FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2021
HAIDA NATION STATEMENT ON THE INFRINGEMENT ON WET’SUWET’EN TITLE
The Haida Nation stands firmly with the Gidimt’en Clan as they uphold Wet’suwet’en law in opposition of the Coastal Gaslink pipeline project on their territory.
In these times of climate crisis and implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, along with the commitments made at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), the governments’ actions against Indigenous Title and Rights and climate change are disappointing stumbling blocks on the path to reconciliation.
The Haida Nation condemns all acts of violence against Indigenous Peoples and ways of life. Indigenous Peoples have called for renewed relationships and equitable systems to address policy brutality, racism in the healthcare system, and dispossession of lands and resources.
It is time for Canada and BC to put words to action and honour Wet’suwet’en Title throughout the Yintah.
“We stand with our Wet’suwet’en relatives in exercising their inherent responsibility to protect their sacred headwaters. The use of a militarized police force against unarmed people and the suppression of communications and media are violations of human rights. The world is watching and it is shameful what is happening. Stay Wet’suwet’en Strong.”
– Gaagwiis Jason Alsop, President of the Haida Nation
To our Wet’suwet’en relatives – the Haida Nation will rebuild with you and stand with you to defend your Title and exercise your Rights. We will send people and resources in the coming days.
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