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Press Release


Title: Heiltsuk Nation Advocates for Indigenous Cultural Protection in Marine Oil Spill Legislation

For immediate release: March 20, 2024

Heiltsuk Nation calls upon United Nations agency to ensure laws address Indigenous cultural losses from marine oil spills

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Join us as we delve into the critical issue of protecting Indigenous cultures in the wake of marine oil spills. In this compelling YouTube video, we explore the impassioned plea made by the Heiltsuk Nation before the International Maritime Organization (IMO), urging for stronger laws to address the devastating cultural impacts experienced by Indigenous communities. Led by Heiltsuk elected Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett, we uncover the profound consequences of the 2016 Nathan E. Stewart oil spill on Heiltsuk ancestral territories, shedding light on the ongoing struggles for compensation and restoration measures. Don't miss this opportunity to stand in solidarity with the Heiltsuk Nation as they advocate for justice and preservation of Indigenous ways of life. Watch now and join the movement for cultural protection and environmental justice.

Recognizing Cultural Losses Caused by Marine Spills in Indigenous Territory
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