Solidarity Statements


Statements of Support for Wet’suwet’en

If you are part of an Indigenous nation, organization, labour union, academic department, faith group, or community group, join 100s of others to organize a Solidarity Statement in support of Wet’suwet’en jurisdiction and governance.

Send your Solidarity Statements to

(Please note URL web links are much preferred to PDFs)


List last updated: March 5, 2020.



Indigenous Nations 

Algonquins of Barriere Lake

The Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations

Confederated Villages of Lisjan: Statement

Garden River First Nations

Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs

Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs Statement 

Haida Nation

Haudenosaunee Confederacy (2019)

Haudenosaunee Longhouse 

Heiltsuk Nation 

Inuit Statement

Joint Statement K’ɬpaqcinxn, Adam Eneas, Hereditary Chief (qaʔɬyilmixwm) of Snpinktn, Okanagan of the Syilx speaking people and Nk’lxwcin, Chad Eneas, Chief (yilmixwm) for Penticton Indian Band.

Klabona Keepers 

Sha’tekarihwate family of the Mohawk Nation, Turtle Clan

Lummi Nation 

Metis Federation of Canada 

Métis Statement of Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders (2020)

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

Namgis First Nation 

Norwegian Sami Association

Penticton Indian Band

Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

Skeetchestn Indian Band

Serpent River First Nation 

Six Nations of the Grand River

Syilx Okanagan Nation

Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory



Indigenous Organizations and Networks

Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH)

Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition

ICA Indigenous Climate Action

Indigenous Environmental Network

Indigenous Kinship Collective: Statement

Indigenous Solidarity Ottawa (ISO)

The International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-determination and Liberation (IPMSDL)

The National Aboriginal Council of Midwives

McMaster Indigenous Student Community Alliance (MISCA)

Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

The Red Nation

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples

Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission: Statement

The Stop Community Food Centre on Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Haudenosaunee, Seneca, Mississaugas of the Credit River

Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty

The Xinka Parliament and the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network




Association of Greek workers of Quebec


BC Nurses’ Union

BC Teachers Federation: “Solidarity Statement in support of Unist’ot’en Camp and the Wet’suwet’en Nation”

COPE Local 343

CUPE National 

CUPE Ontario

CUPE 391

CUPE 2626 Ottawa

CUPE 4600 – The Union for Teaching Assistants and Contract Instructors, Carleton University

CUPE 15 – Metropolitan District Council Vancouver

Canadian Union of Postal Workers (Dec 2018)

Canadian Union of Postal Workers (February 2020)

Game Workers Unite (GWU) Montreal

IWW Edmonton General Membership Branch

National Farmers Union

Nova Scotia Federation of Labour

NUPGEOntario Federation of Labour

Public Service Alliance Of Canada (PSAC)

Teaching Support Staff Union


Unifor Local 2025

Vancouver and District Labour Council 

Yukon Employees Union 



Faith Groups

Anglican Church of Canada 

Bishops from the Anglican Church of Canada

Bishop Logan, St. Matthias Church in Victoria BC

Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers)

Canadian Muslim Community Members

Canadian Unitarian Council

Christian Peacemaker Teams International

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

Independent Jewish Voices

Jesuits of Canada 

Mennonites have a list of resources for understanding here 

Muslim Family Services of Ottawa

Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Toronto

Toronto Urban Native Ministry

The United Church of Canada




Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students

Black Canadian Studies Association

Canadian Anthropology Society

Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) 

Canadian Federation of Students (CFS)

Capilano Students’ Union

CJLO Women’s Collective

Concordia University, First Voices

Dalhousie University Faculty

Dalhousie Student Union and Surrounding Community

Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto

Emily Carr Faculty Association

Federation of Post-Secondary Educators

George Brown College community (Tkaronto)

Gender and Social Justice Department at the University of Alberta

Global Research

Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (UBC)

McGill Faculty of Law Students

MER-RSM Revolutionary Student Movement 

Mount Royal University

OCAD University Faculty Association

Ontario College of Art and Design Faculty Association

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation OSSTF/FEESO

Palestine Solidarity Collective at York University

Prince George Public Interest Research Group (PGPIRG)

Professors and Scholars from across Canada and around the world 

Queen’s University Department of Gender Studies (2019)

Ryerson University Documentary Media Studies Program

Ryerson University School of Professional Communication

Ryerson University School of Social Work

Ryerson University Sociology Department

Saint Mary’s University Department of Social Justice and Community Studies 

Simon Fraser University Humanities Institute

Syndicat des enseignantes et enseignants du Collège Champlain à Lennoxville (SECCL)

