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Dereliction of Doodie: Ontario’s Sewage Plans Could Hurt Great Lakes

"The Doug Ford government says its vision for its second term is to get desperately needed homes built in Ontario. In York Region, the key to that vision is a massive pipeline that transfers water from one Great Lake region to another."

Source: The Narwhal, 01/31/2023

Cascadia Bioregion Rife With Energy, Environment Troubles To Report in 2023

Iconic critters like salmon, orca and wolves. Climate controversies like natural gas greenwashing and carbon auctions. And wildfire fallout like “smoke-a-geddon.” These are just some of the wide array of stories worth covering as environmental journalists scan Cascadia, the huge area encompassing Washington, Oregon and Idaho, and stretching from Alaska to Utah. This special TipSheet, part of our 2023 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment, outlines top issues in the region, offering insights, resources and story angles.

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"The Political Debate On Shipping Oil Through Manitoba’s Arctic Port"

"Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre was met with rousing applause last week as he laid out a vision for a prosperous northern Manitoba that hinges on the contentious Port of Churchill. His plan — built in part around the idea of shipping oil through the port — has attracted increasing attention from Canadian leaders in recent months, putting Churchill’s future into the national spotlight."

Source: The Narwhal, 01/30/2023

Exploring the Impacts of Hydroelectric Megaprojects on Indigenous Lands

Nearly two-thirds of the world’s rivers are impeded by dams and we keep building them in our quest for cleaner and greener sources of electricity. But as podcast producer Farha Akhtar learned while producing a recent episode, these monumental structures are having a profound impact on our planet and catastrophic consequences for many Indigenous people.

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"Biden Administration Sets a Mining Ban in Boundary Waters Wilderness"

"The Biden administration on Thursday said it will establish a 20-year moratorium on mining upstream from Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, a vast preserve of lakes and woods that has been at the center of a fierce dispute over a proposed copper and nickel mine."

Source: NYTimes, 01/27/2023
February 8, 2023

The Energy Transition: Opportunities and Challenges for Indigenous Communities in the US and Canada

You're invited to a discussion, 6:00-7:00 p.m. ET in NYC or virtually, about opportunities and risks for Indigenous communities in the North American energy transition. Hosted by the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Free registration is required.

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February 10, 2023

DEADLINE: NAJA Native American Journalism Fellowship

The Native American Journalists Association invites applications from NAJA members through Feb 10 for this hybrid fellowship. Fellows will build their reporting and interpersonal skills in a digital newsroom experience before, during and after the 2023 National Native Media Conference in August.

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February 15, 2023

DEADLINE: Indigenous Community Media Fund

Cultural Survival's funding of $6,000-$12,000 provides opportunities for Indigenous community radio stations and media outlets to strengthen their broadcast infrastructure and systems while providing training opportunities to their community journalists. Apply by Feb 15, 2023.

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February 6, 2023

DEADLINE: Indigenous Writers in Residence 2023

Cultural Survival's one-year remote program is an opportunity for Indigenous writers based in the US or Canada to continue their writing, share their expertise and experiences, deepen their knowledge on topics important to them and their communities, and gain experience. Annual and monthly stipend. Apply by Feb 6.

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