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Call BC Ministers to support the Wet'suwet'en and revoke Coastal GasLink permits

 
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Updated January 8th, 2020  


On December 31st, BC’s Supreme court granted an injunction to Coastal GasLink against members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation who have been protecting their territory from the construction of the Coastal GasLink proposed pipeline project. [1]

With this new injunction, RCMP officers could forcibly remove Wet’suwet’en people from their land to make way for this dangerous fracked gas pipeline, against Wet’suwet’en Law. [2]

The Wet’suwet’en made international headlines in 2019, when RCMP officers with assault rifles invaded  Wet’suwet’en Nation, ready to use lethal force to remove unarmed indigenous community members. [3]

Wet’suwet’en hereditary Chiefs from all five clans oppose the Coastal Gaslink pipeline and are calling for support. They want the BC government to uphold their commitment to the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and respect ‘Anuc niwh’it’en (Wet’suwet’en Law). [4]

By calling key BC ministers right now, we can pressure the BC government to uphold their commitments to UNDRIP, cancel the company’s permits and remove the RCMP.

Just enter your information in the box on the right, and click “Call a Minister Now”, and use the talking points below to guide you.

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You can use the following talking points while on the call:

I’m calling to ask that your government uphold your commitment to the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and respect Wet’suwet’en Law by withdrawing the RCMP from Wet’suwet’en Nation and cancelling Coastal GasLink’s permits.

I was horrified when heavily-armed RCMP officers forcibly removed Wet'suwet'en people from their own territory last year, and want to make sure your government doesn’t let this happen today.

All five Clans of the Wet’suwet’en have rejected all pipelines.  Coastal GasLink’s proposed pipeline does not have free, prior, and informed consent from the Wet’suwet’en. Coastal GasLink and the RCMP are trespassing on sovereign Wet’suwet’en land. 

[1]http://unistoten.camp/supportertoolkit2020/?fbclid=IwAR1HjIW4IsEofzS5ZVkYnFeLOl3m-Txgo0xLlhanhtVzjtHcRKbFGOkiw8w

[2]https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-rcmp-poised-to-enforce-injunction-order-against-coastal-gaslink/ 

[3]https://thetyee.ca/News/2020/01/05/Year-After-RCMP-Raid-Wetsuweten-New-injunction/

[4]https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/wet-suwet-en-coastal-gaslink-jan7-1.5417641

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