Wet’suwet’en 1/11/2022

The last time I wrote about the Wet’suwet’en was January 2nd, RCMP Invasion expected on Wet’suwet’en territory. It’s not that the RCMP have left, but there has been a change in tactics. The threat continues. There’s no question that I am guilty of painting on the street because the reason is so important. Shawn SelwayContinue reading “Wet’suwet’en 1/11/2022”

Notes to myself

This morning I’m seeking guidance for a way to discuss the concepts of, and my experiences with Mutual Aid in preparation for a discussion about that with my Quaker meeting. Quakers have a long tradition of prayerfully reflecting upon a series of questions, we call queries, to facilitate our discussions of topics like education, socialContinue reading “Notes to myself”

RCMP Invasion expected on Wet’suwet’en territory

Readers of my blogs know what an influence the struggles of the Wet’suwet’en peoples have had on my life. It was at a vigil for the Wet’suwet’en in February, 2020, that I met Ronnie James and became involved in Des Moines Mutual Aid. Links to articles about the Wet’suwet’en can be found below. I amContinue reading “RCMP Invasion expected on Wet’suwet’en territory”

Iowa Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

As I’ve been writing (see table below), the Wet’suwet’en peoples have declared the week of December 20 as a time for international support for their struggle to stop the completion of the Coastal GasLink pipeline through their pristine lands and water. The map shows only two actions were planned in the Midwest. One is theContinue reading “Iowa Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en”

Defund Coastal GasLink

Today (12/22/2021) we will be gathering in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en peoples at 4:00 PM. at the Chase Bank, 3621 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310. Chase is one of the major institutions funding fossil fuel projects, including the Coastal GasLink pipeline being built on Wet’suwet’en lands. Pressuring financial institutions to divest funds fromContinue reading “Defund Coastal GasLink”


The complete title of the post quoted below is “WET’SUWET’EN RESISTANCE AND SOLIDARITY: EVICTING THE COLONIZERS” By YintahAccess.com, December 19, 2021. Wet’suwet’en land defenders have reminded us through their recent re-capture of Coyote Camp – injunctions are only pieces of paper. Canadian law has no legitimacy on stolen land. #LANDBACK Reconciliation at GunpointCONTENT WARNING: DetailedContinue reading “EVICTING COLONIZERS”

International Week of Action to Defund Coastal GasLink

Join the International Week of Action to Defund Coastal GasLink starting December 20 Toolkit: 20 December Week of Action to #DefundCoastalGasLink.This toolkit is for grassroots activists wishing to take part in the week of action the week of December 20st against Coastal Gaslink’s partners.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q7GBPhpkCBn5f4_X-oxUpDHNnkZsqXsg01eaaM-KLMU/edit There will be a gathering in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en peoplesContinue reading “International Week of Action to Defund Coastal GasLink”

Call on RBC to stop funding Coastal GasLink pipeline

Divestment from banks that fund fossil fuel projects has long been an effective way to bring attention to the financial institutions involved in such projects. https://jeffkisling.com/?s=divest I’ve (@ran activist @jakislin) been involved in numerous divestment campaigns. As one example, in 2015 I was involved with a divestment campaign by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) toContinue reading “Call on RBC to stop funding Coastal GasLink pipeline”

Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Statements

Wet’suwet’en individuals collaborated on making this compilation of testimonials stating their support of the actions to protect Wedzin Bin and to state their solidarity with the Cas Yikh of the Gitdimt’en. We are so grateful for those who stand unified with the decisions of our dinï ze’ and tsakë ze’ who made a formal declarationContinue reading “Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Statements”

Canadian pipeline and railway protests

Railway protests across Canada in support of the Wet’suwet’en and other First Nation peoples have been used effectively for several years. Following are excerpts from a detailed discussion of Canadian railway protests found on Wikipedia. “Rail was a harbinger of colonized settlements and the genocide of Indigenous peoples.” And among the other interesting things inContinue reading “Canadian pipeline and railway protests”