Indigenous Climate Action is committed to providing Indigenous communities and peoples with up to date and relevant information on climate change. Knowing we can't be everywhere all the time we are exploring webinars as a way of profiling great Indigenous speakers on Climate Change. All of ICA's webinars are recorded and available online for future reference.
United Nations Special Rapporteur on Toxics visit to Canada - Briefing Webinar
April 4th, 2019
Indigenous Peoples around the world are exposed to hundreds of toxic and otherwise hazardous substances linked to various forms of cancer, reproductive abnormalities, lung diseases, diabetes and learning disabilities, among other adverse health impacts. The exposure of Mother Earth to toxic substances from a multitude of sources must be understood through the lens the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and our rights health, healthy waters and food sovereignty, to adequate housing, and the right to a healthy environment.
From May 24-June 5, the United Nations Special Rapporteur will be conducting a country visit to Canada to hear our stories about toxics contamination.
Click here for the call General Submission on toxics
Canada Bailout of KM: Indigenous Voices from the Frontlines
June 1st, 2018
Canada’s government announced that it is going to pay $4.5 billion to Kinder Morgan to buy both the existing 65-year-old Trans Mountain pipeline and the controversial Trans Mountain Expansion Project. This doesn’t include the assumed liability for construction costs of the project, which could cost billions more, including Kinder Morgan’s previously documented $7.4B for construction costs, and the significant potential for costs related to construction delays. The real cost to taxpayers could easily top $12B.
The Trudeau government has shown its cards; they do not have an interest in standing by their election commitments to uphold Indigenous Rights, lower GHG emissions or work towards solving climate change. The Canadian government has gone from backing a fossil fuel company that is trampling Indigenous rights to becoming one.
Red Tide Webinar
March 13th, 2018
During this webinar Indigenous Climate Action, Toi Toi Manawa Trust and Pacific peoples Partnership discussed the Red Tide Climate Action Summit and Youth Conference which took place from May 1st to May 6th, 2018 in Aotearoa (New Zealand).
Violence Against the Land is Violence Against Women
March 1st, 2018
Women are the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and Indigenous women are more likely to experience sexual and physical violence in their lifetime. This webinar explores how violence against the land through the extraction and exploitation of resources and fossil fuels perpetuates violence against women. Resources taken from our lands contaminates the environment and damages eco-systems all while increasing greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere which worsening climate change. However, these projects also come along with “Man Camps” (temporary labour force camps) that result in increased sex trafficking, drugs, crimes and ultimately violence against women.
December 8th, 2017
Executive Director Eriel Deranger and Executive Committee Member Clayton Thomas-Muller (350.org) discussed ICA turning down a $150K award from Aviva Canada and the importance of Indigenous rights in the climate justice movement. Thank you to our guest speakers Dallas Goldtooth (Indigenous Environmental Network), Kanahus Manuel (Tiny House Warriors) and Suzanne Dhaliwal (UK Tar Sands Network).
Webinar with Ellen Gabriel, Art Manuel, and Chief Bill Erasmus moderated by Erica Violet Lee.
Thursday, July 7th 2017
The speakers provided an overview of the current federal climate change policy development process, the importance of Indigenous rights and involvement, and how to put Indigenous climate action into practice.
Inaugural Meeting Pre-Meeting Webinar
Friday, February 26th 2016
Danika Littlechild, Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Clayton Thomas-Muller and Eriel Deranger discuss Climate Change & Indigenous Rights.