Amnesty International Canada will hand out the honours on October 19 at the organization’s first in-person Media Awards ceremony since 2019.
Human Rights Defenders
Canada’s response shows an “embarrassing disrespect” towards the rights and experiences of Indigenous Peoples, the Wet’suwet’en Nation said.
Wet’suwet’en leaders will highlight the unjust criminalization of land defenders opposing the building of the CGL pipeline on their territory.
Celebrate Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQIA+ land and water defenders during National Indigenous History Month 2023.
Around the world, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, a day to show support for protection of our beautiful blue planet and all life on it. Amid the urgency of the climate crisis, it’s clear that action is needed every day to protect the environment on which our shared future depends. It’s a...
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DOWNLOAD A PDF OF UA 61/22 UPDATE 1 BELOW Wet’suwet’en land defenders in Canada are at risk of serious human rights violations as the construction of a pipeline is slated to begin in late August 2022. Hereditary chiefs oppose the liquified natural gas pipeline and have not given their consent...
Momin Rahman (he/him) is a Professor of Sociology at Trent University. His current research is on the conflicts between LGBTQ2S identities and Muslim cultures, and the experiences of LGBTQ2S Muslims, including a funded research project on LGBTQ Muslims in Canada. He has presented this work at...
Wet’suwet’en land defenders say they expect work on the Coastal GasLink pipeline to resume in the next few weeks and fear they will face further arrests and human rights violations if the RCMP enforce an injunction to remove people from the construction site. Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs...
Rachel Wuttunee is Anishinaabekwe from Kitchenuhmaykoosib in Northwestern Ontario and is from the Bear Clan. Rachel has been an Indigenous and human rights activist for 20 years and holds a Master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of British Columbia where she...
Jennifer Wickham is a member of Cas Yikh (Grizzly Bear House) in the Gidimt’en (Bear/Wolf) Clan of the Wet’suwet’en people. She currently lives in Gidimt’en yintah in what is now known as northern British Columbia and is the Media Coordinator for the Gidimt’em Checkpoint. Jennifer is...
Lynne Groulx is a Métis woman from the Treaty Three historic Métis community of Rainy River/Lake of the Woods, and is the Chief Executive Officer for the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). NWAC is a national Indigenous organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women,...