Wet’suwet’en land defender Sleydo’: “We urge the United Nations to conduct a field visit to Wet’suwet’en territory”

Wet’suwet’en land defender Sleydo’. Earlier this year, Gidimt’en Checkpoint spokesperson Sleydo’ stated: “We urge the United Nations to conduct a field visit to Wet’suwet’en territory because Canada and BC have not withdrawn RCMP from our territory and have not suspended Coastal GasLink’s permits, despite the United Nations Committee on the Read more…

November 5th day of action to highlight RBC financing of Coastal GasLink, RCMP violence against Wet’suwet’en land defenders

Photo by Decolonial Solidarity. Decolonial Solidarity, in response to a call from Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and land defenders, is organizing a cross-country day of action on Saturday November 5. Two weeks ago, Gidimt’en Checkpoint spokesperson Sleydo’ spoke on a Decolonial Solidarity call about RBC-financed Coastal GasLink drilling under the Wedzin Kwa river Read more…

RBC releases their “Net-Zero Report” as Coastal GasLink drills under Wedzin Kwa

Last week, Wet’suwet’en land defender Molly Wickham (Sleydo’) spoke on a Decolonial Solidarity call about RBC-financed Coastal GasLink drilling under the Wedzin Kwa river on Wet’suwet’en territory without free, prior and informed consent. She highlighted: “[The drilling at the site of our sacred headwaters] is happening now. The salmon are spawning in Read more…

PBI-Canada observes Decolonial Solidarity painting salmon at RBC in support of Wet’suwet’en water protectors

On October 21, PBI-Canada observed Decolonial Solidarity painting salmon on the sidewalk in front of a Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) branch in Ottawa. Decolonial Solidarity took this action in support of Wet’suwet’en water protectors opposed to the RBC-financed Coastal GasLink pipeline now being built without free, prior and informed Read more…

Wet’suwet’en land defender Molly Wickham: “It’s time to plan, prepare and protect what is left”

On October 19, Wet’suwet’en land defender Molly Wickham (Sleydo’) along with Hereditary Chiefs Woos and Na’moks spoke at a Decolonial Solidarity online organizing call attended by more than 300 people. Wickham told those assembled: “[The drilling at the site of our sacred headwaters] is happening now. The salmon are spawning Read more…

RCMP spend $25 million to enable construction of CGL pipeline, while UN committee calls for police to leave the territory

Photo: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) raid on Wet’suwet’en territory, January 2019. Photo by Michael Toledano. The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has urged Canada to withdraw the RCMP from Wet’suwet’en territory and “to prohibit the use of lethal weapons, notably by the Royal Canadian Mounted Read more…

Land defenders face criminal contempt charges as the struggle against the Coastal GasLink fracked gas pipeline continues

On June 3, Gidimt’en Checkpoint tweeted: Haudenosaunee land defender Layla Staats has also posted this short Instagram video. CBC reports: “The B.C. [British Columbia] Prosecution Service plans to prosecute 15 [land defenders] for criminal contempt for allegedly defying an injunction protecting construction of a controversial pipeline in northern British Columbia.” Read more…