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Day of Action for Unist'ot'en and Gidimt'en: Lekwungen Territory

WHEN: Tuesday Jan 8th 12:00 noon
WHERE: The BC Legislature, meet at the totem pole.
WHAT: supporting the Unist’ot’en and Gidimt'en against pipeline and tanker expansion

This is a local response on the Lekwungen homeland to a call-out for an international day of action from Wet'suwet'en Access Point on Gidumt'en Territory. They are facing an imminent raid ... by the RCMP along with Uni'stot'en camp by RCMP tactical units for asserting their inalienable land rights against Coastal Gaslinks fracked gas pipeline on their unceded territories.

For years, members of the Unist’ot’en clan have been refusing to allow pipeline construction in their territory. Now, the Gitdumt'en have joined them. Hereditary leaders from both clans and supporters have re-occupied their unceded territory on the path of the proposed CGL pipeline road.

Recently, colonial courts have granted an injunction allowing the RCMP to evict these land defenders from their lands to facilitate construction of a fracked gas pipeline. Members of the RCMP met with Hereditary Chiefs and indicated that specially trained tactical forces will soon be deployed to forcibly remove the camps, checkpoints and people from their land.

In response, local activists in Victoria are showing their support of the Unist’ot’en and Gitim'den outside of the BC Legislature. Supporters will gather at the totem poles on the Legislature lawn (501 Belleville St ) at 12:00 noon on January 8th. Once assembled, we will move onto Belleville St., right outside the Legislature building, and peacefully refuse access to the street in symbolic solidarity with the rights of traditional leaders to refuse access to their territories.

Our message is clear: indigenous law is the law of the land on unceded territories, and traditional title-holders have the right to refuse access to their lands. Disregarding this ancient law in order to further expand fossil fuel production during a time of extreme climate crisis is totally unacceptable. Agents of the corporate state will face resistance if they continue to pursue resource colonialism during this climate emergency.

No RCMP siege for fracked gas pipelines on stolen native land!

More info https://www.facebook.com/events/349138225682093/?notif_t=plan_edited&notif_id=1546803938616398

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