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Friends,

This weekend we're donating 50% of every donation we receive to the Gidimt’en Checkpoint, where land defenders are facing violent, militarized RCMP enforcement on sovereign Wet’suwet’en territory.

In the midst of a state of emergency, with people stranded across the province and homes under water, the BC Government is using precious resources to deploy a massive show of force by the RCMP in support of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project.

BC is reeling from multiple unprecedented climate disasters in less than a year. Meanwhile, the BC government continues to deploy tax-payer funded RCMP forces to violently defend corporate interests over Indigenous sovereignty and public good.

We’re fighting the same fight. Enough is enough.

Let’s show some love for the Wet’suwet’en in this critical moment.

DONATE BACKGROUND

The Wet’suwet’en people, under the governance of their hereditary chiefs and matriarchs, have been successfully defending the Yintah and sacred waters of The Wedzinkwa from the proposed CGL pipeline since 2009.

Currently, they are standing in the way of the largest fracking project in Canadian history. The Coastal GasLink pipeline, owned by TC Energy, would connect the fracking operations of Northeastern B.C. with a Liquefied Natural Gas facility in the coastal town of Kitimat.

If completed, the CGL pipeline would establish the beginning of an “energy corridor” in Northern BC, expediting the construction of subsequent bitumen and fracked gas pipelines through sovereign Wet’suwet’en territory and across Northern BC. All along its path ecological destruction, man camps and very few local jobs.

Just as they did at Fairy Creek, the RCMP are implementing unlawful exclusion zones at Gidimt’en Checkpoint, barring media from observing enforcement. They've refused to allow medicines or food through, and have already arrested 20 -30 land defenders, including Elders, legal observers, and journalists.

The current militant RCMP response is in reaction to the recent eviction notice served to Coastal GasLink pipeline employees by the Gidimt’en Clan on November 14. Only days later, militarized RCMP and CIRG units, at the direction of THE COURTS and government, flooded into the Yintah to defend private corporate interests and continue Canada’s legacy of genocide of Indigenous peoples on stolen land. We're honoured to do this work as guests on traditional territory of the Pacheedaht and Ditidaht First Nations. We work with utmost respect for the land and all its relations, human and nonhuman. Please help us by forwarding this newsletter to any friends or family you feel would like to be involved or learn more. They can join our list here.

About Us

Were a volunteer driven, grassroots direct-action campaign to protect the last stands of globally significant ancient temperate rainforest in British Columbia. We stand in solidarity with Elder Bill Jones of the Pacheedaht Nation. This movement is also grateful for the guidance and support of future Hereditary Chief of Pacheedaht and Ditidaht, Victor Peter, and Pacheedaht band member Whale Tail Jones. We hold our hands up to the many Chiefs and Elders from other territories and Nations who have visited and shown support and solidarity.

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