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Peel Events in Ottawa and Yukon

For the latest information and links to register for particular events, visit this site.


The Peel Goes to Ottawa: Yukon Send-Off

Sunday March 19 at 3-5:30pm, Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
Listen to First Nations chiefs bring words from their communities; enjoy dessert and live music; and reflect on the journey we've taken together.

Supreme Court of Canada Hearing: Live Whitehorse Viewing

Wednesday, March 22 at 6 or 6:30am, Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
Gather with others to watch the live broadcast of the Supreme Court hearing from Ottawa. This will be a drop-in event with light food provided. Join for a portion or the entire hearing.


Peel Retrospective Exhibit

March 19-22, Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (Elders' Studio)
A display of past Protect the Peel campaign materials will be set up for the public to enjoy. The exhibit will be open from the Yukon Send-Off on March 19 until the Supreme Court of Canada hearing on March 22 and available to view during the Centre's regular operating hours. 


If you are planning to attend the Supreme Court of Canada hearing in Ottawa, here are a few things to know:


  • The hearing is between 2-3 hours long and will take place on March 22 starting at 9:30am Ottawa time.
  • Public seating in the courtroom is based on a first-come, first-served basis. There is the possibility of overflow room being opened to the public to watch the hearing on TV.
  • We can provide advice, but we are not able to provide financial or logistical support for your travel to or accommodations in Ottawa. 

Special screening of the Peel Project

Sunday, March 19, 6-8:30pm, Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St., Ottawa ON K1S 3X3; tickets cash only at the door
The documentary film of six young artists journeying through the Peel, creating works of art, and learning from First Nations communities

Water Ceremony for the Peel Watershed

Tuesday, March 21 (time and location TBD)
Yukon and Ontario First Nations will hold a water ceremony to commemorate the Peel case being heard by the Supreme Court of Canada. The ceremony will be performed by grandmothers from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Band. 


Supreme Court of Canada Hearing

Wednesday, March 22, 9:30am EST, Supreme Court of Canada, 301 Wellington Street, Ottawa ON K1A 0J1
-Press conference to follow at 1:30pm EST
-Possible group photo on the Supreme Court steps for Yukoners


Peel Portrait Gallery Reception

Wednesday, March 22 | 5pm: Public Reception
SAW Gallery, 61 Nicholas St, Ottawa ON K1N 7B9

On March 22, there will be a reception for the CPAWS and YCS portrait project: Protecting the Peel Watershed: Voices from Canada's North. The exhibit features the faces and words of people who have a deep connection to the Peel Watershed. The public reception will include a Q&A with the curators and featured individuals. The exhibit will be open from March 20-31 in Ottawa, and then will travel to the Yukon at a later date.


Protecting the Peel Watershed: Indigenous rights, conservation and the law

Thursday, March 23 at 3pm, Carleton University, 252 MacOdrum Library, 1125 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa ON K1S 5B6

This panel discussion featuring Thomas Berger and representatives from the First Nations and environmental groups will bring the story of the Peel Watershed case to a university audience. It coincides with the Berger Inquiry Exhibit, being displayed at Carleton University at the same time. This event is free, but seating is limited to 100, so please register as soon as possible.

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