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An Analysis of Coastal GasLink’s Notice of Application for Injunction

This document provides an analysis of Coastal Gaslink’s Notice of Application for Injunction, filed on November 26, 2018. The analysis breaks down select parts of the application, highlighting the specific strategies used to weaponize Canadian law over Indigenous law and rights, as well as the resulting financial and time disadvantage forced upon Indigenous communities defending their territories.

This resource was created as part of the Yellowhead Institute Land Back Red Paper. The project of land back is about reclaiming Indigenous jurisdiction: breathing life into rights and responsibilities. This Red Paper is about how Canada dispossesses Indigenous peoples from the land, and in turn, what communities are doing to get it back.

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