RCMP at the gates

Say no to pipelines through unceded Indigenous territory.

The RCMP has everything it needs to enforce an injunction against Unist'ot'en camp -- an Indigenous-led reclamation and permanent camp in BC that’s blocking the path of several pipelines.

Send a message to Federal and Provincial Ministers to call on the RCMP and TransCanada to respect the rights of unceded Indigenous territory.

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Last Friday, TransCanada Coastal Gas Link, a massive oil company, was granted an injunction to remove the gate at Unist'ot'en camp and start construction on its fracked gas pipeline despite the... fact that none of the Hereditary Chiefs of any of the Wet'suwet'en Clans have given consent for this pipeline project

The pipeline threatens the hunting, fishing and gathering grounds of the Wet'suwet'en. Unist'ot'en camp has been a testament to Indigenous strength, reclaiming their land and traditions to undo the horrendous damage of colonization. Now, the BC courts are siding with a massive oil corporation, going against Canada’s commitment to honour the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

This injunction is an attack on Indigenous rights but also on the environment. This 670 km pipeline is tapped into the largest fracking project in Canadian history. Now, while the country is watching, is the time for the Federal and Provincial Government to call on the RCMP and TransCanada to respect the rights of unceded Indigenous territory. We have set up an easy to use page so your message will go straight to the inboxes of relevant Ministers.

Please send a message to call on the RCMP and TransCanada to respect the rights and laws of the Unist'ot'en Clan.

The Wet'suwet'en peoples, and the Unist'ot'en clan, have opposed pipeline expansion through their territory for almost a decade. They have never ceded their territory to the Canadian government, through treaty, war or otherwise and are recognized as having title to the land by the Supreme Court of Canada.

Now, the BC courts are trying to force the Wet'suwet'en to allow pipelines to be constructed through their territory. The injunction was granted last Friday and could be enforced anytime. The time to help the Unist'ot'en clan is now.

SumOfUs has been working with Indigenous land defenders to stop pipelines and we know our support counts. Because of thousands of generous members like you, we helped fund the lawsuit by the Tsleil-Waututh that quashed the Trans Mountain pipeline.

And we supported land and water defenders on Lelu Island in their fight to get Petronas to pull out of its LNG project. To make sure that Petronas or any other LNG project never comes back to Lelu Island, SumOfUs committed money to the Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs (RAVEN) Trust, a small but mighty charity that distributes funds to help Indigenous Peoples in Canada defend their treaty rights and the integrity of their traditional lands.

Oil giants like TransCanada are only focused on one thing -- bolstering their profits. But we know that the people have the power to stop major pipeline projects.

Send a message to Federal and Provincial cabinet ministers to call on the RCMP and TransCanada to respect the principles of Free Prior and Informed Consent and the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Thanks for all that you do,
Angus, Amelia, Assya and the team at SumOfUs


More information:

Unist’ot’en Camp faces temporary injunction over pipeline protest . The Toronto Star. 2018-12-15
Timeline of the Campaign: A Timeline. Unist'ot'en Camp. 2015-09-15


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