Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson at COP 25 in Madrid last year. Image: Jonathan Wilkinson/Twitter
Brent Patterson | Four land defenders have been killed every week since COP21 in 2015. Canada must commit to their protection at the upcoming Climate Ambition Summit.
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Humberto DaSilva | Allies of the Six Nations gather in Caledonia, Ontario, to show solidarity with land defenders protecting treaty land from illegal settler development.
Brian Grandbois at Unist'ot'en Camp. Image: Jeh Custerra/Facebook
Brent Patterson | There's an inspiring history to be remembered of Dene Su'lene' land defenders opposing the Cold Lake air force base and weapons range on Treaty 6, Treaty 8 and Treaty 10 lands.
Police on Haudenosaunee territory, July 2020. Image: Skyler Williams/Facebook
Brent Patterson | Lawyers and experts have repeatedly highlighted the skewed, ahistorical and colonial nature of court injunctions against Indigenous land defenders.
Land defenders at Wet'suwet'en Access Point on Gidimt'en Territory. Image: Wet'suwet'en Access Point on Gidimt'en Territory/Facebook
Brent Patterson | Forty per cent of the human rights defenders killed in 2019 were working on land rights, Indigenous peoples' rights and environmental rights.