Wet’suwet’en Strong Updates 2.7.2020

Unist’ot’en Camp
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URGENT UPDATES
Feb 7, 2020:
9:52 am – The plow clearing the road is being escorted into Gidimten by two tactical units and 11 other RCMP.
9:48 am – The RCMP have arrived at Gidimten checkpoint, and are walking into the camp. We’ve heard 8 regular RCMP and one tactical RCMP officer are on foot.
The plow is moving forward to plow into the gate at 44.
9:39 am – RCMP walking on foot to checkpoint at 44km. A plow is now visible approaching the Gidimten checkpoint, clearing the way for RCMP.
8:45 am – RCMP are apparently idling around the corner from the Gidimten checkpoint. We’re hearing reports that they are under drone surveillance. We heard this this morning that the convoy of RCMP was 2km long.
8:15 am – 55 vehicles were seen heading up the road past 27km towards the Gidimten checkpoint. We’ve just heard 44km can hear RCMP but have no visual.
#WETSUWETENSTRONG
For more updates see Wet’suwet’en Access Point on Gidimt’en Territory
For Gidimt’en’s call to action: http://www.yintahaccess.com
Donate to Gidimt’en camp: https://www.gofundme.com/f/gidimt039en-strong
Unist’ot’en Supporter toolkit: unistoten.camp/supportertoolkit2020/
Unist’ot’en legal fund: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/unistoten2020legalfund


Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief speaks with reporters outside the RCMP’s exclusion zone | APTN News
Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief NaMoks speaks with reporters outside the RCMP’s exclusion zone Thursday.
Police raided the camps in the early morning hours sending in dozens of vehicles and banning media from entering although three outlets were already embedded in the camps.


2/7/2020 10:32 am
This is the convoy headed up to Gidimt’en camp today at 44 km. Please come to support us at the Gathering Place at 27 km today or show your solidarity where you stand.
ways to support: www.yintahaccess.com #WetsuwetenStrong 
Wet’suwet’en Access Point on Gidimt’en Territory


Wetsuweten Solidarity Victoria


Indigenous Solidarity Ottawa


Sovereign Likhts’amisyu

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The following image and story is by Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie

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I woke up this morning with such anxiety hearing about the RCMP colonial raid of Wet’suwet’en lands where 6 land defenders and allies were arrested and also forcing media out. I’ve been supporting the Indigenous youth and allies here in Winnipeg since Tuesday morning who’ve been occupying Dan Vandal’s office, MP of Northern Affairs, for over 56 HOURS and counting, whom which don’t plan on leaving until he fulfills their demands which include a public statement condemning the RCMP raids and exclusion zones, stating publicly that “consultation does not give automatic consent” and to respect the demands by the hereditary chiefs of Wet’suwet’en who are fully opposed to Coastal Gas Link pipeline project on their unceded traditional territory.

I’ve already been personally attacked today claiming that holding Dan Vandal accountable towards respecting Indigenous rights in Wet’suwet’en lands as a democratic elected minister is somehow an attack on themselves and thus I’m being laterally violent for hurting their feelings. But I’ve also received so much love and support from people who truly respect me and know where my heart lies. I will always side with the land, waters, and the youth who are in LOCKDOWN for those sacred lands and waters. I wanted to show my love and appreciation for these young people who are standing up by sharing my gift of making art for the cause.

I wanted to feature my best friend Kakeka Thundersky who is currently in lockdown in Dan’s office. We knew the RCMP were going to raid their lands which is why we came to Dan’s office in the first place to put pressure on the government, RCMP, and to be in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en…but sadly up to this point he has failed us. The RCMP raid has now happened. And other camps are still under threat for colonial evasion. The youth in lockdown will be meeting with Dan Vandal tomorrow at 11am to discuss these demands and to expect he make a public statement on where he stands, either for Indigenous rights or for colonialism? We are fed up with government passing the buck on who has jurisdiction, when NO COLONIAL GOVERNMENT OR COMPANY OR POLICE FORCE HAS ANY RIGHT ON UNCEDED WET’SUWET’EN LANDS LET ALONE REMOVE PEOPLE OFF THEIR OWN LANDS!

We must hold every politician accountable for their involvement and their complicity in contemporary colonialism in Canada! You don’t get to reconcile while steal the land away from the people who need the land to survive and then just look away!

#WetsuwetenStrong
#IndigenousYouthForWetsuweten
#landback
#RespectIndigenousLaw
#RCMPBACKOFF


Trains along the Belleville-Kingston corridor came to a standstill as a demonstration is being staged on the CN Rail in the late afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020.
Via Rail confirmed that trains stopped moving in both Kingston and Belleville due to the demonstration, and posts on social media state the protest is in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en as the RCMP has moved in on the anti-pipeline camp at Wet’suwet’en territory in B.C. and arrests have been made. The demonstration is taking place on the train tracks at Wyman Road, which is near Shannonville between Kingston and Belleville.
Demonstrators on the scene at Wyman Road indicated they will be letting one or two trains through every now and then as the protest continues, however, after making that agreement with the rail authorities, it was clear that CN and Via Rail had made a concerted effort to place trains back to back, as four trains moved through the demonstration, firing up the angers of those in attendance.
Those with Via Rail indicated they believed the trains would all be moving again within an hour and a half, however, it is unknown when the protest will end.
“The call was put out this morning saying ‘Rise!’ because of the things that are continuing to go on in Wet’suwet’en,” said a protestor at the train tracks who requested to remain anonymous.
“We can’t sit by and watch what they’re doing and do nothing. It’s genocide. The Canadian people need to be ashamed and not allow it. This country was born in genocide,” he said.

Trains stopped locally due to demonstration in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en by Tori Stafford, Kinstonist, February 6, 2020

The flag of those demonstrating waves in the wind at the railway crossing being closed off intermittently by demonstrators in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en. Photo by Cris Vilela.

“We make conscious decisions to either sit back and watch, or stand up and be heard.
We make choices as to whether protect our future generations, or we allow for a destitute future for them.
We make choices as to enter the uncomfortable place of change & movement, or we continue on this downward spiral.
What will your choice be? Will you sit back and allow for human rights violations to occur, or will you #RiseUp with us?”

-Wet’suwete’n Access Point at Gidemt’en Facebook Page
As you read this rail lines are being shut down and people are flooding the streets of so called Canada.
Join the movement! Rise up!

INTERNATIONAL MOBILIZATION EVENT PAGE

VANCOUVER: Meet Friday at Woodland Park at 2:30 PM
VANCOUVER: https://www.facebook.com/events/258799555104681/
Sunday at 1 at City Hall
NORTH VANCOUVER: Today at 1 PM MLA Bowinn Ma’s Office 50-221 Esplande Ave
VICTORIA: https://www.facebook.com/events/206313827165150/
Rally at the BC Legislature today at noon
VICTORIA 2: https://www.facebook.com/events/183252849712935/
Invasion Screening Sunday at 6 PM
ABBOTSFORD: https://www.facebook.com/events/122380975793432/
2 PM Friday at City Hall
BAY AREA: https://www.facebook.com/events/180970053115056/
Ongoing Phone Zap
COURTENAY BC: https://www.facebook.com/events/552752971982802/
Friday at 1 PM at MLA Ronna Rae’s Office on 4th st
CHILLIWACK: https://www.facebook.com/events/535181934012134/
Today at 3 at Chilliwack law Courts
DES MOINES IOWA: https://www.facebook.com/events/174522197214378/
Friday at 5:30

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