Friday, May 6, 2022

This is the Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network's solidarity statement with Wet'suwt'en It was made available for use in defence of the Yintah and was sent to the following politicians:

  John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia and President of the Executive Council                                                      Mike Farnworth, BC Minister of Public Safety                                                                                                          Nathan Cullen, BC Minister of State for Lands and Natural Resource Operations Stikine                                              Prime Minister Justin Trudeau                                                                                                                                    Marc Miller, Minister of Crown Indigenous Relations

ARSN stands in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en Nation and all Earth Defenders

December 3, 2021 - From the East Coast of Turtle Island, the Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network - ARSN -  denounces the arbitrary, ruthless and violent actions by militarized BC RCMP to carry out an eviction of unarmed Wet’suwet’en land defenders from their traditional territory. We repudiate the acts of intimidation and brutality by state security forces working on behalf of TC Energy and the Coastal Gaslink Project, including the use of snipers and assault teams against land defenders courageously protecting their inherent rights. We denounce provincial and federal governments for their role in exacerbating the violence perpetrated against the Wet’suwet’en Nation, including torture, the burning of homes, destruction of sacred medicines and criminalization. We fully support the sovereignty of the Wet’suwet’en Nation and the decisions of the clans in the territory to defend and protect their inherent rights.

As a network that has spent four decades monitoring and denouncing state-sponsored terror in the Americas, we are outraged by ongoing Canadian state actions to implement by force a colonial agenda of exploitation of land and water to benefit private economic interests. From our experience, we know that this is a driving factor behind genocide across the Americas and we repudiate these actions against Indigenous Nations across Turtle Island as a continuation of this agenda. For generations, Peoples and Nations across the Americas have been compelled to put their bodies on the front lines to defend the water, culture, and way of life, due to the dispossession of land and destruction as a result of colonial government policies to benefit private corporations with the support of national and international financial institutions. We implore that the Supreme Court Ruling Delgamuukw vs. BC be upheld and also exhort the Canadian State to recognize that Indigenous sovereignty over traditional territory extends beyond the confines of colonial court decisions.

As the world faces its most critical moment for the climate, we honour and give thanks to the defenders who are courageously protecting the sacred, our common home, for today and future generations. ARSN stands in solidarity with the Wet’suwe’ten Nation and all Earth defenders. 

We urge others to learn more and take action: 

#ShutDownCanada #WetsuwetenStrong #AllOutForWedzinKwa #KILLINIT

More information and developing stories:

Website: IG: @yintah_access  Twitter: @Gidimten Facebook: @wetsuwetenstrong Youtube: Gidimten Access Point   TikTok: GidimtenCheckpoint

We received this reply from the office of the Prime Minister:

Prime Minister | Premier Ministre

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To whom it may concern:

On behalf of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, I would like to acknowledge receipt of your correspondence.

Please be assured that your comments, offered on behalf of the Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network, have been carefully reviewed. In your correspondence, you raise an issue that falls within the portfolio of the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety. I have therefore taken the liberty of forwarding your email to Minister Mendicino for information and consideration.

Thank you for taking the time to write.


C. Chaar
Executive Correspondence Officer/Agent de correspondance
Executive Correspondence Services/
  Services de la correspondance de la haute direction