Indigeneity and Environmental Racism in Canada

Indigeneity and Environmental Racism in Canada

CANE-AIIE presented a Webinar entitled Indigeneity and Environmental Racism in Canada, a conversation with Sandlanee Gid and Marilyne Tovar on April 20th 2021.

Environmental racism is a reality for many across Canada. This webinar provided nurses with information about environmental justice and racism in Canada, shared the realities of a few impacted communities, and spoke to actions we can take to address these inequalities.

Sandlanee Gid spoke of Gaandlee Guu Jaalan “Daughters of the Rivers”: Haida women who organized to protect Haida Gwaii from sports fishing lodges in the summer of 2020.

Marilyne Tovar (our CANE Manitoba representative) shared about Ingrid Waldron’s work in Nova Scotia with African Nova Scotian and Mik’maw communities, and the ongoing lack of access to clean water for First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.

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