December 20 - 25 will be an international week of action to defund the Coastal GasLink pipeline, organized by a coalition of groups under the leadership of Indigenous land defenders from Gidimt’en Checkpoint.
Here is their message:
Over the past year, major banks RBC and Chase and private equity giant KKR have ignored countless requests to meet with communities impacted by the fossil fuel projects that the companies are funding. These companies are bankrolling Wet’suwet’en people being removed at gunpoint from their land.
We refuse to let these pipeline financiers get away with it. The week of December 20th Indigenous land defenders are calling for a day of action calling out the corporate giants behind Coastal GasLink.
Three ways parents can support this critical call to action:
- Join a mass organizing call December 14 at 4pm PT/7pm ET and hear from Eve Saint, Wet’suwet’en Land Defender and Amy Gray, Senior Climate Finance at Stand.earth. Register here to join the meeting.
- Take action in your own communities to call attention to RBC's role in bankrolling the pipeline and profiting off destroying Wet'suwet'en land. Here's a link to resources and a planning toolkit.
- Amplify this call to action and any local actions within your networks and communities. If you're part of an action, make sure to use the tags in the toolkit, and share photos and posts with us so we can amplify further.
You can find more background and ways to act in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en land defenders here.