Greenpeace practicum for BAPC student
Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication student Keri Coles is working with Greenpeace to amplify Inuit concerns and ensure their voices are heard far and wide. On Nov. 30, 2016 Canada’s highest court will hear Clyde River’s case. This is the first time the Supreme Court has ever heard a case from Nunavut and this issue is a crucial test of Justin Trudeau’s commitment to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which requires governments to obtain the free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous Peoples before proceeding with projects that impact them.
Keri is completing her COMM 400 Practicum experience course as a member of the Greenpeace communication team working on highlighting Inuit concerns about the issues currently affecting the community of Clyde River and the pending course case. Keri commented, “it is a precedent-setting court case so I feel extremely fortunate to be working on the Greenpeace comms team leading up to it.”