Updated information posted at the end.
|In the last week the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary chiefs have reached an important memorandum of understanding with the province and federal government to recognize their title moving forward. The agreement is an important victory that was made possible because people have been willing to struggle and force the government to come to the table, but it does not address the conflict with CGL and the RCMP and that struggle continues. See the full statement from Gidemt’en Access Point below. |
This Thursday at Noon Freda Huson, Molly Wickham, and many more powerful speakers or holding an online rally to give updates on the struggle and demand that KKR, a crucial potential investor for CGL, not fund Coastal Gas Link.
Please join and help get the word out by sharing the Registration Link and Facebook Event Page
Rally Speaker List
💥 Freda Huson: Unist’ot’en Clan member, spokesperson Unist’ot’en Camp, and founder of the Unist’ot’en healing centre
💥 Molly Wickham: Gidimt’en Clan member and spokesperson Wet’suwet’en Access Point on Gidimt’en Territory
💥 Tlux’shaa’du’stee, Liz Marin: Member of United for Respect who has fought and won against KKR in the past
💥 Janet MacGillivray: J.D., L.L.M., and Executive Director of Seeding Sovereignty
💥 Delee Nikal Wet’suwet’en Organizer from Gidimt’en Clan
During these difficult times we remember our teachings and our laws. Our Dinï ze’ reminisce and discuss these destructive changes.
We echo our neighbours and relatives “Heal the land, heal the people” and encourage everyone to prepare for the worst as we pray for the best. Keep your language speakers safe and lean into the land for health and safety.
Hereditary Chief Gisday’wa speaking about meeting with Mohawks:
“When I thanked them for everything they’ve done for us, they shake my and and said ‘No. We thank you. You guys are the heroes for what you’re doing for your territory.’ That’s why they’re backing us up. Same with the young people in Vancouver and everywhere. If we’re not happy with what’s happening, we’ll stop Canada again. The Mohawks are ready, all across Canada people are ready.”
Join the #WetsuwetenStrong Virtual Rally to Stop the Coastal GasLink Pipeline
Despite the COVID-19 crisis, TC Energy is still going ahead with Coastal GasLink pipeline construction and sending workers into “man camps” and federal police officers onto Wet’suwet’en territories, putting communities at even more risk.
KKR and JP Morgan Chase, two of the pipeline’s biggest investors, must be held accountable for ignoring the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, putting the Wet’suwet’en land and water at risk, endangering Indigenous women by building man camps along the route, and fueling the climate crisis.
While the COVID-19 pandemic may keep us from gathering in the streets, it cannot stop the movement of defiant and uncompromising #WetsuwetenStrong support. Let’s seize the moment and show up for the Wet’suwet’en people.
Join us for a virtual rally and online day of action to #ShutDownKKR on May 7th and let’s stop the Coastal GasLink Pipeline!
Time May 7, 2020 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Thanks for telling the KKR executives to drop the purchase of TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink pipeline! We are #WetsuwetenStrong together!
If we get enough people to mobilize, we can stop the financing of Coastal GasLink.
Can you spread the word to keep up our momentum?
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Or you can send your friends this link: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/cecfd31e8c380b4e3661868635eba0a6ce10da17?source=direct_link&
Or copy and paste the email below. KKR must be held accountable for defying the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, wanting to put Indigenous land and people at risk, and fueling the climate crisis.
Vanessa Butterworth and the rest of Rising Tide North America
Copy and paste this email to friends to spread the word:
Subject: Send a letter — Tell KKR: Don’t invest in the Coastal GasLink pipeline and respect Indigenous rights now!
Body: Friend, I wrote a letter for the Action Network letter campaign — Tell KKR: Don’t invest in the Coastal GasLink pipeline and respect Indigenous rights now! Here’s the scoop. Over the past five years, TC Energy (formally Trans Canada) has tried to build the Coastal GasLink pipeline on Wet’suwet’en land, defiantly ignoring assertions from the hereditary chiefs of their rights and title and their lack of consent for the project. And, despite the COVID-19 crisis, TC Energy is still going ahead with construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline and sending more workers and federal police officers onto Wet’suwet’en territories, putting communities at even more risk. The Coastal GasLink pipeline threatens Wet’suwet’en land, water, air, and people. KKR is one of the Coastal GasLink pipeline’s biggest potential investors, with plans to purchase 65% of the Coastal GasLink pipeline with Alberta Investment Management Corp (AIMCo). It’s is a US-based private equity firm with an atrocious record of putting profits over employees, people, and the environment.
If we #ShutDownKKR, we can stop the Coastal GasLink Pipeline — but we need to mobilize online together right now.
Can you join me and write a letter?
Click here: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/cecfd31e8c380b4e3661868635eba0a6ce10da17?source=email&& KKR must be held accountable for defying #Wetsuweten hereditary chiefs, wanting to put Indigenous land and people at risk, and fueling the climate crisis.
PS: If you have the resources to donate or organize online in your community, or want to learn more about the Wet’suwet’en community’s assertion of rights and title, find it here in their supporter toolkit
http://unistoten.camp/supportertoolkit/?source=email&& Here’s also more info from Gidimt’en access point https://www.facebook.com/wetsuwetenstrong/?source=email&&