UWSA Stands in Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation
The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) are firmly in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation as they continue to assert sovereignty on unceded territories and resist state violence.
On December 31, 2019, the BC Supreme Court issued an injunction allowing the RCMP to forcibly remove Wet’suwet’en people from their traditional territories in northern British Columbia. The Hereditary Chiefs of all five clans of the Wet’suwet’en Nation responded by rejecting the Supreme Court’s injunction. Then, the Chiefs evicted Coastal GasLink and their contractors who are attempting to build a liquified natural gas pipeline (LNG) across Wet’suwet’en territory.
The UWSA encourages students to take action in support of the Wet’suwet’en community. Some way you can help are:
- Read the supporter toolkit
- Educate people on the issue by watching a screening of the documentary, Invasion, together
- Donate to the Unist’ot’en Camp and their legal fund
- Sign the pledge
- Share postson social media, talk to your community, keep eyes on the Unist’ot’en and Wet’suwet’en!
Locally, you can support the Indigenous Youth for Wet’suwet’en Winnipeg by bringing them food, beverages and supplies as they occupy the office of Northern Affairs Minister, Dan Vandal.
The UWSA supports the demands of the Wet’suwet’en Heriditary Chiefs and call on the BC government to end violence and respect the sovereignty of Indigenous peoples there.