Standing with Clyde River Inuit: Rally at the Courthouse

The Inuit community of Clyde River will face oil exploration companies today at the Federal Court of Appeal in Toronto, in an unprecedented effort to reverse a 2014 National Energy Board decision that allowed seismic testing in their traditional waters. The Clyde River Solidarity Network invites the public to stand in solidarity with the Inuit of Clyde River by attending a rally outside the courthouse.

WHAT: Rally outside the courthouse.

WHEN: April 20th , at noon.

WHERE: 180 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1Z4


Members of the public are encouraged to bring signs showing their support for Inuit rights. Suggested slogans include: “No oil drilling without Inuit consent”; “No means no!” and “I support Inuit rights”. Supporters are also invited to bear witness to the hearing inside the courtroom, which begins at 9:30 a.m. and may last all day. The location is 180 Queen Street West, 7th Floor, Courtroom 7C.

The Clyde River Solidarity Network requests that members of the public who attend the hearing remain peaceful as confrontational actions and disturbances may reflect negatively upon the community of Clyde River.

The Clyde River Solidarity Network is an alliance of advocacy organizations, formed in March 2015 to support the Inuit of Clyde River in their struggle against seismic surveys.

The following articles contain further information about Clyde River’s struggle against seismic surveys:

Inuit Rights Case to be Heard in Toronto

Putting profit before people in the hunt for Arctic oil

Nunavut is still a colony - We should act in solidarity to end its deprivation

Nunavut mayors unanimously support Clyde River seismic fight

Inuit want review of approval for offshore Baffin seismic testing

For more information:

April 20, 2015 at 12pm - 3pm
Federal Court of Canada
180 Queen St W
Toronto , ON M5V 1Z4
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Tori Cress ·
Debora Sipkema Crystal Snclair

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