Video Update + Call for Legal Observers

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Video Update + Call for Legal Observers r1 ... Video Update + Callout for Locals to sign up to be Legal Obersvers Watch and Share this Video Update from the Frontlines Every Day that CGL and the RCMP are kept out of the territory is a victory!

Morale is strong and spirits are high on the frontline and your ongoing support is deeply appreciated by everybody holding the line.

Your work organizing, fundraising and speaking out is making a difference in this historic stand. Please continue to organize protests, pressure politicians, fundraise, and keep those on the frontlines in your prayers.

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Live in Houston or Smithers area? Gidimt'en and Unis'to'ten are calling for people to sign up to be Legal Observers

"YOU DO NOT REQUIRE ANY LEGAL BACKGROUND AT ALL AND, IDEALLY, ARE NOT ACTUALLY A PRACTICING LAWYER. WE ARE MAINLY RECRUITING PEOPLE FROM LOCAL SURROUNDING AREAS.

Gidimt’en and Unist’ot’en are seeking legal observers. Our unceded Wet’suwet’en lands are under attack, with police enforcement of a colonial court injunction possible at any time. Hereditary Chiefs of all five Wet’suwet’en clans have rejected the injunction decision, which criminalizes Anuk ‘nu’at’en (Wet’suwet’en law), and have made clear that no access to Wet’suwet’en territories will be granted without free, prior, and informed consent. The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has also called upon Canada to immediately halt the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline and urged Canada to withdraw RCMP from our territories. Instead of the RCMP standing down, a recent RCMP exclusion zone has further escalated police occupation of our territories.

If you are our neighbor and want to support us meaningfully but haven’t been sure how, this is your chance!

What are legal observers?

A Legal Observer witnesses and monitors the actions of law enforcement agencies and security forces and collects information for the purposes of legal defence. You do not require any legal background at all and, ideally, are actually not a practicing lawyer.

Legal observers
- Do not participate in protest or risk arrest.
- Do not provide legal advice.
- Do not speak to media.
- Do not interfere with police activity.
- Remain “neutral” while observing.

You must commit to:

- Affirming the jurisdiction, leadership, and legal order of the Wet’suwet’en.

- Being available approximately 8-10 hours per week. Legal observers will be observing at a number of possible sites within the territories.

- Completing a training session, currently scheduled for either Monday January 20th or the evening of Thursday January 23rd in Smithers (other workshops are also being scheduled at other locations, over the coming weeks).

- Working collaboratively with your Legal Observer partner on shift, and Legal Observer Team as a whole.

- Safeguarding and keeping confidential any information you collect.

- Being as self-sufficient as possible on the land and terrain, including transport to and from your shift. We are primarily recruiting from surrounding areas, including Smithers, Houston etc, so as to ensure consistency and long-term presence.

- Barring emergencies, being punctual and responsible, with the understanding that the team and our community is relying on you.

We require a team of 50-60 legal observers. Your time and ethical commitment are the most useful assets; all supplies and a comprehensive training will be provided by experienced movement lawyers and/or legal support organizers. Details about legal observer training will be sent to you after you fully complete the form and are approved by Wet’suwet’en spokespeople.

For any questions, contact

Irina Ceric: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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