On November 30th, on unceded Algonquin territory in Ottawa, Clyde River Inuit and the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation are heading to the Supreme Court of Canada to uphold the legal right of Indigenous Peoples to be consulted on energy projects that will impact their communities.
A win at the court could be a watershed moment for the future of Indigenous rights and environmental justice. We need YOU to be there to show your support for Indigenous communities fighting on the front lines of fossil fuel extraction.
Join us for a powerful and uplifting day of action outside the Supreme Court in Ottawa. Details:
-Opening Sunrise Ceremony: 6:30 AM (on Victoria Island)
-Morning rally: 8:00 - 9:30 AM
-Lunchtime rally: 12:00-2:00
-Closing Ceremony: 4:00-5:00 PM
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1886631598232420/
**Given the limited amount of seating available inside the Supreme Court, settlers and allies should refrain from entering and allow priority to be given to community members. Alternative viewing options will be arranged.
There are buses being organized from various locations:
-Hamilton, Guelph, KW, London, Sarnia: https://www.facebook.com/events/1742751165949675/
Clyde River, an Inuit community on Baffin Island, is protesting dangerous oil exploration in their waters. Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/Unite-Against-Seismic-Testing-1391093554253151/
Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) court case comes as a response to the failure of the Canadian government to consult on Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline reversal project which went online last November and is set to transport tar sands dilbit. Find out more here: https://chippewassolidarity.org/en
The stakes for both of these cases are really high. These cases could decide what Indigenous consultation on proposed energy projects looks like, hopefully shaping the future of energy development in Canada and beyond for the better.
Supported by: Clyde River Solidarity Network (Amnesty International Canada, Council of Canadians, Greenpeace Canada, Idle No More, Mining Injustice Solidarity Network), Rising Tide Toronto
If you are unable to attend the rally, you can still help! Here are a few ways how:
-Chip-in funds to help get community members to the rally: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bus-tickets-supreme-court-rally-clyde-river-...
-Contribute to the expensive legal fees which Chippewas of the Thames is incurring: https://www.gofundme.com/chippewas
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