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Dec 22, 21

Humboldt Forest Defenders: “Solidarity with Indigenous Land Defenders”

Statement of solidarity from those blockading and defending redwood rainforests from industrial logging in so-called Humboldt County with Indigenous land defenders. From Redwood Forest Defense.

On thankstaking, a collective day of mourning in the so-called United States, we stand in solidarity with Indigenous land defenders of the past and present fighting to protect their livelihoods from colonial occupation.

We want to echo the calls for support from Indigenous land defenders.

In so called British Columbia, on Nov 19th RCMP (royal canadian mounted police) once again violently raided unceded Gidimt’em territories in an attempt to suppress Indigenous land defenders from protecting the Wedzin Kwa headwaters. This came as part of the Wet’suwet’en nation’s ongoing resistance to TC Energy’s proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline.

In Winnemucca NV, frontline support is urgently needed to stop evictions of Indigenous people from their homes. The evictions are said to be making way for potential housing for workers coming to the area to take part in a projected lithium mining project at Peehee Muh’ha (Thacker Pass), a sacred site of Paiute people.

Pictured are forest defenders of settler ancestry blocking a road owned by Green Diamond Resource Company in Tsurai, a Yurok village site. The blockade is part of our ongoing struggle to halt clear-cutting of biodiverse redwood forest in an already heavily logged region.

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