological and ecological components from the marine environment.
    If you are interested to hear more details about specific activities and main goals, please do not hesitate to ask.
    Thank you very much in advance.

    • Swift Foundation     March 28, 2016 at 11:57am

      Thank you for your interest in the Swift Foundation. We do not currently support projects in Chile. We wish you the best in your endeavors. Thank you for all of your good work!

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