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Line of Defence

Side by Side for Mother Earth


From: Unsettling Canada


Line of Defence focuses on Indigenous peoples’ role in acting as environmentalist across the world, as the children and the defenders of the land. The chapter explores activism against the environmental destruction caused by the forestry and oil industry, etc.



Arthur Manuel

Arthur Manuel fought for decades for Indigenous land and human rights in Canada and internationally. He participated in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues from its inception in 2002 and served as spokesperson for the Indigenous Network on Economies and Trade (INET) from 2003 to 2016. Working through INET, Manuel succeeded in having the struggle for Aboriginal title and treaty rights injected into international financial institutions, setting important precedents for Aboriginal title and rights in Canada. Manuel was a spokesperson for the Defenders of the Land.