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For the fourth time in four years, we have received information that dozens of militarized RCMP are en route to Wet’suwet’en territory…
to facilitate construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline and to steal our unceded lands at gunpoint. We continue to hold the drill pad site, where Coastal Gaslink plans to tunnel beneath our pristine and sacred headwaters.
Two charter planes from Nanaimo have touched down in the town of Smithers on unceded Cas Yikh territory. RCMP have booked up local hotels for the next month…
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Wet'suwet'en Evict Coastal Gaslink From Drill Site; Re-Establish Coyote Camp

Dec 20, 2021 - Unceded Gidimt'en Territory, Smithers (BC):

Gidimt'en land defenders and supporters have once again evicted CGL workers from a key pipeline drill site... (cont'd)
...protecting Wet'suwet'en headwaters and re-occupying the area known as "Coyote Camp".

Early Sunday, in observance of Wet'suwet'en law, land defenders enforced the Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs' 2020 Eviction Notice to Coastal Gaslink, removing pipeline workers and... the blockade that ended on Nov 19th after two days of militarized police raids.

The eviction took place one month after RCMP made 30 arrests on Wet'suwet'en yintah, marking the third large-scale militarized operation on unceded Wet'suwet'en land since 2019.
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🔥 COYOTE CAMP LIVES! 🔥 Nov 19 2021: #Gidimten land defenders evicted #CGL workers and re-established control of #CoyoteCamp, the site where CGL plans to drill beneath #Wetsuweten headwaters, #WedzinKwa. Join the #WetsuwetenResistance
Early Sunday, Gidimt'en land defenders evicted Coastal GasLink workers & re-established control of Coyote Camp, the site where CGL plans to drill beneath Wedzin Kwa. Join the #WetsuwetenResistance #DivestCGL
#ShutDownCanada #WetsuwetenStrong #AllOutForWedzinKwa #ExpectUs
Nov 19, 2021, Gidimt'en land defenders evicted Coastal GasLink workers & re-established control of Coyote Camp, the site where CGL plans to drill beneath Wedzin Kwa. Join the #WetsuwetenResistance #DivestCGL
#ShutDownCanada #WetsuwetenStrong #AllOutForWedzinKwa #ExpectUs
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On December 16, 2021, Dinï ze’ Woos of Cas Yikh, Gidimt’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en nation confronted one of Coastal Gaslink’s international investors the National Australia Bank (NAB) at their Annual General Meeting. #WetsuwetenStrong

He confronted NAB about their investment in Indigenous Rights. Coastal GasLink has not gained free, prior and informed consent.

Listen to their response.
Banks are not taking responsibility for their involvement in land theft and illegal projects like Coastal GasLink, that continue to enact colonial violence against Indigenous people with no intention of stopping.
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Sleydo’ Molly Wickham confronts NAB about its lending to the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline

Sleydo’ Molly Wickham a spokesperson for Gidimt’en checkpoint on Wet'suwet'en territory speaks about her experience of being violently arrested and removed at gunpoint on Nov 19 from her own territory at Coastal Gaslink's request, a project that NAB has provided funding for.
She asks NAB '"Are you willing to take accountability for that in the face of your commitment to UNDRIP and your commitment to human rights as a national bank?"
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Read our full 2021 Recap of Events on Wet'suwet'en Territory 🔥 Resistance to colonial Canada and genocidal CGL on Cas Yikh Gidimt’en Territory continues. We are still here.
Join the #WetsuwetenResistance
Take Action Dec 20-27 #DivestCGL #ShutDownCanada…
We call on all nations, allies, accomplices, and supporters everywhere to RISE UP in solidarity. We are in this fight for the long haul and we will not back down. This pipeline will never be built. Join the WET'SUWET'EN RESISTANCE! #wetsuwetenresistance Image
@iamjayohcee Wet’suwet’en land defenders enforced eviction of Coastal GasLink by blocking roads into the territory. NOV 14-17, 2021. 🔥 Join the WET'SUWET'EN RESISTANCE! #wetsuwetenresistance #DivestCGL
#ShutDownCanada #WetsuwetenStrong #AllOutForWedzinKwa #ExpectUs Image
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Thread. My father, Shawn Selway of #Hamont was arrested Nov 21 -for standing up #wetsuwetenstrong - he relentlessly fights against injustices- our community, our city, our country. He does so by educating others, listening,showing up, giving his time, teaching...
Recently, he received North Ender of the Year Award… He has written countless articles for and about our city- his book “Nobody Here will Harm You” is Winner of the Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award for Non-fiction*…
I have grown up learning how to be an ally,how to advocate,to stand up for others. Nov 21st, Shawn joined a protest in Hamilton to show his Solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs opposing the Coastal GasLink pipeline in B.C. On his way home, he was arrested. #Wetsuweten
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when RCMP arrested an award-winning freelance photojournalist during their third militarized raid of #Wetsuweten Yintah—it made international headlines. even @LeoDiCaprio weighed in.

