Oct 21, 2020
Oct 21, 2020
Environmental Justice, Racism and Northern Ontario
Speakers: Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, First Peoples Law Corporation, Vancouver, and Mary Laronde, consultant to Union of Ontario Indians and Councillor, Teme-Augama Anishnabai, Temagami.
This session will focus on environmental racism. It is our hope that this webinar will enable participants to make connections with the Wet’suwet’en struggle in order to grapple with the intersection between Indigenous rights/sovereignty and the environment, and thereby, to explore how pipeline development et al in this case, is a form of environmental racism. We’d also like to enable participants to make connections to our Northern Ontario reality where this has/is also happening.
This is part 2 of a three-part webinar series that 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.
For all of us who feel called to live with respect in Creation, here is an invitation to hear from people who are doing so with all their strength. Our guests are people from Canada and Northern Ontario who are passionately caring for sacred land and people who defend it. (If you’ve never sat in on a conversation by Zoom, don’t worry. It’s easy.) 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 and is free of charge. Registration is required (see below for how to do that). And even if you are not from Northern Ontario… we’re sure you will still find this interesting and full of application for your context.