The TransCanada Coastal Gaslink pipeline aims to steal Wetâsuwetâen land, use resource extraction to solidify control over Indigenous territories, destroy the environment and violate Indigenous laws.
From the occupied Palestinian territory, we stand in solidarity with the Wetâsuwetâen Nation and land defenders at the Unistâotâen Camp and Gidimtâen who continue to resist Canadaâs colonial incursions of their unceded territories.
The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition in Palestinian civil society that leads the global BDS movement, sends a message of support to your struggle.
We call on the Palestine solidarity movement in Turtle Island and elsewhere to stand with the Wetâsuwetâen Nation.
As Palestinians, we have firsthand experience with a colonial power, Israelâs regime of occupation, colonization and apartheid, that systemically works to dispossess, divide and strip us of our lands and resources.
We know too well, from our own experience, that the TransCanada Coastal Gaslink pipeline aims to steal Wetâsuwetâen land, use resource extraction to solidify control over Indigenous territories, destroy the environment and violate Indigenous laws. We also know that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) attacks, sanctioned by the Trudeau government, against the Hereditary Wetâsuwetâen leadership, matriarchs and land defenders, are used to violate Indigenous sovereignty. The RCMP is employing tactics and equipmentÂ similar to Israelâs government, includingÂ Caterpillar bulldozers, to seize indigenous lands.
We are deeply grateful for the Wetâsuwetâen people for their indomitable spirit, and their tireless defence of the land and water resources. We stand firmly with you in your struggle for your land and ancestral rights.
Palestinians owe the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island a great debt for teaching us how to resist settler colonialism generation after generation through your powerful resistance, grace and indomitable spirit.
The BNC is committed to building stronger ties of solidarity between our peoples and movements, and we will work with our partners in Turtle Island to make this a reality.
From Palestine to Wetâsuwetâen, we stand united with you in the struggle against settler colonialism, racism, corporate criminality and your inalienable rights for justice and self-determination.
We would be honoured to welcome you in Palestine, when the time is right.
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