The continued attempts to invade Wet’suwet’en territory to build a pipeline without consent from the hereditary leadership of the Wet'suwet'en Nation violates Indigenous sovereignty. Building a fracked gas pipeline threatens the sacred headwaters of the Wedzin Kwa; it's destroying forests and if completed would facilitate a massive expansion of fossil fuel pollution making the climate emergency worse.
In November -militarized Canadian police- the RCMP armed with tactical weapons violently removed and brutalized Wet’suwet’en land defenders, elders, and journalists from Wet’suwet’en territory in order to clear a path for this fracked gas pipeline. The violent removal of Indigenous people from their territories is contrary to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples which both the province of British Columbia and Canada have endorsed and enshrined into legislation, including the principle of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent.
Removal and assault of Indigenous people from their traditional territories is not reconciliation; it’s continued colonial invasion and genocide.
Over 155 Indigenous leadership, community and grassroots groups, and non governmental organizations representing over 25 million people stand with the Wet'suwet'en and demand that you divest from the project. It’s time for you to do the right thing, and defund the Coastal Gaslink pipeline.