Students for a Free Tibet Canada

University of British Columbia Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory

University of British Columbia Geography

University of British Columbia Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies

UNBC Statement of Solidarity

University of Regina Faculty Association 

University of Saskatchewan Indigenous Student’s Council

University of Toronto (Department of Geography and Planning)

University of Winnipeg Students Association

University of Victoria

University of Victoria Students Society (2019)

University of Victoria Sociology Students 

The Varsity – University of Toronto’s student newspaper

Wilfred Laurier TAs United 

Women and Gender Studies Institute Graduate Students Union at the University of Toronto

York University School of Social Work (2019)




200 Legal Academics and Lawyers

First Peoples Law Corporation

Gavin Smith (West Coast Environmental Law)

Hannah Askew (Environmental and indigenous law expert, ED of Sierra Club BC)

Lawyers Rights Watch

Law Union of British Columbia 

Law Union of Ontario Solidarity Statement

Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Horgan from legal scholars 

Osgoode Hall Law Union

Pam Palmater (Associate Professor and the Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University)

ST Law 

University of Windsor Law students and faculty 


Community Groups 

1 Dish 1 Mic


Aksyon Ng Ating Kabataan (ANAK)

Anakbayan Canada

Anticolonial Asian Alliance Naarm/Birraranga (Melbourne)

Asians in Support of Wet’suwet’en Jurisdiction and Governance

Black kids stand with Wet’suwet’en 

Black Lives Matter Toronto

Black Lives Matter Vancouver

The Canadian Order of Druids

The Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet)

Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto

Citizens for Public Justice 

Climate Justice Saskatoon

Collectif opposé a la brutalité policière

Committee of Progressive Pakistani Canadians Statement

Common Front for Energy Transition

Courage Coalition

Eco Reality

Environmental Defence

European Alliance for the Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples

FoodShare (Toronto)

Fightback (Canadian branch of Int’l Marxist Tendency)

Friends of Chinatown TO

Gabriela BC

Grassroots individual campaign 

Islands Wellness Society

International League of Peoples’ Struggle

Kathara Pilipino Indigenous Arts Collective Society

Magkaisa Centre 

Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action

Montréal Antifasciste

Mother Rising Collective Dundan BC Standing with the Wet’suwet’en fundraising 

Muslim Family Services of Ottawa

National Association of Japanese Canadians

National Family Farm Coalition 

Neighbours for the Planet

North Carolina Environmental Justice Network


Palestinian BDS National Committee

Planners Network

Prince George Public Interest Research Group

Progressive Chinese Quebecers

Resource Movement

RS 21 UK 

Sisters Uncut UK

Socialist Alternative Canada 

Society for the Enhancement of Real Freedom

South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy

The Stand 

The Stop Community Food Centre


Unis resist border control UK 

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre

Wild Salmon Caravan 

Wild Salmon Caravan – Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty

The Wellness Almanac

Yes to Life, No to Mining

YouthCO HIV & Hep C Society 



NGO’s/Large Organizations |

Solidarity statement from 160 Canadian Musicians

Amnesty International Canada Open Letter to Trudeau

Breaking the Silence & Xinka Parliament (Guatemala) statement of solidarity

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

Canadian Association of Social Workers

Citizens for Public Justice

Conservation North

Comite pour les droit humain en Amerique Latine 

Council of Canadians

Cultural Survival 

Ecology Action Centre 

Environmental Defence

Friends of the Earth US

Front Commun pour la Transition Energetique

Greenpeace Canada 2018 

Greenpeace Canada 2020

International League of Peoples’ Struggles

Kairos Canada

Khalsa Aid

Movimiento Mesoamericano Contra el Model Extractivo Minero (M4) (2019)

National Association of Japanese Canadians 

National Lawyers Guild – Vermont chapter (VT NLG)

Oil Change International

One City Solidarity Statement

Ontario Coalition Against Poverty

Palestinian BDS National Committee

Rainforest Action Network (Jan 2019)

Resource Movement

Rising Tide North America

Sierra Club BC Chapter

Sierra Club Canada Foundation

Solidarity Across Borders 

Sunrise Movement 

Toxics Action Centre


Wellington Water Watchers 

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – Nanaimo Chapter 

YouthCO HIV & Hep C Society



Politicians / Political Groups

BC Ecosocialist Party

Communist Party of Canada

Democratic Socialists of Canada 

DSA Ecosocialists Working Group

Sen. Murray Sinclair 

Toronto-St. Paul’s Federal and Provincial Riding Association Executives 



Health professionals 

Photographers Without Borders 

North America-based Classicists