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!
Reporter Elizabeth Goodridge attended a flash mob and round dance in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en people at the Halifax Shopping Centre.
On a chilly Thursday earlier this week about 100 people rallied in front of the Halifax Regional Police Station on Gottingen Street to show solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders fighting the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline.
Wet’suwet’en land defenders have called for solidarity actions from Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities worldwide who uphold Indigenous sovereignty and recognize the urgency of stopping resource extraction projects that threaten the lives of future generations. Please join us for a solidarity rally in downtown Halifax on Thursday January 9, at 5:30, corner of Cogswell and Gottingen Street.
Elizabeth Goodridge writes that the revelations that police were permitted to use lethal force against Wet’suwet’en land defenders on the West Coast were not surprising. Just consider the state violence against Indigenous peoples on the East Coast. And that violence will likely only get worse, she believes.