This week’s collected, connected conversations (the seventh in our summer-long series) make up the first part of a double-episode look at resource resistance, inspired by a struggle too big to ignore, one punctuated by striking video of back-to-back raids by militarized police against small Indigenous encampments in what's now known as interior British Columbia.
Yet these dramatic events of 2019 and 2020 in ancestral Wet’suwet’en territory are but part and parcel of a much bigger picture. Their resistance to resource extraction—pushback on a pipeline that, if built, would move 2.1 billion cubic feet of fracked natural gas per day—carries loud echoes of battles across the world, battles against a fossil-fueled climate catastrophe.
Featured voices this podcast include (in order of appearance):
• Hayden King, executive director, Yellowhead Institute at Ryerson University.
• Angela Sterritt, CBC Vancouver reporter and artist
• Wawmeesh Hamilton, journalist/photographer
• Ken Williams, Assistant Professor of Drama, University of Alberta
• Brock Pitawanakwat, York University Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies
• Kim TallBear, Associate Professor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment
• Candis Callison, Associate Professor in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies and the School of Journalism, Writing and Media at UBC
// CREDITS: Creative Commons music in this episode includes “Headway,” by Kai Engel, “Time” by Pedro Santiago, “Time to go home” by Anonymous420, “Habit” by Nctrnm, “One March Day” by smallertide, and “Aurora” by Kevin Hartnell.