Environmentalism


Indigenous Voices and Resistance in Oil Pipeline History: The Dene Tha’ and the Norman Wells Pipeline

The actions, protest, and resistance in Sioux Nation Territory among Indigenous people, ENGOs, and other allies in North Dakota in recent months echo what Paul Sabin once referred to as “voices from the hydrocarbon frontier.” Once again, Indigenous people stand on the front lines of opposition to the development of […]


Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 43 Available

Episode 43: Environmental Scholarship and Environmental Advocacy, 2 July 2014 [47:04] Download Audio Environmental history has been both friend and foe to environmentalism. Historians can provide important context for understanding contemporary environmental issues, but they can also offer a critique of environmentalism that could undermine the political and social goals of activists. […]


Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 34 Available

Episode 34 Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part 4 – The Canadian Environmental Movement II: 21 January 2013 [audio: http://niche-canada.org/files/sound/naturespast/natures-past34.mp3][01:02:16] The environmental movement is one of the most popular topics in Canadian environmental history. At present, the environmental movement in Canada is at a bit of a crossroads. Having finally […]


Talking with Rick Cluff about the History of Pipeline Hearings in Canada

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of, once again, speaking with Rick Cluff on CBC Vancouver’s “Early Edition” about the history pipeline hearings in Canada. Rick and I discussed the Mackenzie Valley pipeline inquiry (1974-1977) and how it compared to the current hearings on the Enbridge-proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline. […]


Pipeline Hearings in Canadian History

Last Friday, the National Energy Board continued its community hearing process in Victoria, BC for the Enbridge-proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. As the hearings have now moved to the southern cities, including Victoria and Vancouver, the NEB decided to separate the public from the hearing proceedings under way at the Delta […]


Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 33 Available

Episode 33 Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part 3 – The Canadian Environmental Movement I: 27 November 2012 [audio: http://niche-canada.org/files/sound/naturespast/natures-past33.mp3][01:02:39] The environmental movement is one of the most popular topics in Canadian environmental history. At present, the environmental movement in Canada is at a bit of a crossroads. Having finally […]