Shíshálh In Solidarity With Wet’suwet’en

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The world watched in horror once again as another group of innocent people were assaulted and displaced on behalf of the fossil fuel industry.

In this case the military assault was carried out at the behest of Coastal GasLink.
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What makes this situation particularly egregious is the fact that the traditional Wet’suwet’en people won title to their unceded land Delgamuukw Case by the Supreme Court of Canada, yet Canada still continues to develop it without the permission of the Tradition Wet’suwet’en Governments. band councils are colonial and not legitimate indigenous governments.

The colony did not only break Wet’suwet’en Laws, they also broke their own laws as well as demonstrated how they interpret being a full supporter, without qualification of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This document which Canada signed does not anywhere state that these rights shall only be honored when corporate interest’s are not put at risk!

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We Stand In Solidarity with the Traditional Wet’suwet’en People and insist that their right to self determination over their own lands and communities not be interfered with!

Click this link to Support Unis’tot’en directly or contact the folks below and share your opinion about this act of war against the Wet’suwet’en!

So Called Province of BC

David Eby

Attorney General of BC

Phone: 250-387-186

Fax: 250-387-6411

AG.minister@gov.bc.ca

 

Honourable Michelle Mungall

Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

PO Box 9060, Station Prov Gov, Victoria, BC, V8W 9E2

Phone: 250-953-0900

Fax: 250-356-2965

EMPR.Minister@gov.bc.ca

 

Honourable George Heyman

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Phone: 250 387-1187

Fax: 250 387-1356

ENV.Minister@gov.bc.ca

 

Honourable Scott Fraser

Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Phone: (250) 953-4844

Fax: (250) 953-4896

IRR.Minister@gov.bc.ca

 

So Called Country of Canada

 

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau –

Telephone: 613-992-4211

Fax: 613-941-6900

Email: justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca.

 

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Fax: 613-954-0811

mcu@justice.gc.ca

 

RCMP

British Columbia (E Division)

Telephone: 778-290-2929

Email: bcrcmp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

 

National RCMP headquarters:

National Headquarters

Ottawa, ON

Telephone: 613-843-5999

Email: RCMP.HQMediaRelations-DGRelationsmedias.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

 

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Expected RCMP raid on Unist’ot’en Camp and Wet’suwet’en Access Point on Gidumt’en Territory today!

THE TIME IS NOW!! SHARE WIDELY!!

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We have confirmation that the RCMP, tactical units, multiple buses and numerous unmarked vehicles are loaded and moving out of Smithers at the moment (Since 6:30 am). It is dark here in the north until around 8 a.m. please post quality photo/video in the comments below.

Please share widely so those that need to be there are there and that the world is watching.

For today, only urgent inbox messages from people on the ground and media please.

Please say prayers, send your love, and encouragement for the Wet’suwet’en dinize, tsakiyze, THE TIME IS NOW!! SHARE WIDELY!!

Thank you all for your tremendous support.

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Unist’ot’en Camp

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My friends are presently preparing to be attacked by the RCMP who are preparing to remove them from their home’s in order to clear the way for a pipeline which they have not consented to allow. Please share this information widely, let the world know that these people and all life are at risk!

The Shíshálh people declare solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en and I will do anything and everything within my power to aid and protect them and their territories.

 

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STAND WITH WET’SUWET’EN!!

No Jurisdiction for RCMP on Wet’suwet’en land
No Jurisdiction for BC on Wet’suwet’en land
No Jurisdiction for Canada on Wet’suwet’en land
No Jurisdiction for Coastal GasLink on Wet’suwet’en land

* Send a letter directly to colonial govt to stand down:

https://actions.sumofus.org/a/no-pipelines-through-unis-to-

* Join one of 31 actions or organize your own! We can provide materials. #wetsuwetenstrong #notrespass #thetimeisnow

Bellingham on Jan 8: https://www.facebook.com/events/380099859232529/

Calgary Jan 8: https://www.facebook.com/events/2236341339957310/

Chilliwack on Jan 8: https://www.facebook.com/events/1033615793497598/

Cortes Island, T’oq qaymexʷ territory: Fundraiser film night. details coming

Edmonton (Amiskwaciwâskahikan) details coming

Flagstaff, Arizona on Jan 8th: https://www.facebook.com/events/220270942192535/

Halifax, Kjipuktuk on Jan 8: https://www.facebook.com/events/2157132667669407/

Hamilton on Jan 8 (1 of 2): at 2 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1326417820833124/

Hamilton on Jan 8 (2 of 2): MAIN event at 4 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/305028770128691/

Italy: https://www.facebook.com/events/2286663844882843/

Kitchener Waterloo on Jan 8: https://www.facebook.com/events/359103131548421/

Mi’kma’ki on Jan 8: https://www.facebook.com/events/295207471138198/

Montreal/Tio’tia:ke on Jan 8: https://www.facebook.com/events/526787321064482/

Nelson, Sinixt Tum Xulaw7x on Jan 8: Noon at Michelle Mungal’s office (433 Josephine)

North Bay on Jan 8: https://www.facebook.com/events/278786932805388/

Ottawa on Jan 8: https://www.facebook.com/events/324002048453236/

Prince George/Lheidli on Jan 8:
https://www.facebook.com/events/285790185471685/

Regina on Jan 8 at noon at RCMP Headquarters, 1601 Dewdney Avenue.

