Statement of Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation
Resource Movement expresses its support for and solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en People, including those at the Unist’ot’en Camp and the Gidimt’en Checkpoint, who are mobilizing against the Coastal Gaslink (CGL) Pipeline project.
We unconditionally support the recent eviction of CGL employees from Wet’suwet’en territory—over which the Wet’suwet’en have the sovereign ability to govern—as issued by the Hereditary Chiefs of all five clans of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, who have not consented to the CGL project.
We also condemn the militarized invasion of Wet’suwet’en lands by the RCMP, and find recent revelations that the RCMP was ready to murder Wet’suwet’en land defenders truly abhorrent.
Resource Movement is a community of young people with access to wealth and class privilege working toward the redistribution of wealth, land and power. We support decolonial resistance and Indigenous sovereignty and encourage all of our members to do the same.
We encourage our members to respond to local calls to action and show up in support of the Wet’suwet’en People, and encourage our community to provide resources and support as requested by the Unist’ot’en Camp.
Resource Movement joins the call on the settler government of Canada to uphold the UNDRIP in honoring the right to Free, Prior and Informed consent of the Hereditary Chiefs of all five clans of the Wet’suwet’en Nation. Furthermore, Resource Movement joins Rainforest Action Network in denouncing the significant financial support from the banks that are funding TC Energy.
TC Energy does not have the collective free, prior, and informed consent of the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs. All of the five Wet’suwet’en Clans have rejected TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink pipeline.
Resource Movement fully supports the demands of the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs. And, finally, we gratefully acknowledge Resource Generation, Extinction Rebellion and Confederate Villages of Lisjan for their letters of solidarity from which ours is adapted.