Audrea Lim

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Indigenous leaders and others demonstrating against a pipeline project in Burnaby, British Columbia, in 2018. Credit Ason Redmond/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

When Justin Trudeau became prime minister of Canada in 2015, he promised a new relationship with Indigenous people, “built on respect, rights and a commitment to end the status quo”. He promised funding for Indigenous cultural activities and education. He called for recognition of aboriginal land rights. But he has also continued to support the expansion of Canada’s fossil fuel industry onto new lands, an expansion that has always depended largely upon ignoring, if not flagrantly violating, the desires and rights of Native people.

The year Mr. Trudeau was elected, I went on a reporting trip to the oil sands of Alberta.…  Seguir leyendo »