WARNING: There is a lot going on in Canada now. Solidarity actions all over, including closing the port in Victoria, and blocking roads and railways. Occupying government offices.
The last video of this post is disturbing and should not be seen by children. But for adults it shows the interactions between the land protectors and the police. I included it because I believe we need to see and hear these interactions. I’m not comfortable with some of the ways the videographer interacts with the police but even more don’t approve of what the Canadian government and police are doing to the First Nations people and their supporters across the land.
The song below asks us “Is this the legacy you want to leave? Is this the best contribution to the world that you’re capable of making? Will your grandchildren be proud of you?“
Dylan Penner shared the live video above. This morning 2.10.2020
BREAKING: Indigenous youth and allies occupy Ministry of Justice in Ottawa in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en.
Please call David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General to intervene to have the RCMP stand down: 613-943-6636
Oh Pray TellSTAND DOWN/COME IN
This video was written and recorded on unceded Sinixt tum-ula7xw in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs protecting their lands.
For more information and to support go to http://unistoten.camp.
This song is addressing John Horgan, David Eby, RCMP, Coastal Gas Link, TC energy and all others involved in this oppression.
We invite you to sit down and listen.
This is an appeal for you to really ask yourselves if you feel good about invading Indigenous lands and ripping people from their territories.
Is this the legacy you want to leave? Is this the best contribution to the world that you’re capable of making? Will your grandchildren be proud of you?
We recognize that there is a typo in how we spelled Wet’suwet’en and we will change and replace it with the proper spelling but wanted to get this video out in solidarity today with the news of invasion of Wet’suwet’en territories.
Where would we be with out our Grandmothers?
I wouldn’t even want to know…
Since birth you showed us to understand who we are…
Thank you for all the lessons…
Give them your time and love and be loved…
Time flies when you are with these ones…
If you don’t have a kukum…
Wet’suwet’en is a Nation; Yin’tah is a Country. Canada is a Nation-State
Easily 350 people holding Hastings and Clark! Strong energy and songs being shared
Support from accross the land. Mohawk warriors are stepping in.
Train has been blocked in Kahnawake now too.
CN we said no more trains will passing though our territory till the RCMP retreat from Wetsueten territory. Take your money and influence and pressure your priminister to remove them RCMP!
Jenny Kwanis at Vancouver City Hall.
The world is watching Canada’s colonial history on full display as the RCMP descend on peaceful land defenders of the Wet’suwet’en peoples.
Canada’s commitment to the UN Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples rings hollow when the Prime Minister is acting as a bystander and refuses to meet with the Wet’suwet’en He retiary Chiefs. The Provincial government has passed Bill C-41, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act – a significant and historical moment, but Bill C-41 must apply to Coastal GasLink. Government’s commitment to UNDRIP needs to in action, not just words.
As arrests continue, there is an uprising all across the country. People from all four directions are rallying in support of the Wet’suwet’en peoples, shutting down roads, rail lines, ports and train. Indigenous youth are occupying the BC Legislature. Today, I attended the rally at City Hall and scores of people showed up in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en peoples and I stand with them as a settler ally.
The RCMP needs to stand down. The path forward needs to be guided by the UN Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. “Free, prior and informed consent” must be recognized. Action needs to be rooted in dialogue and not RCMP arrests. The free press needs to be able to do their job. Canada needs to end its colonial approach.
#WetsuwetenStrong #UNDRIP UBCIC UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Extinction Rebellion Nanaimo
ACTION: HIGHWAY 19 BLOCKADED AT EXIT 117 FOR WET’SUWET’EN
To whom it may concern:
A group K’omoks Territories land and water defenders and concerned Comox Valley residents are currently blockading Vancouver Island Inland highway in BC at exit 117, preventing southbound and northbound traffic from passing or entering the highway southbound at this exit and from exiting northbound at this exit.
This action will be taking place indefinitely in support of Wet’suwet’en and the courageous youth at the the Victoria Legislature.
What is happening in Wet’suwet’en is a blatant violation of Wet’suwet’en Hereditary law which, as Wet’suwet’en is unceded territory, is protected under the Canadian Constitution. This means the government of Canada is required to dialogue with and receive consent from the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs prior to any activity on this land.
The disregard of this law is a continuation of the cultural genocide and violent oppression of indigenous peoples that Canada has perpetuated for its entire relationship with First Nations
The forceful removal of a people from their own land to facilitate the trespassing of a multinational company bent on the destruction of said land, poisoning of their water, and eradication of the natural heritage upon which their culture is based is nothing short of an international crime. It has been condemned as such by the international community and must stop. The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau must enter negotiations with Wet’suwet’en on a nation to nation basis. Premier John Horgan of BC must order the RCMP to stand down immediately and exit Wet’suwet’en territory.
This crime is one in a series that has not only violated first Nations, Métis, and Inuit rights and furthered cultural genocide, but has also irreversibly destroyed the natural world upon which we all depend and is rapidly destabilizing our climate to the point that it will cause the collapse of all human society if not halted immediately.
We are fighting for our culture, rights, and very lives.
We urge you to consider the legacy this destruction is leaving for future generations and indeed the children and youth alive today.
For more information, phone 778-689-1286
#ShutDownCanada #WetsuwetenStrong #AllEyesonWetsuweten
The following video is disturbing and not for children to see.
Camp Cloud at KM Surveillance Post