With the RCMP ramping up their encroachment on Unist’ot’en land, the need for support of indigenous sovereignty continues to grow alongside it. The good news is, this support can come in all kinds of forms: Rallying, donating, and education are all powerful tools to amplify the voices of the people!
The Wet’suwet’en Supporter Toolkit has been updated with new strategies & resources, and acts as a solid starting place for getting caught up to speed: http://unistoten.camp/supportertoolkit2020/ Education on the situation is a vital tool for knowing where and how we can show up best for the Unist’ot’en camp wherever we are.
Blockades continue to be formed near & far to speak against the RCMP’s actions. These require active participation, strength & visibility in numbers, and resources to keep going—which can be especially hard in the winter. Consider finding a blockade near you & check in to see what the people there could use. Connecting with others at these sites is a great way to stay up to date on future actions.
Ultimately—as is true in any activism—everyone’s capacity is different. We can’t be everywhere at once, and that can be frustrating. What’s important isn’t that we compare our actions to those of others, but to find where in our lives we can help grow the world we want to live in. From there, we listen to our communities, take care of each other, and know that every small action makes it that much more possible to bring change. We need to do this together.
[The above statement is cross posted with permission from the Vancouver Dyke March]
All funds received through our donation boxes from February through April will go towards supporting the Unist’ot’en Camp in their ongoing occupation of their traditional Wet’suwet’en territory and protection of the water. The BCCCS is in ongoing conversation on how we can continue to support decolonial efforts.