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August 23, 2019, by Kim Reeder

August 23, 2050 (Skutik, NB) Dear Friends, I—the largest river between the Penobscot and Wolastoq watersheds—am the heart of the Peskotomuhkatik Ancestral Homeland, an area of more than three million […]

“The garment needs gravity”: Sackville’s Jeska Grue opposes fast fashion ideologies

August 22, 2019, by Lauren R. Korn

Jeska Grue is “a made-to-order fashion studio operating next to a giant marsh” in Sackville, New Brunswick. Jeska Grue is both the name of the stu ...

Challenging Mount Allison University’s complicity with the fossil fuel industry: Tina Oh

August 19, 2019, by Abram Lutes

With increasing evidence of the impending climate crisis, there is a growing need in Canada to extricate from the fossil fuel industry. No one knows t ...

“What was their real name again?” A letter from New Brunswick’s future #11

August 16, 2019, by Alain Deneault

August 9, 2050 (Maritimes) Dear Friends, No one remembers what led to the nickname. Was it out of mockery, or a moment of anger, or just the innocent ...

  • Port Elgin implements climate crisis resiliency plans
    August 12, 2019, by Lauren R. Korn

    Situated on New Brunswick’s Northumberland Strait, Port Elgin is particularly vulnerable to the effects of the climate crisis. Coastal erosion and flooding have devastated the rural community. Storm surges and […]

  • Clarion call: Language, the climate crisis, and the Green New Deal
    July 31, 2019, by Lauren R. Korn

    When it comes to the world’s changing climate, we are inundated with buzz words. Climate change. Climate crisis. Climate emergency. Climate catastrophe. Global heating. Global warming. Rising temperatures. The greenhouse […]

  • Rural social justice motivates Bonavista’s mayor
    July 1, 2019, by Brian Beaton

    “I remember the silence at the kitchen table” said John Norman, the mayor of Bonavista, Newfoundland, describing the cod fishery closure in 1992. In Grade Two at the time, he […]

  • Call for letters from New Brunswick’s future
    June 9, 2019, by Daniel Tubb and Abram Lutes

    Climate change is scary; it is an emergency. We want to change the narrative, and we want your ideas, your stories, and your hope from the future. First, a preamble. […]

  • Radical love: Great trees of New Brunswick
    May 23, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

    More than 80 percent of New Brunswick’s land is forest. Many environmental activists are challenging corporate control of forestry and the view that the natural world is a commodity for […]

  • Workers strike in Belledune over safety position
    May 15, 2019, by Abram Lutes

    Almost 300 workers, members of local 7085 of the United Steelworkers (USW), at the Belledune lead and zinc smelter in northern New Brunswick, have been on strike since April 24 […]

  • Youth speakers increasing at Fredericton climate strike
    May 11, 2019, by Corey Robichaud, Norm Knight and Susan O'Donnell

    Outside the New Brunswick Legislature in Fredericton on May 10, more than 250 people, mostly youth, gathered to urge the elected representatives inside to take urgent action on the climate […]

  • The People vs the Irving Dynasty [video]
    May 8, 2019, by NB Media Co-op

    The People’s Mayday rally in Saint John sparked the creation of a 5-minute video, The People vs the Irving Dynasty, about their action in the port city last week. The […]

  • David Perley: A vision for Indigenous university education [video]
    May 7, 2019, by David Perley, Tracy Glynn, Shanthi Bell, Susan O'Donnell

    David Perley, director of the University of New Brunswick Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) discusses how he and his team at the MWC developed a vision for Indigenous university education. This video […]

  • The Lac-Mégantic rail disaster’s fallout
    April 25, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    During Earth Week, talk of oil, pipelines, trains and community and environmental tragedy filled Conserver House. As the original location of the Fredericton Public Library succumbed to the flood waters […]

  • Lessons for research with Indigenous peoples
    March 29, 2019, by Kim Reeder

    Whatever space we are in, personal or professional, how can we actively honour the traditional knowledges and ways of being of Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq nations? Jen Rowett, host of a […]

  • Wolastoq: a beautiful and bountiful teacher
    March 20, 2019, by David Perley and Brian Beaton

    When David Perley, Director of the UNB Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, speaks about Wolastoq (“beautiful and bountiful river”) he is able to share first-hand knowledge and experiences about the importance of this […]

  • Wolastoq: a healthy river is necessary for survival [video]
    March 20, 2019, by David Perley, Shanthi Bell, Tracy Glynn and Susan O'Donnell

    In this short video, David Perley, RAVEN collaborator and Director of the University of New Brunswick’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, talks about why a healthy river is necessary for survival. This video […]