How a conservative U.S. network undermined Indigenous energy rights in Canada - 2022-07-18

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F0.png How a conservative U.S. network undermined Indigenous energy rights in Canada July 18, 2022, Geoff Dembicki, The Narwhal

A U.S.-based libertarian coalition has spent years pressuring the Canadian government to limit how much Indigenous communities can push back on energy development on their own land, newly reviewed strategy documents reveal.

The Atlas Network partnered with an Ottawa-based think tank — the Macdonald-Laurier Institute — which enlisted pro-industry Indigenous representatives in its campaign to provide "a shield against opponents."

Atlas, which has deep ties to conservative politicians and oil and gas producers, claimed success in reports in 2018 and 2020, arguing its partner was able to discourage the Canadian government from supporting a United Nations declaration that would ensure greater involvement by Indigenous communities.

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{{cite news | first = Geoff | last = Dembicki | title = How a conservative U.S. network undermined Indigenous energy rights in Canada | url = https://thenarwhal.ca/atlas-network-indigenous-rights/ | work = The Narwhal | date = July 18, 2022 | accessdate = July 24, 2022 }}