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.
On February 11th at 12:30 pm, Haligonians began to block the Fairview Cove Container Terminal in solidarity with Wet’suwe’ten land defenders, who are being forced off their land by the RCMP to make way for the Coastal Gaslink pipeline project.
Press release: On Friday, February 7th, at 9:00am 23 Indigenous youth and supporters began a sit-in action in solidarity with land and water defenders in Wet’suwe’ten territory.
Come stand with the Wet’suwet’en Nation in its protection of the land and water, and its defiance of colonial rule!