In today’s episode of RAVEN (De)Briefs podcast, you’ll meet Caily DiPuma, a lawyer working with Wet’suwet’en Nation on legal challenges pushing back against Coastal Gas Link’s fracked gas pipeline. Until the Covid19 outbreak took over the global consciousness, Wet’suwet’en were gaining international attention as their peaceful resistance to CGL’s pipeline erupted in violence at the beginning of this year with an RCMP raid on their camp.
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Despite condemnation from many quarters, CGL has insisted on proceeding with work during the pandemic. That work involves man camps, which requires close daily physical contact between workers who live in dorm-style shared accommodation, share cafeteria mealtimes and, perhaps most dangerously, concentrate non-local populations in remote areas with under-resourced hospitals and health systems.
The Wet’suwet’en judicial review is one example of how Nations are leading the way in holding governments and industry accountable. They are the eyes and ears of the land, upholding stewardship responsibilities that have been carried from generation to generation for thousands of years. RAVEN is currently fundraising to support the Wet’suwet’en judicial review. Listen, share, and rate this episode and, if you can, please donate to support the legal challenge at https://raventrust.com/wetsuweten