Rexton, Sikniktuk Mi’kma’ki on Jan 8: https://www.facebook.com/events/309027419596067/

San Francisco, California on Jan 8: https://www.facebook.com/events/279989672642100/

Saskatoon on Jan 8: https://www.facebook.com/events/385035715601304/

Seattle, Washington on Jan 8 (1 of 2): https://www.facebook.com/events/2489982587683263/

Seattle, Washington on Jan 11 (2 of 2): https://www.facebook.com/events/313078249328737/

Six Nations: Jan 8 at Veterans Park at 9 am

St’át’imc on Jan 8: https://www.facebook.com/events/323354351605356/

Thunder Bay on Jan 8 at 12:30 pm at MP Patty Hajdu Constituency Office (705 Red River Rd. UNIT 3)

Toronto on Jan 8: MAIN EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/549865792181571/ and also see this link with similar details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2319491004999067/

Vancouver on Jan 8 (1 of 2) MAIN event at 11:30: https://www.facebook.com/events/310461009676375/?ti=cl

Vancouver on Jan 8 (2 of 2) Lunchtime picket at 12:30: https://www.facebook.com/events/279182032951137/

Victoria on Jan 8:
https://www.facebook.com/events/349138225682093/

Winnipeg on Jan 7: Beginning at noon, a 24 hour sacred fire. For location, contact Ninoondawah Richard.

Whitehorse on Jan 8: https://www.facebook.com/events/330513034459104/

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Update The RCMP Have Arrived

 

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Ten Minute Relaxation and Juvenile Salmon Video courtesy of the Tidepool Task Force

This wonderful video of young salmon on our unceded territory was provided courtesy of the Tidepool Taskforce, please enjoy and share.

https://www.facebook.com/tidepooltaskforce/

Rescuing Kwáḵwíy

038Kwáḵwíy was sitting quietly, too quietly which is what drew us closer. We sat by ḵwáḵwíy calmly, trying to determine what was the matter without frightening them. 069Soon ḵwáḵwíy rose to stretch and we quickly discovered what the problem, cords were tightly wrapped around both legs. 071We worked together to remove the cords, remaining calm and working quickly so we would not distress ḵwáḵwíy anymore than they already were. 076Kwáḵwíy was not happy and bit one of their rescuers several times, but none of us could really blame ḵwáḵwíy for this, I would be in a nasty mood if I was suffering that badly. 072It was sickening to see how deeply that cord had cut into ḵwáḵwíy’s leg, almost right to the bone. 078After ḵwáḵwíy was freed they flew a short distance to the water and set to washing themselves but none of us are sure if ḵwáḵwíy will survive but we are hopeful. 204Personally I have a great respect for ḵwáḵwíy, we share the same territory. Sadly due to the reality of modern life and loss of natural habitats and foods, more and more of them forage in landfills along with the eagles and ravens which is far from ideal. 169Please take great care with what you send to the landfills, remember it is now a source of food for many creatures.No one knows for sure how many of these beautiful and important creatures suffer and die to this failure in humans to comprehend the potential harm that something seemingly benign can cause. This happens far too often so please take the time to properly dispose of all cords, wires, strings and ribbons by cutting them into tiny little bits that cannot become entwined around the legs and wings of ḵwáḵwíy or any of the other beautiful creatures we share our Mother with. 044Ulnumsh feathernew

Black Seed Available now!

Black Seed issue 5 is now available at Little Black Cart. This journal is free however Little Black Cart does charge a small fee for shipping and handling.

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This issue includes my contribution ‘The Bones of Mayuk’ along with much more good material created and shared by some very excellent people.

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JULY 1 NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

Republished from Unsettling Canada 150

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In honour of Arthur Manuel, we call for a National Day of Action in support of Indigenous self-determination over land, territories and resources

JULY 1, 2017

On January 11, 2017, our mentor, colleague, friend and brother, Arthur Manuel passed onto the spirit world at the age of 65.

Arthur Manuel was organizing to defend his Secwepemc peoples’ and all Indigenous Peoples’ Rights up to the day he was admitted into the hospital. In the last article he wrote before his passing he referred to the Canada 150 celebrations by stating: “I do not wish to celebrate Canada stealing our land. That is what Canadians will be celebrating on July 1, the theft of 99.8% of our land, leaving us on reserves that make up only 0.2% of the territories given us by the Creator.”

As part of his campaign against the 150th celebration in Canada, Arthur was also planning to go to Geneva to appear before the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in August 2017 when Canada is scheduled to report on its treatment of Indigenous Peoples. He was preparing a counter-report to inform the world that the Trudeau government is maintaining the colonial Indian Act and its immoral, illegal land claims policies that deny Aboriginal collective title, treaty rights and our right of self-determination. We will send our own delegation to, in Arthur’s words, “escalate the assertion of our rights from a purely domestic strategy to an international strategy across nations.” (http://redrisingmagazine.ca/what-are-you-going-to-do-about-it/.)

