WEBINAR: From the Grassroots to the Courts

How criminalizing ecocide could benefit frontline defenders?

TUESDAY
February 16th
4:00pm Pacific | 7:00pm Eastern
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Sleydo (Molly Wickham)

Sleydo (Molly Wickham) is a fierce spokesperson for Wet'suwet'en Nation members and their allies who are fighting the Coastal GasLink pipeline. She was among 14 people arrested in 2019, when heavily armed Mounties enforced a B.C. Supreme Court injunction at the Gidimt'en Checkpoint. After completing her master’s degree in Indigenous Governance at he University of Victoria, she moved home, to Lhudis Bin territory, with her family. She is passionate about governance, the health and well-being of the yin tah (territories) and the transmission of culture, language, and traditional song and dance.

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Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm

Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm is the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation's lead voice on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Porcupine caribou. The Gwitchin are once again facing down a threat to their way of life, as outgoing Donald Trump makes a late-game effort to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration before he leaves office. These are the pristine calving grounds of the largest animal land migration on earth. The survival of the Porcupine caribou is linked to the survival of his nation, its culture and identity.

You are invited...

This dynamic webinar is the second in RAVEN's collaborative series with Stop Ecocide. The conversation will be led by a powerful leaders from Wet'suwet'en Nation. Learn how the crime of ecocide could become an instrument for grassroots land defenders to implement in court as a protection for traditional territories under threat.