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Oct 19, 20

Call for Solidarity With Native Nations Under Attack Across So-Called Canada

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.

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.

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.

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 countrybringing Canada to a halt.

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