We’ve come a long way in three years.
On Jan 21, 2014, the previous Yukon Government announced that the Peel was 'open for business' by adopting its own unilateral plan to open 71% of the watershed to industrial development. 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.
Now, we are just two months away from having this dispute heard by the highest court in the land. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation is now part of the case, with support from the Tetlit Gwich'in Council and the Council of Yukon First Nations. The new Yukon Government has said it wants to implement the Final Recommended Plan. Thank you for your support as we continue to stand up and demand a just outcome for the Peel Watershed.
Image: Peel rally at the Yukon Legislature, January 29, 2014 (T. Kuhn)
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