Category Archives: Wet’suwet’en

Indigenous Resistance and Decolonization

It is sad during this season that is supposed to be about peace on earth, to know state sanctioned violence continues in the lands called Canada and the United States. I was alarmed early this year when I began to … Continue reading

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Mi’kmaw fishing rights

Early this year I began following the news about the Wet’suwet’en peoples and their struggles to prevent the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline from being built on their lands. The situation is complicated because there is a conflict regarding who … Continue reading

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This just reminds me of the first time that white people came

I haven’t heard much news from the Wet’suwet’en peoples for a while. As has happened to some extent everywhere, things have slowed down because of the pandemic. One exception are those racing to further rape Mother Earth, to extract fossil … Continue reading

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Land Theft, Land Back

As highlighted above, there are two broad categories of wrongs against Indigenous Peoples, land theft and genocide. Until recently, I’ve studied the genocide. Researched the history and consequences of the Indian boarding/residential schools. And in particular the Quaker involvement in … Continue reading

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Haudenosaunee Land Defenders

Recent news from Six Nations Land Defenders. Six Nations Land Defenders have mobilized to stop the the Mackenzie Meadows housing development project bordering the town of Caledonia. Mackenzie Meadows is one of several housing developments within the area that are … Continue reading

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Coastal GasLink Pipeline’s continued destruction

During the past week as I’ve been writing about the webinar series, “Working Toward Right Relationship with Indigenous Peoples”, I’ve continued to hear bad news about the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline on the Wet’suwet’en people’s territory. “This is … Continue reading

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The Tower

Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the siege of Kahnasatake, a 78-day standoff between the provincial and federal governments and Mohawks there (Oka). https://jeffkisling.com/2020/07/10/30th-anniversary-of-oka/ Similar militarized actions by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police against the Wet’suwet’en people and their territory … Continue reading

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30th Anniversary of Oka

**If Tomorrow is too short notice please organize actions throughout the month of July. The Siege on Kahnasatake lasted 78 days “In 1990, we (Wet’suwet’en community members) held a solidarity blockade, during #Oka. Our youth passed out pamphlets & read them … Continue reading

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Noncompliance order for Coastal GasLink Pipeline

This has been a rough week for pipelines in the United States. Now the Coastal GasLink pipeline has been forced to stop construction near protected wetlands. A victory for the Wet’suwet’en peoples who have been working to protect their territory … Continue reading

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We are the land speaking for itself

The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed actions related to the Wet’suwet’en people’s efforts to stop the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline from being built on their territories. Unfortunately the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were recently seen patrolling a Wet’suwet’en cultural … Continue reading

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