our interview with that photojournalist, Amber Bracken, is out now:
find more of Amber's work documenting #WetsuwetenStrong since January 2020 here:…
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I am currently dangling from a tripod, blocking the entrance to @rbc, the 5th largest fossil fuel funder in the world because decades of politely asking banks to stop fueling climate change hasn’t worked.
Yes I am too old for this shit.
We’re disrupting bank business-as-usual because BAU is killing us. Canada’s big 5 banks have put over $800 billion into fossil fuels since the Paris Agreement was signed. RBC has put $390M into the Coastal Gaslink pipeline #fossilbanks
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Wet'suwet'en say no pipelines!
Wet'suwet'en individuals collaborated on making this compilation video of testimonials stating their support of the actions to protect Wedzin Bin and to state their solidarity with the Cas Yikh of the Gitdimt'en.
We are so grateful for those who stand unified with the decisions of our dinï ze’ and tsakë ze’ who made a formal declaration in our bahlats multiple times.
This declaration has already resulted in the defeat of the Enbridge bitumen pipeline and WILL result in the defeat of fracked gas pipelines in our yintah as well.
Please note the views expressed here belong to individuals.
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After a long day in court 10 Land Defenders and supporters arrested on Gidimt’en territory, including Sleydo’ and Jocelyn, remain in custody in so-called Prince George.
Court has been adjourned and will resume at 9am tomorrow.
Cody Merriman was released with conditions to reappear in court on Feb 14th, and to not return to the RCMP/CGL "exclusion area" except to travel through it to his residence.
Faced with this colonial conditional release, the decision was made to sign in order to take care of he and Sleydo's young children - and not in recognition of any wrong doing.
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A protest supporting the fight against TC Energy’s Coastal Gaslink pipeline on Wet’suwet’en land is marching along Jasper Ave right now from Beaver Hills House Park. #yeg @edmontonjournal
A few of the signs #yeg
I counted about 175 people. The crowd has turned down 109 Street and is heading toward the legislature. #ableg #yeg
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There are 3 militarized struggles over pipelines unfolding in CAN/US: #CGL, #TMX, #Line3 - all led by Indigenous women. This work is critical to upholding Indigenous law, but also literally saving the planet. Massive legal fees are mounting with arrests. Pls support. Links below.
From @Gidimten: Thanks to a group of matching donors, the first $6,000 today will be matched, so pls donate & share.…

#WetsuwetenStrong #AllOutForWedzinKwa #ShutDownCanada #FreeThemAll #FreeSleydo
#TinyHouseWarriors have $50k in legal defense funds they must raise and are currently surrounded by tanks in Secwepemc territory for fighting Canada's pipeline to save their waters and lands: give what you can here -…
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On the morning of November 19, heavily armed RCMP officers conducted an invasion on Coyote Camp, where Gitimdt’en spokesperson Sleydo was arrested. (1/4)

#ShutDownCanada #WetsuwetenStrong #AllOutForWedzinKwa Image
Shortly before 3pm, a large caravan of RCMP agents and multiple k9 units returned from Coyote Camp and arrested Sleydo’s husband, Cody, who was documenting the illegal entry of the RCMP on Woos’ Territory from the side of the road.

Inspector Ken Floyd, of the RCMP E Division, claimed that Merriman was blockading the roadway and preventing Coast GasLink from conducting their operations, therefore in breach of the BC Supreme Court injunction.

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1/3 The thing I haven’t seen NDP partisans take accountability for the fact that the conflict on Wet’suwet’en territory is not an unfortunate and unavoidable circumstance that exists organically and is very difficult to solve.

It’s a conflict the NDP created.

#bcpoli #cdnpoli
2/3 The pipeline being forced through #Wetsuweten land would not be happening without permits granted and massive subsidies to the industry given by the NDP.

The NDP didn’t just not say no to the pipeline, they invested in it.

#WetsuwetenStrong #AllOutForWedzinKwa
3/3 Elders arrested on their own land, assault rifles pointed at women, jailed journalists — these are some of the ugly things this country is built on. This is Canada.

But it’s also the NDP right now.

