Dispatches from the Frontlines of Environmental Justice

Wet’suwet’en people protesting

A conversation on colonial resource extraction, gender violence and COP26 between Delee Nikal and Rebecca Macklin (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow), introduced by Julie Gibbings.

First Nations activist Delee Nikal has travelled with companions to Glasgow to participate in the activities of COP26. In this special event, she shares her reflections on why global climate action must account for the ongoing role of colonialism, and the devastating impact this has for Indigenous women across Canada. Nikal and her companions have long campaigned to raise awareness of the links between resource extraction and violence against Indigenous women and girls, leading an action at COP26 for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). As a land defender, Nikal has been at the forefront of protests against the Coastal GasLink Pipeline in British Columbia.

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This event took place on Tuesday 16 November 2021, and was supported by IASH, the Centre for Modern and Contemporary History and the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh.