Westwood Lab Head, Dr. Alana Westwood, and Dr. Sarah Otto from University of British Columbia published an opinions article in iPolitics, “Rebuilding from a pandemic should strive to pay off Canada’s ecological debt”.
Citation: Westwood, A. & Otto, S. (2020). Rebuilding from a pandemic should strive to pay off Canada’s ecological debt. iPolitics.
In response to the violence against Mi’Kmaw leaders, fishers and fisheries in southwestern Nova Scotia, Dr. Alana Westwood and her colleagues from the School for Resource and Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University co-signed a letter to Prime Minister Justine Trudeau.
The letter, sent in by Dr. Karen Beazley, outlined their support for the Mi’kmaq and their right to hunt, fish, travel and conduct trade in Wabanaki according to the Treaties of Peace and Friendship of the 1750s and 1760s. The letter also urged the Government of Canada to protect the Indigenous leaders, fishers and fisheries against further violence and bring justice to the perpetrators.