Jan 17, 2019
Today's episode features two interviews about solidarity actions with the Wet'suwet'en people currently defending their sovereignty, their lands and their waters by resisting pipeline construction through their territories.
In our first interview we speak with an urban Indigenous organizer about several different solidarity actions on unceded Coast Salish territories in Vancouver and some of the broader context, strategy and motivations behind those actions. Our second interview is with two Mi'kmaq land and water protectors in Unama'ki (so-called Cape Breton) about a solidarity action that shut down the Canso Causeway, related struggles against resource extraction throughout Mi'kma'ki, and some of the broader context and motivations behind those struggles as well.
Many different solidarity actions have taken place across this territory and around the world - too many to count! Actions and demonstrations have continued to flare up throughout so-called Canada - we encourage you to participate in solidarity actions happening in your area, and if it doesn't seem like anything is happening where you are, grab some friends and organize your own action! This is not over.
Solidarity actions and further updates and info:
Music in this episode: A Tribe Called Red - Unist'ot'en Camp - Stadium Pow Wow (feat. Black Bear) Spoken word clips from Unist'ot'en spokesperson Freda Huson