Actions continue by the Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders to defend the sacred headwaters of the Wedzin Kwa river which sustains life in the territory of the Wet’suwet’en nation and beyond. They are defending their hereditary rights on their yintah – their territories – against state-organized assaults which are constant. Canadians are called on to unite as one to protect those who are protecting their hereditary rights on their own lands.
A video released on October 4 on the Yintah Access social media feed shows a new log cabin “that will be housing Wet’suwet’en people for generations to come,” Gidimt’en spokesperson Sleydo’ said. The cabin sits on the site cleared by GasLink (CGL) for drilling under the Wedzin Kwa. [More]
On October 3rd, as part of the Red Dress Campaign, family, friends, and Prince George residents from all walks of life came together to remember and give voice to the murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls along Hwy 16 – the Highway of Tears. [More]
On September 30, two years almost to the day after the publication of the Viens Commission Report and its calls to action, a follow-up committee composed of lawyers and university professors published its own report on the government follow-up to these calls to action. [More]
On Sunday, October 3 a fundraising campaign was launched in Montreal to help the victims of the devastating earthquake of August 14, 2021, which affected three departments in the deep south of Haiti. The Interregional Support Group in Response to Haitian Municipal Organizations (GISROMH) has organized itself to provide structural support to the affected Haitian localities during the post-emergency period. [More]
At the protest, Jennie-Laure Sully of Solidarité Québec-Haiti (SQ-H) addressed the years of destabilization by the members of the so-called Core Group, which includes the U.S. and Canada amongst others, that drove many Haitians to flee the country, especially after the 2010 earthquake. Forced to traverse the Americas, in some cases almost a decade later, many of them recently appeared at the U.S. border with Mexico. Had it not been for the interference in Haiti of the so-called Core Group, “there would be no refugee crisis,” Sully said. The crisis in Haiti is “the direct result of the fraudulent elections in Haiti, organized with Canadian and U.S. funds, she said, and concluded: We must say “No, Not With Our Taxes!, Not In Our Name! The Destabilization of Haiti Must End!” [More]