They did it! Clyde River Inuit have WON their case at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Former mayor and community leader from Clyde River Jerry Natanine stands with: Clyde River’s legal council Nader Hasan, Greenpeace Canada’s Farrah Khan, Amnesty International Canada’s Alex Neve, and Verna McGregor after a press conference on Parliament Hill on July 26 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
After three years of tireless legal action, Clyde River Inuit have stopped seismic blasting – a dangerous oil exploration project that threatened the Canadian Arctic.
Clyde River residents celebrate their victory at the Supreme Court of Canada.
This means that marine mammals like beluga, bowhead and narwhals will be protected from deafening seismic blasts — and the community of Clyde River has the long term assurance they need that their culture and way of life can continue.
Clyde River residents hold up anti-seismic blasting signs on the bow of the Arctic Sunrise, during a ship tour.
Unfortunately, the Supreme Court also upheld the approval of the Line 9 pipeline reversal that the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation is contesting. The fight for Indigenous rights in Canada will go on, and we stand in solidarity with the Chippewas of the Thames in their courageous efforts to protect their rights, water, and our shared climate.
Newly elected Chief of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Myeengun Henry, speaks to a rally outisde the Supreme Court of Canada on November 26, 2016.
Thank you to every single one of you that has supported Clyde River for the past three years. You signed petitions, you donated money, you shared their story on social media — and so much more. It paid off.
— Greenpeace Canada (@GreenpeaceCA) July 26, 2017