Following are a few of the actions in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en land protectors.
The following two videos are posted on Dakota Bear’s Facebook page. It is fascinating to see an action developing as he is filming it. This is a great teaching film for organizing spontaneous (or other) direct actions. They are shutting down traffic from Vancouver City Hall to Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy office (George Heyman) in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders and water protectors.
He talks about the media blackout and thus social media, such as his video, is how to get the word out. He explains bandannas over the face is to thwart facial recognition. You can hear him telling people where to go, complain about data usage and expense on his cell phone, telling the police he doesn’t need any help from them, etc.
#IdleNoMore #wetsuewetenstrong #tinyhouswarriors
The following video and photo are from Kwekwecnewtxw – Coast Salish Watch House @kwekwecnewtxw
BC Attorney General David Eby’s office is under occupation! UBC 350, UBC Social Justice Centre, Our Time – Vancouver, are occupying David Eby’s office in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en to stop a fracked gas pipeline that does not have the consent of the hereditary chiefs. ✊ UBCC350 was live. January 28 at 12:19 PM
Youth are occupying Attorney General David Eby‘s office in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Nation. His government claims to be committed to the implementation of UNDRIP, so we ask they withdraw their support of Coastal GasLink. No consent means no pipeline. You can call John Horgan directly to support the Wet’suwet’en and ask for him and his government to support the rights of Indigenous Peoples in so-called British Columbia. (250) 387-1715 January 28
Members of the Penticton Indian Band protested on the steps of Penticton law courts Monday morning in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who oppose the construction of a natural gas pipeline in Northern B.C.Penticton Indian Band stages protest in support of Wet’suwet’en. BY SHELBY THOM GLOBAL NEWS, Posted January 27, 2020 5:37 pm
Chief Chad Eneas said the band stands in solidarity with the hereditary chiefs of the Wet‘suwet’en in the protection and defense of their unceded territory.
“The message is that we are standing united, our heredity chief and our elected chief systems that were in place before colonization and settlement here, that’s the real need for reconciliation,” Eneas told reporters as the protest moved across the street to Gyro Park.
“The reason that we are here is because we want a peaceful resolution and to move away from that colonial strategy of denial and divide and conquer.”
This link is to a good video summarizing the standoff between the Wet’suwet’en peoples and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. GLOBAL NEWS HOUR AT 6 BC January 14 2020 10:16pm