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Help support Algonquin-led research to protect moose populations on the unceded traditional territory of the Algonquin people. Click the button above or the image below to donate.

The Algonquin Moose Research Committee and Research for the Front Lines are fundraising to cover research expenses for a study of moose populations in and around La Vérendrye Wildlife Park. These moose populations have reportedly dropped by 35% in the past 12 years. The final report from this research will be used to advocate for extending the moratorium on moose sport hunting and for the development of an Algonquin-led Moose Management Plan to support the health and wellbeing of the moose. 

The Park is located on the unceded traditional territory of the Algonquin people who seek peaceful coexistence across communities. We are working to protect the moose which are essential to our Algonquin culture and ways of life and for healthy traditional foods. Our communities have consistently faced settler government control, broken promises and unwanted industrial projects. Government and industry have been extracting resources from our territories, taking from these communities and lands and harming the moose, and offering very little in return.

This research project will gather the information needed to help the Algonquin people fight for our rights to take care of the moose and the land and to manage the impacts that threaten the moose’s existence – including logging, climate change, disease and pests. Our communities are reclaiming the power to manage these lands. The research will help support this important work.

Policing Indigenous and Environmental Movements in British Columbia

Research for the Front Lines collaborated with grassroots organizer Molly Murphy to investigate the Community-Industry Response Group (C-IRG), an RCMP detachment dedicated to policing Indigenous and environmental movements in B.C. The project draws on several interviews, access-to-information requests, and secondary sources to demonstrate how the C-IRG systematically targets Indigenous-led resistance to Canadian settler colonial resource extraction. To date, the project has produced two online articles in Briarpatch Magazine. A book-length project is currently in discussion.

Click on the images below to read the articles.

The information Dr. Gobby and the RfFL team were able to pull together was invaluable to my work on the front lines I was engaged in. The project utilized my first-hand experience and tied it seamlessly with research and work done by people fighting this same fight, but in different ways, to create something tangible in the real world.”

– Molly Murphy