Melina in the World
"There are so many amazing examples of communities generating revenue and also not contributing to climate change at the same time."
- Globe and Mail event, “Will there be a hydrocarbon economy in 50 years?” June 26, 2019
“Giving and taking, honour and respect. You don’t take more than you need. Renewables are a rejuvenative energy; they’re about respect and love for the land and ensuring that it’s passed on to future generations.”
- Chatelaine, April 29, 2019
"There's all of these things that people don't realize about Canada that are still playing out certain ways."
- CNN June 24, 2018
"I feel like we need to start implementing solutions into our communities by bringing back our traditional and Indigenous knowledge which made our communities — before colonization — very healthy communities."
- CBC, July 15, 2017
“Melina [has] been advocating for indigenous rights for more than a decade… today, she fights against the depletion of the environment and works toward the cultural revitalization of indigenous people.”
- Global Citizen, July 13, 2016
"My call to action for you is to support Indigenous women on the front lines of this vital fight to protect Mother Earth."
- Women in the World, April, 2016
“A member of the Lubicon Cree First Nation in northern Alberta, [Laboucan-Massimo] remembers clearly when a pipeline rupture sent more than three million litres of oil gushing through the ground about 10 kilometres from her family home in the village of Little Buffalo in 2011. It was the biggest oil spill in Alberta since the mid-1970s.”
- Toronto Star, July 4, 2015
Melina Laboucan-Massimo discusses renewable energy in Indigenous communities at the 175 Anniversary Globe and Mail Summit entitled “Will there be a hydrocarbon economy in 50 years?”, hosted by the Globe and Mail, June 26, 2019.
Melina Laboucan-Massimo speaks about Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women to W. Kamau Bell on the CNN program 'United Shades of America'. This segment first aired June 24, 2018.