Kai Nagata – Radical Eco Journalist
Regarding the photo Kai Nagata “Back to the topic of urbanite hunters, Kai Nagata, a 27-year-old communications consultant, has taken up bowhunting in his quest for ethical hunting. “Those of us who grew up in the city are disconnected from the food we eat,” said Nagata. “It starts out as a philosophy, but it gets hands-on very quickly.
Also See: Kai Nagata activist page.
If every citizen acquired 100% of their meat supply from ethical hunting, how long would it take before First Nations would not have meat on their table? These so called environmentalists always want a rule for others that they are exempted from. Also what he does not say is that he acquired a Firearms Possession License to use guns, not just bows, and he freely admits he uses them for hunting as well, only the articles are on different websites. It also seems his opinion that bow hunting is more ethical come from that fact he uses a bow and not much more based on his own admissions.
Kai Nagata – Radical Eco-journalist based in Vancouver.(now in Kispiox just outside of Hazelton) He is currently the energy and democracy director at the Dogwood Initiative, focusing on energy, stewardship, and democracy. Trained in journalism, Kai has held positions at CBC, CTV, and The Tyee. His writing also appears in the Vancouver Sun and the Toronto Star.
Kia has roots in Hazelton where his mother and sister live, his sister Kesia Nagata is also an activist and singer songwriter who joined the illegal Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en blockades on the Morice River Road. Kesia Nagata is also on the board of directors for the Eco-radial environmentalist group called Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition. SWCC works collaboratively with the Tides Canada Foundation on some of our charitable programs. Be sure you read “Everything you need to know about the Tides Foundation”
The hypocrisy is never ending, their farm “Nagata Family Farm” does very little differently from any other farm here in the north, still Kia condemns what the rest of us in civilization eats, then his sister was the one behind the Skeena Chicken Project, these chickens are fed the same food the chickens you buy in a grocery store are, with only the added scraps being the difference. The two Tides Foundation funded organizations Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition (SWCC) and Raven Trust are the ones behind this chicken project at the Skeena River Ranch.
Let me start by using a quote from Montreal Gazette.
” Nagata is the erstwhile television reporter who resigned from his job as CTV’s Quebec City bureau chief last week, and wrote a manifesto on his personal blog that was slightly shorter in length and a marginally easier read than the Communist Manifesto.”
” In a nutshell, Nagata quit because he feels that television news has become too shallow, and that his journalistic talents were being wasted in a medium that favors fluffy entertainment pieces delivered by manniquenesque talking heads over grizzled, hard-bitten “real” journalists reporting on serious political, social and economic issues. So, at the ripe old age of 24, he packed up his belongings and moved back in with his parents. “
In 2016 Kesia Nagata and her mother Sharon Priest-Nagata moved to Kispiox outside of Hazelton and started what is now known as the Nagata Family Farm. No mention by any of them where the father went, your guess is as good as mine. Kia claims he is a fourth-generation British Columbian (in his Linkedin profile and a 5th generation in his Twitter profile), Kai’s roots are in the Shuswap, Gulf Islands, and Lower Mainland. Research shows activism runs in the family as indicate by comments made by Sharon Priest-Nagata in a Dogwood article where her son Kia is democracy director at the Dogwood Initiative.
Based on what he posted on Twitter, it appears he is now staying at his mothers home in Kispiox, and as he does mention his father to be alive, we can only assume that irreconcilable differences keep this family apart. The same appears to be true for Kia, no mention of a wife anywhere, however he does mention spending Christmas with his kids via Google Hangouts so it looks like his Dogwood career did not do his family life any favors.
Mar 10 2014 Kia wrote – “I’ve decided to work full-time on the issue of pipelines and oil tankers. Today is my first day at Dogwood Initiative, a nonpartisan group in Victoria working to organize British Columbians around a unique democratic opportunity.”
For the most part it looks like Kia stopped writing articles, but he none the less has been quite active in promoting his agenda and that of the Dogwood Initiative.
