Statement in Support of the Wet’suwet’en Nation

Posted on January 28, 2020

Background: Coastal Gaslink and TC Energy are pushing through a 670-kilometer fracked gas pipeline that would carry fracked gas from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to the coastal town of Kitimat, where a processing plant owned by LNG Canada would be located. LNG Canada is the single largest private investment in Canadian history.

The pipeline route would pass through the Wet’suwet’en Nation, which opposes this incursion into its territory. The Canadian Federal Government, the Provincial Government, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Coastal GasLink/TC Energy are openly violating Wet’suwet’en, Canadian, and international law in attempting to build this pipeline. For more information, visit http://unistoten.camp/supportertoolkit2020.

It is clear that Earth and the living beings upon it are distressed. The defenders of greed continue to gorge themselves on profit. Colonialism, capitalism, and militarism put themselves above people and the environment. We weep for our Mother Earth being unmercifully consumed.

The Earth struggles to regenerate. The air, water and land that we cherish and need for our survival are being polluted and consumed at a terrifying pace. No respect or consideration is given to the generations of people living now, much less to those of generations to come. If the Earth can’t regenerate, living things – including humans - can’t regenerate.

As fellow beings coexisting on this planet, members of the Fort Collins Sustainability Group stand united in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en in our common struggle for survival. Stand strong, Wet’suwet’en! Your suffering and your fight is visible. You have gained world-wide attention. Stand strong, the world’s Indigenous Peoples! You are the protectors of land, water and air. You and your allies are the protectors of life, as colonialism and capitalism are tearing the web of life apart.