TransCanada has filed an injunction for the forceful removal of the Indigenous re-occupation of Unist’ot’en territory. The deadline for the Unist’ot’en to remove the gate is scheduled for 3:45pm this evening.
Coastal Gaslink (TransCanada subsidiary), has also launched a civil lawsuit against Freda Huson and Smogelgem (Warner Naziel), pressuring the caretakers of Unist’ot’en territory to allow access for the construction of the fracked gas pipeline. Wet’suwet’en Chiefs have unanimously rejected the pipelines.
The following are urgent actions needed for support:
Legal funds for the Unist’ot’en land defenders are absolutely crucial and a main priority at this time. This is the only legal fundraiser for the Unist’ot’en Camp that goes directly to the hosts, with funds deposited in 24 hours.
Wherever you live, on Turtle Island or beyond, we need you to take FIVE MINUTES to send emails RIGHT NOW to tell the provincial and federal governments, RCMP, and industry: they do not have jurisdiction on unceded lands. Emphasize the following three points:
1) The TransCanada Coastal GasLink pipeline does not have the collective free, prior, and informed consent of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. All the Wet’suwet’en Clans have rejected the Coastal GasLink pipeline.
2) The injunction and enforcement order ignores the jurisdiction and authority of Wet’suwet’enhereditary chiefs and feast system of governance, and criminalizes land defenders.
3) Demand that the provincial government, federal government, RCMP, and industry commit to upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Anuk Nu’at’en (Wet’suwet’en laws), and that NO RCMP enforcement against Unist’ot’en/Giltseyu-Dark House take place on their unceded lands. Reconciliation and respecting UNDRIP means that Unist’ot’en not be made another Oka or Standing Rock.
EMAIL LIST TO SEND SOLIDARITY MESSAGES:
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Visit the camp
Frontline support is needed at the camp. You must fill out the Camp Registration Form before coming. The road is currently under winter conditions. At this time only well-equipped 4×4’s can get in. Parking is limited. When you register to visit, please indicate if you will need a place to park in town, and/or a shuttle into the camp.