Public Benefit Journalism Project
In partnership with the Centre for Investigative Journalism, I-SEA is pleased to feature quality investigative journalism projects in areas of public interest, with specific emphasis on Indigenous issues and impacts of climate change, and Canada's clean energy technologies.
First Nations Forward
HlGaagilda (Skidegate) is on the way to becoming a city of the future. In a genuine effort to decrease diesel consumption, heat pumps have been installed in almost all of 350 homes and solar panels installed on all major buildings.
The Haíłzaqv (Heiltsuk) are marine people. Our oral history confirms our existence in our territory since time immemorial. Archaeological evidence corroborates that my people have continuously lived in relationship to our lands and waters for at least 14,000 years, over 700 generations.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered an historic apology on Monday in the House of Commons, more than 150 years in the making, exonerating six chiefs from the Tsilhqot'in Nation who were unjustly killed by a colonial government in British Columbia in 1864.
At least 100 community members of the Tsilhqot'in Nation came together in Tl'etinqox, one of six Tsilhqot'in communities, to send their leadership off, the Tsilhqot'in way.
The 2017 Premier’s Award for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport honours Indigenous youth for outstanding accomplishments in British Columbia.
Heiltsuk and Haida women came together in Haida Gwaii for a Women's Dialogue Session focused on women's leadership, traditional and cultural knowledge, and coastal unity.
When a wildfire broke out near his remote B.C. community last summer, Tl'etinqox First Nation Chief Joe Alphonse and his community refused to leave.
It's as if Chief Patrick Michell of the Kanaka Indian Bar Band has a superpower. With what appears to be a normal set of eyes, his vision stretches back to the last 8,000 years of his people and ahead, to a future of climate chaos and unshakeable hope.
The federal government is embarking on a coast-to-coast-to-coast consultation process before drafting its new Recognition and Implementation of Rights Framework for Indigenous peoples.
B.C. First Nations appear poised to start taking back care of their own children, using their own culture and laws, as the number of Indigenous kids in foster care across Canada has reached crisis proportions.
Canada's Clean Economy
The Trump administration has announced new plans to weaken environmental rules that could place the Trudeau government in a climate change bind.
The announcement by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt, that proposes to weaken tailpipe pollution standards on new cars, delivers another Trump-era shock to Canada, which has worked for years with the United States to align transportation emissions standards.
Can technology lower the carbon footprint of Canada's oilsands?
Fifteen transport companies, among them Uber and Lyft, pledge to lead the transition toward a zero-emission future and sustainable cities through more collaboration with local governments.
Extra programs to support and retrain workers from waning fossil fuel industries should be put in place now, before too many pink slips start to fly, says a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Natural Resources Canada says newer clean power projects like geothermal and tidal power “face higher risks, costs and more regulatory issues" than established ones like hydro dams.
Alberta has locked down wind power at a 20-year average price of 3.7 cents per kilowatt-hour — less than half of Ontario’s 2016 procurement.
Nearly 274,000 Canadians had green jobs in 2016, according to new estimates released by the federal government's statistical agency.
And with an average annual salary of about $92,000, including benefits, these Canadians are earning a lot more than the average worker, who makes about $59,000, Statistics Canada reported on Wednesday.
Canada's trade minister is urging the nation's clean tech firms to be "un-Canadian" and start bragging.
With more than 800 clean tech companies across the country, experts say Canada has a smorgasbord of green solutions to offer, but struggles to make its products known amidst the din of market heavyweights like the United States, India and China.