The Anishinabek reps argued that climate change disproportionately affects our communities, traditional ways of life, and the ability to assert and exercise jurisdiction in relation to environmental issues that directly impact our lands and people. As the quality and quantity of natural resources and medicines continue to diminish with the effects of climate change, it is vital that First Nation voices are heard and that their rights are respected.
The Anishinabek Nation is pleased to share that its arguments were heard and the majority of the Supreme Court of Canada has sided with the First Nation position.
It is especially significant that the court recognized that climate change has the effect of “threatening the ability of Indigenous communities in Canada to sustain themselves and maintain their traditional ways of life”
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