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Friends of the Earth Australia stands in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders

We stand in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders who are standing in the way of the largest fracking project in Canadian history being built on their ancestral lands.

A group of people with signs calling for banks and investment groups to divest in front of a graffitied wall

We strongly condemn the arrest and detention of 32 people, including Wet’suwet’en First Nations people, supporters, and journalists, by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and other police forces as part of a two-day siege in Wet’suwet’en territory. We urge Canadian authorities to drop all charges and immediately release all those arrested in the siege. 

We condemn the repeated violations of Wet’suwet’en jurisdiction and Wet’suwet’en law by the RCMP and police, and we urge the Canadian authorities to uphold the Wet’suwet’en peoples unceded right to govern and occupy their lands.

We support the rights of all First Nations people to make self-determined decisions about their land, including the right to say NO to extractive industries. 

We note that many of the key financial institutions backing TransCanada Pipelines to destroy Wet’suwet’en First Nations land are also supporting the Adani Group to destroy Wangan and Jagalingou land without consent for a coal mine in Queensland, Australia. 

JP MorganChase, MUFG, and HSBC must stop their support for extractive projects and companies that are destroying First Nations land without their consent immediately.

We encourage everyone to show their support by donating to the Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders Legal Fund here. 

Friends of the Earth Australia represents members and groups fighting for environmental justice on the unceded land of First Nations peoples across so-called Australia.


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Whilst you are here, please make a donation to the Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders Legal Fund which is not affiliated with Friends of the Earth Australia..