Filed under: Announcement, Canada, Indigenous, Solidarity
Call for phone-zap campaign in the face of impending RCMP raid of Wet’suwet’en territory.
On January 4th, Wet’suwet’en members delivered an eviction notice to the CGL mancamp known as “site 9A” on Unistʼotʼen territory. CGL complied with the eviction notice, and employees and security forces completely withdrew from the territory. Shortly thereafter, there were reports of over 100 felled trees and piles of tires and accelerants blocking Morice West Forest Service Road, effectively protecting the area from industry and RCMP incursion. This unceded Wet’suwet’en land has now been liberated from Canada.
To protect this area, 4 camps extending through two clan territories have been set up along the logging road that traverses this territory. Wet’suwet’en chiefs have been steadfast in their assertion that Canadian law has no jurisdiction over the yintah, and that neither CGL nor RCMP are welcome on their territory. Over the past few weeks, while the RCMP have been gearing up to attempt to invade the territory, camps have been bolstered by a steady stream Wet’suwet’en, Gitxsan, and settler visitors. From railway sabotage, to round dances, a wide diversity of solidarity actions have been popping off all over Turtle Island.
Recently, we have learned that the community halls in Telkwa and Houston, two adjacent communities to the Gidim’ten and Unist’ot’en camps, have been rented out to house approximately 100 RCMP personnel, from January 31st, for 2 and 3 weeks respectively. Please call the community halls to ask why they choose to be complicit in the invasion of unceded Wet’suwet’en territory, and the perpetuation of the colonial relationship that resulted in the 60’s scoop, broken treaties, land theft, and genocide.
If you aren’t sure what to say, you can follow this script:
I heard you are renting your community space to the RCMP, to help them try to raid and evict Wet’suwet’en people from their traditional territories. Unless you want your community hall to become synonymous with the same force of colonization that put the residential school system in place, you should cancel the RCMP’s reservation.
Houston Community Hall:
Houston Leisure Services
PO Box 370, Houston BC, V0J 1Z0
Phone: (250) 845 2238
Fax: (250) 845-7434
E-Mail – [email protected]
Telkwa Community Hall:
Phone: (250) 846-5212
For more information on the Gidimt’en camp: yintahaccess.com
For more information on the Unist’ot’en camp: unistoten.camp