Aboriginal youth unite through social media

Aboriginal youth activism is on the rise. Across Canada, movements continue to gain momentum, driven both by those who have long been strident advocates for Aboriginal rights and by First Nations youth who may not have been motivated to be a part of the cause before.

Americans haven’t lost political identity in Canada

Mary Murphy, 64, is an American-born blogger who writes about the experiences of Americans in Canada. She has lived in British Columbia for 41 years, but has yet to obtain her Canadian citizenship. Despite her lengthy residency in Canada, she does not fully distinguish herself as either Canadian or American. However, for Murphy, like a lot of Americans living north of the 49th parallel, American issues and politics remain an important part of their lives.

Daughter of Che Guevara speaks in Vancouver

Dr. Aleida Guevara was only seven years old when her father, famous Argentine Marxist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, was executed. She laments that she was unable to spend much time with him, and has few stories about her childhood with him.

Opposition to pipelines through B.C. continues

Potential oil pipeline expansions continue to raise concerns

With the United States’ recent rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, the debate around the construction and expansion of oil pipelines in B.C. has seen renewed vigour. Enbridge’s proposal to build the Northern Gateway project, which would see a twin pipeline running from Bruderheim, Alta. to the coastal city of Kitimat, B.C., would help expand Canada’s current oil exports to a growing Asian market. According to Greenpeace Canada, however, the potential environmental costs would far outweigh any benefits. [Read more…]