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”

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”

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”

Wet’suwet’en solidarity

As happened with last year’s violent attacks on the Wet’suwet’en by militarized Royal Canadian Mounted Police, many other First Nations peoples are taking actions in solidarity and support. The Gitxsan have posted on Instagram: “Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs evict MLA Nathan Cullen from Gitxsan Lax’yip [territory].” Their post continues: “The NDP has failed to uphold goodContinue reading “Wet’suwet’en solidarity”

Wet’suwet’en 11.27.2021

There is increasing visibility and support for the LANDBACK movement and what the Wet’suwet’en people are doing now. As you read this, the RCMP’s force is being used against land defenders standing against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline project, which severely violates Indigenous rights, poses a major risk to the ecosystems including local food sources, and increasesContinue reading “Wet’suwet’en 11.27.2021”

Wet’suwet’en updates 11/20/2021

Following are updates from the Wet’suwet’en territory that was invaded again yesterday by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) on behalf of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. Militarized RCMP came with assault rifles and dogs. Three accredited journalists were arrested. Militarized RCMP raided Coyote Camp today, arresting 14 people including Sleydo’, Chief Woos’s daughter, and threeContinue reading “Wet’suwet’en updates 11/20/2021”

RCMP deployed to Wet’suwet’en territory

“RCMP raid is on the horizon.” Gidimt’en Checkpoint. Gidimt’en Checkpoint 11/17/2021 URGENT UPDATE – Dozens of RCMP have deployed onto Wet’suwet’en territory.A charter plane full of RCMP have landed at the Smithers airport, with between 30 and 50 officers equipped with camo duffel bags. Police loaded onto two buses and unmarked, rental pick-up trucks and headedContinue reading “RCMP deployed to Wet’suwet’en territory”

Wet’suwet’en update 11/17/2021

I try to do most of the writing on this blog, rather than sharing tweets and videos. But it is important for those on the frontlines to tell their stories themselves. Some may wonder why I, a white male in the so-called United States, follows so closely and writes about the Wet’suwet’en. There are severalContinue reading “Wet’suwet’en update 11/17/2021”

Wet’suwet’en Enforce Mandatory Evacuation

You never know what might happen when you join a struggle for justice. One day in January 2020, I saw this video, “Coastal Gaslink Evicted from Unist’ot’en Territory”. I was amazed! I had been working for years on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline resistance. But had not known about the Wet’suwet’en peoples inContinue reading “Wet’suwet’en Enforce Mandatory Evacuation”