Land Defenders from Gidimt’en checkpoint have called upon allies to take part in an international day of action to hold the investors, owners, and financiers of the Coastal Gaslink to account.
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In late November 2021, RCMP conducted militarized raids against Wet’suwet’en Land Protectors at Gidimt’en Checkpoint. Shocking images of assault rifles being pointed at unarmed protectors and doors being hacked down circulated widely, as did reports of humiliating treatment and abuse by RCMP.
“Reconciliation isn’t financing a project that’s destroying our land, without our consent. Coastal GasLink has not engaged in respectful consultation with us. Backing this project implicates investors in perpetuating violence to our land and on my people,” says Molly Wickham, Gidimt’en, Wet’suwet’en Nation, Hereditary name Sleydo’. “If investors are serious about their commitments to social responsibility and racial justice, they must commit to not financing projects that threaten Wet’suwet’en sovereignty, violate our land and sacrifice our future. Otherwise, when companies talk of reconciliation, it’s just empty promises — and we’ve had more than enough of those already.”
Land Defenders from Gidimt’en checkpoint have called upon allies to take part in an international day of action to hold the investors, owners, and financiers of the Coastal Gaslink to account. On the week of December 20th, we will confront them with the impacts of their investments. Will you join us?