CUC (Canadian Unitarian Council) eNews: January 15, 2019 – Issue 73
The Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC) recognizes the sovereignty of Indigenous peoples and their authority to make decisions about what happens on their land. In the case of the Wet’suwet’en, who are opposing the development of a Coastal GasLink pipeline on their traditional territories in northwestern British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed that they have never ceded their traditional lands (Delgamuukw, 1997). This historic case specified what is required to claim Aboriginal title to land, affirmed the legal validity of oral history and clarified the government’s duty to consult with Indigenous peoples before proceeding with any development.
To learn more about the Delgamuukw case: https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/delgamuukw-case
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
Telephone: 613-992-4211, Fax: 613-941-6900
The Honourable Daniel Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
David.Lametti@parl.gc.ca, Fax: 613-954-0811
Find your Member of Parliament https://www.ourcommons.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members
Contact the RCMP directly and let them know your view of their impending operation.
National RCMP Headquarters
Email: RCMP.HQMediaRelations-DGRelationsmedias.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca (media contact)
Please take action in your own community along with other Indigenous Rights and Climate Justice activists in your area. Here are some of the other important ways you can support the Unist’ot’en, Gitdumt’en and the entire Wet’suwet’en Nation.
Donate to the Wet’suwet’en Access Point on Gitdumt’en Territory: https://www.gofundme.com/gitdumt039en-access-point
Donate to Unist’ot’en Camp: http://unistoten.camp/support-us/donate/
Donate to Unist’ot’en Camp Legal Fund: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/unistoten-camp-legal-fund
Get updates from Wet’suwet’en Access Point on Gitdumt’en Territory: