You are invited!
Join Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs for a webinar on Thursday, February 22nd at 6 pm Pacific, and learn about their groundbreaking Charter of Rights & Freedoms challenge taking on Canada’s climate inaction. Learn how the Nation plans to hold the government of Canada accountable to climate commitments for future generations as part of their ancestral stewardship responsibilities to care for the yintah - and all living things on the lands and waters they care for.
Since time immemorial, Wet’suwet’en have been stewarding and protecting their traditional territories. Now, they are defending land, air and water for all of us with a historic and sweeping climate justice challenge.
The Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs’ legal action is asking the Federal Court to declare that Canada has a constitutional duty to keep the country’s greenhouse gas emissions well within the Paris Agreement limit of 2 ̊C above pre-industrial levels. The claim focuses on the Charter rights — guaranteed to every citizen — relating to equality and life, liberty and security of the person.
The lawsuit could have far-reaching effects on Canada’s environmental legislation, including enabling the federal cabinet to cancel approvals previously given to fossil fuel projects such as the LNG export facilities and pipelines proposed for Wet’suwet’en Territories and the northwest of B.C.
A win for Wet’suwet’en is a win for us all, that would put in place safeguards so that projects and policies could only be adopted based on an assessment of climate impacts: for now, and for future generations.