- “There’s much less room in Canada’s own carbon budget to continue expanding the oil sands and exporting that oil if we follow our own climate plans, which I would argue are already too weak,” said Kai Nagata, communications director of Dogwood. (Jan 28th 2021) in the radical news outlet called Ricochet
- And in that exact moment, we found out that the people who made the rules that we’re living under actually think that the rules don’t apply to them,” says Kai Nagata, communications director at Dogwood, a British Columbia-based community organizing group focused on democratic reform, climate change, and Indigenous rights. “I think that Canadians still have some pretty strong collectivist instincts about what it means to pull together and face a common enemy. And when you have people who don’t follow the rules, it very quickly erodes solidarity.” The Christian Science Monitor January 8, 2021(The irony of this coming from a man who supports civil disobedience)Let me quote from an article on the BC Dogwood website page called “A page out of the civil disobedience book““Civil resistance is an important political tool, especially for the disadvantaged with minimal access to the levers of power. Its strength lies in the debate it generates about the law and the moral justification of violating it. By defying a societal norm, and being willing to suffer the consequences, protestors shine a spotlight on the bad law or draconian consequences and seek to both bring it into disrepute and catalyze others to stand against it.”A classic do as I say and NOT as I do.
- B.C.-based climate advocacy group Dogwood said some of its volunteers were monitored by the RCMP. “RCMP was using … tactics that are more reminiscent of countries with a little bit less of a stellar human rights record,” said communications director Kai Nagata.From the article on CBC titled “Watchdog finds RCMP’s policing of anti-pipeline protesters reasonable — but sees gaps in surveillance policies”“There are legitimate reasons for the police to collect personal information from open sources, including for criminal and national security intelligence gathering and for investigations into offences,” the report said. “However, the police may profile individuals for intelligence purposes without any suspicion that they intend to engage in criminal activity, or even that they have relevant information about a potential offence.”
If you’re not intended to break the law, what is there to fear? Clearly Kia is spin doctoring the facts in an effort to get police to stop watching the protestors who are often acting in civil disobedience at the guidance of Eco-radical groups.
From CBC April 25, 2018
“A call for applications for an “organizing assistant,” posted online by the non-profit group Dogwood B.C., says the job involves working to help the group’s network “stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker project.” It notes the position is funded by the federal Canada Summer Jobs Program.
The temporary full-time job is open to students. It pays $15 per hour for 9 to 12 weeks of work and is based in Vancouver.
But according to the organization receiving the funding, this kind of political push-and-pull is nothing new.”
Read the full story here Election Activism: Dogwood Initiative Who Is It & Who Funds It?
The Dogwood Initiative is a non-profit organization that campaigns against coal and also plays a lead role in the anti-pipeline, Tar Sands Campaign. Created by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Tides Foundation and other U.S. foundations, The Tar Sands Campaign aims to sabotage the Canadian oil industry by undermining investor confidence and “land-locking” oil sands crude within North America so that it cannot reach overseas markets where it could fetch a higher price per barrel. U.S. foundations that support this campaign have paid Dogwood at least $2.7 million (2008 – 2016).
Dogwood claims to have helped elect seven mayors during the 2014 municipal elections in B.C. Dogwood also claims to have helped to defeat eight Conservative incumbents in the 2015 federal election. In B.C.’s 2017 provincial election, Dogwood helped to make “corporate cash” a central issue and got voters to the polls in key ridings, especially in Vancouver. It follows that one of the many factors in election outcomes in Canada is a U.S.-funded campaign to keep Canada over a barrel.
For 2016/2017, Dogwood’s total revenue was $1.6 million, up four-fold since 2010. According to the analysis presented here, funding from U.S. foundations accounted for roughly 15% of Dogwood’s total revenue for 2016. With 260,000 supporters, most of whom are Canadian, Dogwood has came to the point that with or without U.S. funding, Dogwood can influence elections at all levels of government.