Protect the Peel



First Nations

Plaintiffs in the legal case

  • First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dän
  • Tr’ondёk Hwёch’in
  • Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

Interveners in the legal case

  • Council of Yukon First Nations
  • Gwich’in Tribal Council*

The Teetl'it Gwich’in from the Northwest Territories have traditional territory in the Peel and have depended on the land for millennia, which is is recognized in a transboundary agreement. The Gwich’in Tribal Council is a land claim organization representing the interests of approximately 2700 Gwich'in people in the Mackenzie Delta of the Northwest Territories, including the Teetl'it Gwich’in. 


The Public

7,500 Canadians (mainly Yukoners) signed a petition supporting the Final Recommended Plan released by the Peel Watershed Planning Commission in 2011 that would have protected 80% of the Peel. 

Over 4500 people have signed the Peel Pledge (launched in June 2016) to express their solidarity with First Nations and environmental groups in their appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada to have the Peel protected.

Sign the Pledge Today!

Conservation and Environment Organizations

Plaintiffs in the legal case

Other Organizations

Yukon Businesses
Businesses that have contributed to the campaign in various ways from donating time and energy, to fundraising items, to public endorsement for Peel protection. 

Yukon Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Videographers
The following artists have donated their time, skills and works of art to to the Peel campaign over the years.

Leaders and Luminaries
The following leaders have spoken out in support of protecting the Peel

  • Margaret Atwood
  • Maude Barlow
  • Tzeporah Berman
  • Olivia Chow
  • Bill McKibben
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie
  • Sandy Silver, Premier of Yukon
  • David Suzuki

Latest News

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