We’re going to Gidimt’en!

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We will be travelling to Wet’suwet’en territory in British Columbia later this week in response to the call from the Gidimt’en Checkpoint for observers as Coastal GasLink continues to build a fracked gas pipeline on their territory without consent.

To read more about this, please see PBI-Canada to travel to Wet’suwet’en territory as land defenders protect river from pipeline.

Just prior to my departure there, we will also be convening a panel on Saturday November 6 with six land and environmental rights defenders to talk about the UN COP26 climate summit now underway in Glasgow, Scotland.

As I write you, we have 168 people registered for this webinar. If you haven’t registered yet or would like to encourage a friend to join, this is the link to join the webinar with interpretation into English and Spanish.

It will feature Danilo Rueda (Colombia), Nelly Madegwa (Kenya), Valeria Villalobos (Mexico), Juana Ramona Zuñiga (Honduras), Amaru Ruiz (Nicaragua) and Sandra Calel (Guatemala). It will also include a special introduction by United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment David R. Boyd.

I hope that you will be able to join us.

Accompaniments this past week

1- PBI-Mexico accompanies visit of Norwegian ambassador with human rights defenders in Chihuahua

2- PBI-Honduras accompanies COPINH on visit to Rio Blanco as the fight to defend Lenca ancestral territory continues

3- PBI-Guatemala accompanies CCDA Verapaz members to file complaint with Public Ministry

4- PBI-Colombia accompanies Peace Community at meeting with Canadian Embassy in Bogota

5- PBI-Guatemala accompanies four criminalized water defenders on the South Coast

There are also many more daily posts about other accompaniments, COP26 and our ongoing work on Twitter at @PBIcanada.

And if you can support this work with a donation large or small, please donate now. Any amount is appreciated!

Thank you!

Brent, PBI-Canada

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