JULY 1 NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

In the spirit of Arthur Manuel, we want to make July 1 a National Day of Action. This day of action is to celebrate our Indigenous and human rights to self-determination, our lands, territories and resources. It is also to educate Canadians about how their constitutional framework, first established 150 years ago in the British North America Act (1867), illegally confiscated our lands, territories and resources, spawned the post-confederation Indian Act and attempted to write Indigenous jurisdiction— and Indigenous Peoples— out of existence.

This assault has not stopped. If anything, it has accelerated under the current government. Prime Minister Trudeau has been approving pipeline projects and continues to bank on the exploitation of our resources. He does not want to recognize Indigenous land rights. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls continues to fall short and fail many families. We will be demanding that the Trudeau government respect our internationally recognized right of land and body self-determination, including our absolute right to Free, Prior, Informed Consent to any activities in our territories, as set out in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

This is a grassroots movement that will never accept any behind-the-scenes attempts to weaken our rights, like the closed door meetings of the Cabinet and a Ministerial Working-Group now underway with the three National Aboriginal Organizations (Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Metis National Council), led by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.

DEMANDS:

Instead of backroom manipulations, we demand:

1) a new open truly Nation-to-Nation recognition process that begins by fully recognizing collective Indigenous rights and Title, and our decision-making power throughout our territories.

2) full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls for Action, including rejecting the colonial doctrines of discovery and recognizing Indigenous self-determination.

3) full implementation of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on the ground.

We recognize and affirm that jurisdiction over our lands, territories, and resources is inseparable from the issue of self-determination over our peoples. Violence against women, trans, and two-spirit Indigenous people is connected to the loss of authority over our lands. It is worsened by extraction industries that attempt to claim ownership to our lands and our people through acts of violence.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

We ask that you, your community, and your organization join us to send a loud and clear message to Canada and the world that we will no longer accept the colonial system of dispossession, dependency and repression that Canada has imposed on us for the past 150 years.

1) Join a national action – find one near you

2) Take Local Action

Host an event, such as a rally, or a public forum. Email us to let us know what you are planning. Use the subject “Indigenous Day of Action Event.” We’ll promote it on our Idle No More events calendar and post your pictures on social media on July 1, 2017.

3) On July 1, 2017, wherever you are in Canada, take to social media

Tag us @IdleNoMore4 & the Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau and any other government official or agency related to your issue (see attached list)

Use hashtags: #Unsettle150 #SupportIndigenousSelfDetermination#Resist150 #UNDRIPInCanada #FPICInCanada

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Change your Facebook banner to promote this campaign and your activism (see attached banner)—keep it up as long as you like!

Wear Indigenous Rights red & post a picture of yourself taking action to the Idle No More Facebook page.

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION (JULY 1, 2017) ENDORSED BY:

Family of Arthur Manuel
Defenders of the Land Network
Idle No More Network
Indigenous Network on Economies and Trade
The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous Climate Action
Unist’ot’en Camp
Secwepemc Women Warrior Society
No More Silence
The Shuswap Lake Coalition
No One Is Illegal – Toronto
No One Is Illegal – Vancouver Coast Salish territories
Rising Tide North America
Immigration Legal Committee – Law Union of Ontario
Algonquins of Barriere Lake First Nation
Wolastoq Grand Council
Dr Lynn Gehl
Barriere Lake Solidarity
Mining Injustice Solidarity Network
Water is Life: Coalition for Water Justice
Naomi Klein
Red Nation (Albuquerque)Eagle and Condor Community Center
Decolonize this Place
NYC Stands with Standing Rock Collective
The Latinx, Afro-Latin-America Abya Yala Education Network (LAEN)
The Great Lakes Commons
Fossil Free Guelph
Radio-BED
Native Land 150
Critical Race Relations Consulting
Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia Against Pipelines (ASAP)
Mi’kmaq Warrior Society, Mi’kmaQ territory
Indigenous Women’s Association of the Maliseet and Mi’kmaq Territories Inc.
Justice for Migrant Workers (J4MW)
The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu and Mining Injustice (WCCC)
ALBA Canada
Tonatierra
The Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network
Silence No More
Metis Empowered Together In Solidarity
The LEAP Organizing Team
KAIROS
Between The Lines Press
The Council of Canadians
International Human Rights Association
of American Minorities (IHRAAM)
Jean Arnold – The Analog Forestry Network
The Punch Up Collective
Canadian Dimension magazine
In Solidarity with all Land Defenders
We Love This Coast .com
Graphic History Collective
Toronto Network of Engaged Buddhists
Buddhist Civil Liberties Association
Toronto Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Divest Mount Allison University on Mik’maq territory
Climate Justice Montreal
IPSMO (Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement -Ottawa)

Have your group join us by endorsing the Day of Action!

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