Some 800 students walked out of their Halifax universities and schools this afternoon in support of the We’tsuwet’en Nation’s struggle to defend its sovereignty.
Today, students across Nova Scotia will walk out of class in support of Wet’suwet’en and Indigenous land and water defenders who are protecting their sovereign and unceded land from harmful oil and gas infrastructure of the Coastal Gas Link Pipeline and militarized force of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
The cold weather didn’t stop Indigenous people and their allies from coming to the Public Gardens in downtown Halifax to attend the Red Dresses in K’jipuktuk event on Saturday afternoon. Two plainclothes cops also showed up. Elizabeth Goodridge tells the story.
PSA: The Xinka Parliament and the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS) support and stand in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders, who are resisting the incursion of the Coastal Gaslink (CGL) pipeline on their unceded territory.
Reporter Elizabeth Goodridge went to Sunday’s large rally in downtown Halifax in support of the Wet’suwet’en land defenders.
On February 23rd, Mi’kmaq water protectors and community members in Halifax rallied at the Peace and Freedom Park on Hollis St. and South St., to show support for Wet’suwet’en sovereignty, and solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs opposing the Coastal Gaslink (CGL) pipeline. Hundreds of people showed up to the event.
PSA: While the Wet’suwet’en solidarity and Indigenous sovereignty movement is being criminalized and vilified, it is more important than ever to stand in solidarity with them. This powerful moment has the potential to be a turning point for environmental justice and Indigenous sovereignty. Join us!
Statement by the NS Federation of Labour: The Wet’suwet’en people have inherent Indigenous rights and title that must be recognized and respected. Therefore, we stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en land defenders in their struggle and support that all parties find a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
This afternoon supporters of Wet’suwe’ten land defenders intercepted Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland outside of Halifax City Hall, where she was slated to meet with Mayor Mike Savage. They called on Freeland to respect Indigenous rights and blocked her from entering City Hall.
Press release: Haligonians gathered today to disrupt the visit of Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland at the Office of the Premier (1700 Granville Street), in solidarity with Wet’suwe’ten land defenders.