Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has repeatedly said that “No relationship is more important to Canada than the relationship with Indigenous Peoples.” .
Actions speak louder than words.
Last week, the RCMP forcibly removed and arrested Indigenous Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs from their own lands, to push through a fracked gas pipeline, Coastal GasLink.
Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs have not given their consent for the pipeline to run through their unceded territory, to which they have title . Yet, the project is being pushed through anyways.
The BC and federal governments have failed to respect human rights and uphold Indigenous law, forcing the Wet'suwet'en, Indigenous Land Defenders and people across the country to take extraordinary, peaceful measures of conscience.
Now, as governments drag their heels, the situation is escalating. We need to de-escalate the tensions. The only way to do this, is for the RCMP to immediately leave Wet’suwet’en territory completely. The government must then meet with Wet’suwet’en hereditary leaders face to face and respect the rule of law — Wet’suwet’en law.
We need you to call on the federal government to act immediately to resolve the situation by ensuring RCMP units are completely withdrawn from Wet'suwet'en territory and Wet'suwet'en laws and demands are respected.
Just enter your information in the box on the right, and click “Call the Prime Minister Now”, and use the talking points below to guide you.
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