Dozens of Indigenous groups are turning forcefully against the anti-pipeline agenda of Greenpeace and other U.S.-funded green and social justice groups

There’s been big moments in the history of Canada oil and gas before. The Leduc oil strike of 1947 and the development of the Fort McMurray oilsands come to mind.

But we could be witnessing one more seismic shift.

Dozens of Indigenous groups are turning forcefully against the anti-pipeline agenda of Greenpeace and other U.S.-funded green and social justice groups.

Indigenous leaders are organizing support for oil and gas development on reserves and in communities. Indigenous men and women work in big numbers in the oil-and-gas sector and are now also running, owning and partnering in oil-and-gas companies. Indigenous leaders are speaking out in the media and at federal hearings in favour of pipelines.

And now they’re aiming what could be a killer blow to the anti-oilsands campaign, a move that would see substantial First Nations ownership of new pipelines to the B.C. coast, starting with the Trans Mountain expansion, which got federal approval this week.

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David Staples – Edmonton Journal – June 21, 2019.

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