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”

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”

Canada’s Standing Rock

CONTENT WARNING: POLICE VIOLENCE In the early hours of Friday November 19, Gitxsan land defenders set up a railway blockade in the town of New Hazelton (situated about 130 kilometres north of Houston) in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en under siege by heavily armed RCMP forces. On Saturday November 20, Gitxsan land defender Kolin Sutherland-Wilson told journalistContinue reading “Canada’s Standing Rock”

I can’t breathe

CONTENT WARNING: POLICE VIOLENCE I first learned about the concepts of #LANDBACK and the work of the Wet’suwet’en peoples’ work to protect their pristine land and water from construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in January 2020. One of the first things I saw was the following video. In it Denzel Sutherland-Wilson talks about landContinue reading “I can’t breathe”

Criminalization of Indigenous land defenders

Just prior to COP26, more than 120 organizations signed the Call to Action from the Global Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice that states: “We call on all governments to respect the right of freedom of expression and peaceful protest, and to immediately halt the criminalization of land defenders, whose efforts are central to a climate-just world.” ThatContinue reading “Criminalization of Indigenous land defenders”

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”

Urgent: RCMP now raiding Gidimt’en Checkpoint

“This is Sleydo over here on Cas Yih Yintah. The RCMP have moved in this morning on Gidimt’en Checkpoint. CGL is enforcing their own injunction order.  They started this morning on both ends of the blockade at 63 with a bunch of heavy machinery, chasing somebody with a dozer, they had rock trucks.  Currently rightContinue reading “Urgent: RCMP now raiding Gidimt’en Checkpoint”

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”