Call a B.C cabinet minister and tell them British Columbians will not stand for another militarized police raid on Wet’suwet’en territory.
Help prevent another militarized police raid. Call a B.C. cabinet minister today.
One year ago, heavily armed RCMP tactical units raided the Gidimt’en checkpoint on the route of the proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline, arresting members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation on their own land.
Documents from an RCMP strategy session uncovered by The Guardian show commanders authorized “lethal overwatch” on the road that day, instructing officers to “use as much violence toward the gate as you want.” Now people at the Unist’ot’en Camp and Gidimt’en checkpoint fear another raid is imminent.
In November, provincial lawmakers unanimously passed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. It requires our government to obtain consent from Indigenous title-holders before building projects on their land.
But the B.C. government is refusing to meet with Wet’suwet’en representatives to try to find a solution to this impasse — and now RCMP teams are moving into the area. Tell the provincial government: reconciliation cannot be achieved at gunpoint.
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