Conservation, Indigenous Livelihoods and Environmental Justice

CCRN Webinar #2

Join researcher and environmental activist Sadie Beaton as she describes her journey to better understand the meaning and motivations for environmental justice in Mi’kma’ki, the indigenous Mi’kmaq lands on Canada’s Atlantic coast. This multimedia presentation will focus on a current environmental justice issue – resistance to a natural gas storage project threatening the Sipekne’katik River – that has Mi’kmaq communities asserting their rights to fisheries, and allying with non-indigenous Nova Scotians. Beaton has been involved in this resistance work as part of a CCRN case study that takes the form of a radio interview series and podcast, alongside on-the-ground efforts to incorporate an environmental justice lens into her work with the environmental organization Ecology Action Centre.