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Peel Portrait Project Photo Exhibit on Northern Tour

After its March debut at the SAW Gallery in Ottawa, the show has hit home soil and is making its tour of the communities involved in its creation. Click here for the most recent listing of tour dates.

The Fight for the Peel Watershed in 12 Powerful Photos

A photo essay capturing important moments from the long campaign to Protect the Peel

First Nations and Conservation Groups Bring Yukon Government to Supreme Court in Fight for the Peel

Today, on World Water Day, the Supreme Court of Canada heard from First Nations and conservation groups fighting to ensure the protection of one of the largest intact ecosystems in North America, the Peel Watershed in northeastern Yukon.

Media Advisory: Peel Watershed Case to be heard by Supreme Court today

Media advisory for Supreme Court case and events in Ottawa

Media Coverage of the Peel Case in Ottawa

The latest news stories on the Peel Watershed as we approach the Supreme Court case.

FAQs: Peel Watershed Legal Case

A new Yukon Government was elected in November 2016. How does this affect the legal case? Read these FAQs. 

Supreme Court of Canada Events

The Peel case will be heard at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on March 22, 2017. Click for a full listing of events in the Yukon and Ottawa.

We’ve come a long way in three years.

Three years ago to this day, legal action was launched as YCS and CPAWS Yukon joined forces with the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun and the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in to take the government to court over its betrayal of the land use planning process and its plans to develop this unspoiled watershed ecosystem steeped in cultural history.

Yukon Government files written argument with Supreme Court: CPAWS and YCS Statement

The Yukon Government has filed its legal argument with the Supreme Court of Canada for the Peel Watershed case. Despite presenting an opposing argument to the Supreme Court, CPAWS and YCS are confident the government will follow through with its election promise for the Peel. 

Voters make Peel one of the top election issues in 2016

The Peel watershed was one of the top issues of the 2016 territorial election. Yukon Conservation Society and CPAWS Yukon encouraged all political parties to take a strong stand for protecting the Peel and upholding the integrity of the First Nations Final Agreements. 

New Yukon Government elected on strong Peel promise

Sandy Silver's Yukon Liberal Party has been elected to form government. The Liberals were explicit during the election campaign about their intentions to accept the original Final Recommended Plan for the Peel, which includes 80% wilderness protection. 

Peel Watershed one step closer to Ottawa

The First Nations and environmental groups have filed their written arguments with the Supreme Court of Canada and now await the Yukon Government to submit its factum later this year. The hearing is scheduled for March 22, 2017. 

Threatened Wilderness: Protect the Peel Gallery in the Guardian

In September 2016, the globally-read UK newspaper the Guardian featured a stunning gallery of Peel Watershed images.

Yukoners gather to mark a watershed moment

Yukoners gathered in Whitehorse on June 21 to mark the Supreme Court of Canada's decision to hear the Peel Watershed case. Communities joined in via Livestream as the leadership from the First Nations and conservation organizations spoke about the importance of this decision. 

Peel case headed to the Supreme Court of Canada

On June 9th, the Supreme Court of Canada announced that it had granted the First Nations and environmental groups leave to appeal the decision by the Yukon Court of Appeal. The case will be heard in 2017. This confirms that the matter is of national and public importance. The decision will set a precedent for land use planning across the territory and the country. 

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CPAWS Yukon Chapter
506 Steele St. 
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2C9
(867) 393-8080

Yukon Conservation Society
302 Hawkins Street
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1X6
(867) 668-5678