Capitalism must be reprogrammed with mutual aid

There is a lot of attention on the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland. I am certain little will be done that can even slow down the rapidly accelerating environmental chaos for several reasons. Industrial nations have waited far too long to begin to seriously work to get greenhouse gas emissions under control. While everyContinue reading “Capitalism must be reprogrammed with mutual aid”

This battle is far from over

The conflict in the Wet’suwet’en territories continues. The arrest of hereditary Chief Dsta’hyl and Kolin Sutherland-Wilson was a definite escalation. Both have since been released. We talked about the Wet’suwet’en again this morning as we, Des Moines Mutual Aid, were working on our food project. Support of the Wet’suwet’en isn’t an official project of DesContinue reading “This battle is far from over”

I trust you to backup the people who are protecting the land

In the following video, Kolin Sutherland-Wilson speaks at his arrest yesterday. His message to us is to support the land protectors. “Because we are doing what we know is right, and we are following our truth.“ It is an honor to be here on behalf of the Gitxsan people in support of our brothers andContinue reading “I trust you to backup the people who are protecting the land”

Chief Dsta’hyl and Kolin Sutherland-Wilson arrested

There have been many conflicts and arrests of Wet’suwet’en people by militarized Royal Canadian Mounted Police for years. There are heightened tensions now as construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline has reached the point of drilling under the sacred headwaters of the Wedzin Kwa river. Yesterday Chief Dsta’hyl and Kolin Sutherland-Wilson were arrested and removedContinue reading “Chief Dsta’hyl and Kolin Sutherland-Wilson arrested”

Asserting Indigenous Sovereignty

My prayers are being answered as Indigenous peoples in the lands called Canada and the United States are asserting their authority. It has long been clear to me that fossil fueled capitalism, which is responsible for the deepening environmental chaos, will not voluntarily stop the rape of Mother Earth. There were numerous Indigenous led eventsContinue reading “Asserting Indigenous Sovereignty”

We don’t give up

This first video is an update about what is happening now on the Wet’suwet’en territories. The video at the end, INVASION, was released in November, 2019, and gives an excellent overview of the struggles of the Wet’suwet’en peoples to protect their land and water. The story is well told, but what really affected me wereContinue reading “We don’t give up”

Warrior Life Podcast

Pam Palmater tweeted this episode of Warrior Life Podcast today. She says this podcast is a response to the call for Wet’suwet’en solidarity. Doing her part to help amplify Wet’suwet’en voices about violent RCMP actions happening right now and how we can help. She was not able to conduct a face-to-face interview with Gidimt’en spokesperson,Continue reading “Warrior Life Podcast”

Stop the Genocide

It is such a dichotomy to witness the ongoing invasion of the Wet’suwet’en peoples’ lands by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Coastal Gaslink while truth and reconciliation efforts are supposed to be happening in the lands called Canada and the United States. Even during the observation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the United States.Continue reading “Stop the Genocide”

Completing a circle

I first learned about the Wet’suwet’en peoples in British Columbia when I saw this YouTube video, Coastal Gaslink Evicted from Unist’ot’en Territory, January 5, 2020. Having worked so hard to protect water from the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, I was amazed to see this peaceful eviction of a pipeline company. From that dayContinue reading “Completing a circle”

Witness the reconciliation that Canada has in store for Indigenous people

The following video showing the CIRG (Community-Industry Response Group) is very disturbing. All signs indicate yet another invasion of Wet’suwet’en lands. yintah_access RCMP ENTER COYOTE CAMP The CIRG (Community-Industry Response Group) have been into Coyote Camp everyday. Yesterday they came in and were violent towards our Yintah security, joked about genocide and that they can’tContinue reading “Witness the reconciliation that Canada has in store for Indigenous people”