Wed. Oct. 14, 2020 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
This three-part webinar series is hosted by the Indigenous Solidarity Team of the North Bay and Area Mission Cluster, United Church of Canada. The series is called Wet’suwet’en Witness: Making the justice connections with Northern Ontario — Indigenous land rights, Indigenous women and the environment. Each event lasts one hour.
Wet'suwet'en Call for Justice; and has anything changed since Oka?
The Wet’suwet’en, led by their hereditary chiefs, have stood against the CGL pipeline’s incursion into their territory for many years. In 2019 the pipeline owners obtained an injunction that led to the harsh removal of land defenders from their territory by the RCMP. In spite of incomplete environmental mitigation by CGL, and a pandemic, construction continues. This is a way-too-familiar story across Canada. Indigenous resistance stands in the way of planet-damaging industrial encroachment — logging, for instance (Barriere Lake and Grassy Narrows) or massive dams (Muskrat Falls) or fracking ( New Brunswick).
Register at https://solidarity-team-northbay.weebly.com/webinar-series-october-2020.html
Chief Adam Gagnon: respected chief name, Dsya’hyl, of the Likhts’amisyu, Wet’suwet’en Nation, and Donna Sinclair, author and journalist, North Bay