Filed under: Announcement, Canada, Indigenous, Solidarity, White Supremacy
Call for solidarity with Native communities across so-called Canada who are under attack. Originally posted to Montreal Counter-Info.
Right now in Mi’kma’ki, commercial fishermen are physically threatening, intimidating and harassing Indigenous people over their livelihood catch of lobster. The violence has escalated in the past few days, and seems likely to continue to escalate. The RCMP have been filmed allowing commercial fishermen to steal and poison lobster, burn vehicles, smash windows, throw rocks at Mi’kmaq people and attack chiefs and women.
Mi'kma'ki is my home. All of my family & relatives live there. Racist non-native fishermen continue their violence with what appears to be full impunity. @rcmpgrcpolice @DFO_MAR @JustinTrudeau are allowing this to happen. This is terrorism on Mi'kmaw land. #Mikmaki #treatyrights pic.twitter.com/FblHnWSVC9
— Pam Palmater (@Pam_Palmater) October 17, 2020
What’s happening in Mi’kma’ki is a prime example of how race operates in so-called Canada, with the State protecting the side of big business and using white working-class people to project their force onto the non-white population. Examples of this can be found all over the country.
In August, 27km camp on Wet’suwet’en yintah was burned to the ground by arsonists, and somehow the State has no leads or interest in pursuing the case, even though there were public Facebook posts calling for that specific action to be carried out.
— Tiio Horn (@kaniehtiio) October 18, 2020
In Secwepmeculecw the Tiny House Warriors have faced near constant harassment from white supremacists who even set up a camp and barbecue within a stone’s throw from Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit folks in order to harass and intimidate them.
In Algonquin territory non-Indigenous hunters continue to disrespect and threaten Indigenous people on their own territory, who are protecting the moose population from being over-hunted.
— Kanahus Manuel (@KanahusFreedom) October 13, 2020
In Six Nations territory the police continue to harass and arrest Indigenous people, unchecked by us the greater community at large.
When is enough enough? The white supremacist settler-state cannot be allowed to continue its attacks on Indigenous people. This is a call out to all settlers and supporters to mobilize in material solidarity. Last spring, thousands took action in the face of the RCMP invasion: blocking ports, roadways, carrying out sabotage actions, and shutting down trains across the country – bringing Canada to a halt.
What are we waiting for?