The injustice on #Wetsuweten territory is red + white, and it’s orange too.
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1/UPDATE - RCMP Are Blocking Food And Medical Supplies From Wet'suwet'en Homes

The RCMP are openly violating the human rights of the Wet'suwet'en people again.


2/Today, the driver of a vehicle carrying food and medical supplies was blocked by an arbitrary illegal police exclusion zone and threatened with arrest.
3/There are multiple Wet'suwet'en home sites beyond the police road block and many permanent full time Wet'suwet'en residents on the territory, including elders, children, and chiefs.
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WET’SUWET’EN people are once again in control of Wet’suwet’en yintah! Dinï ze’ Woos asserts jurisdiction by enforcing our laws with the 2021 Evacuation Order. The Morice River FSR has been disabled, blocking trespassers from our yintah! Image
CGL was given 8 hours to evacuate their worksites and after asking for an extension of two hours to get their workers out safely, CGL chose to keep their workers in the territory. They blockaded the road with trucks and heavy machinery on a bridge near what is known as Camp 9A.
Community members and supporters gathered at the 39km marker today and everyone on the yintah is safe and secure, effectively stopping all work within Cas Yikh territory!
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This is what real Nation to Nation looks like, Haudenosaunee and Wet'suwet'en family standing together against the colonial violence and corporate greed that threatens the safety and well-being of future generations.
The Wet'suwet'en have called on their Allies across Turtle Island to stand with them. They need boots on the ground, people in the streets, folks amplifying on social media, wherever you are, whatever you can do can make a difference.
Forcing Indigenous People from their lands is an act of genocide. When we stand together, we can fight back against the violence Canada brings to our homelands at the end of a barrel.
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The Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council restated their support for Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs on the West coast.

Across Turtle Island, Onkwehonwe have faced generations of colonial genocide perpetuated against our nations.
Our families have stood together in solidarity to protect our lands, waters and cultures, unity has been the strength of our success.
I'm proud to stand alongside my family to uphold our hereditary and inherent right to care for plants, animals, lands and waters in the ways that have been passed down to us for generations.
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Yesterday, GPUSA and hundreds of Wet’suwet’en frontline and solidarity activists organizing against Coastal GasLink pipeline were blocked from @Facebook due to a May 7 event targeting @KKR_Co, major pipeline funder -- project opposed by all of the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Some accounts have been reinstated after many demands of @Facebook, but many remain blocked from using the platform. The social media giant has not explained why this happened on such a large scale or why we’ve been targeted. We want action and answers now.
When the ban started, Facebook claimed activists violated its Terms of Service around intellectual property guidelines and accounts would be blocked for 3 days. Here is what we know:
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Yesterday, Wet’suwet’en frontline leaders and solidarity activists (us!) organizing against the Coastal GasLink pipeline along with hundreds of climate activists were blocked from @Facebook due to a May 7 event targeting @KKR_Co, a major funder of the controversial pipeline.
Some accounts have been reinstated after many messages to @Facebook, but many remain blocked from using the platform for essential organizing. The social media giant has NOT explained why this happened on such a scale or why we’ve been targeted.

We want action and answers now.
When the ban started, Facebook claimed activists violated its terms of service around intellectual property guidelines and accounts would be blocked for 3 days.

Here is what we know:
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CALL TO ACTION. Call for ALL work to stop - as the Hereditary Chiefs have said “NOPIPELINES”. Yet, there it is: 48” pipe
The permits are NOT approved. They were supposed to only do “preliminary work”... however, CGL has been escorted in by @bcrcmp every day. Escorted in to destroy our unceded territories
When we stand up - mass forces are brought in, and guns pointed at us. There is little to no communication - and we have seen the misinformation being released
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Standing room only as we kick off The Skin We're In @DesmondCole Book Launch in #HamOnt! (thread)
Executive Director @EasyThePianoMan starts off by acknowledging #WetsuwetenStrong protests happening across the country #HamOnt
Greg from the @BCSS_HWDSB Black Youth Council introduces himself as the night's emcee
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Fascinating. So somehow social justice organizations making connections btw issues of climate & colonialism & poverty are a bad thing? A movement leader who has a Doctorate and is an indigenous woman is vilified for her solidarity actions? @jarmstrongbc @GlobalTV Thread 1/
I want to thank these people who are taking risks, working hard and spending their time organizing to raise awareness and support #WetsuwetenStrong. It’s awesome that people from all walks of lives, professions and backgrounds are standing up 2/
There are moments in history when our elected officials fail to stand up to entrenched interests who benefit from the status quo. It’s those mements - civil rights, slavery, women’s right to vote - that we are called upon to stand up 3/
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