Wet'suwet'en Support Resources

Emailing script 

Let's put pressure on government representatives to stop the development of the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline on Wet'suwet'en territory. 

Here is a template for emailing. You can copy and paste it into emails and add your info. It's great if you have the time to personalize it a bit.


Dear _________________, 


I am writing to voice my support for the Wet'suwet'en people's nonviolent movement opposing the development of oil facilities on their land.  I am writing from _________________. 


I’m demanding that you take immediate action to stop all drilling and pipeline construction on the headwaters of the Wedzin Kwa, and end all pipeline construction on Wet'suwet'en territory.


I call on the provincial government of British Columbia and the federal government of Canada to respect the rights, jurisdiction and laws of the Unist'ot'en/Giltseyu-Dark House on their unceded territories, as upheld by the Supreme Court of Canada.


The TransCanada Coastal GasLink pipeline does not have the collective free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs. All the Wet'suwet'en Clans have rejected the Coastal GasLink pipeline. 


The provincial and federal government must revoke the permits for this project until standards of FPIC under the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) are met.


In addition, the environmental impacts of this project are huge, and it goes against both the BC Provincial and Federal Government's commitments to address climate change.


Our asks and demands are simple: 


  • Call for the withdrawal of the RCMP; stop the harassment and intimidation
  • Meet with the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs
  • Follow through on your commitments to respect Indigenous autonomy
  • Require CGL to cease construction and suspend their permits until free, prior, and informed consent is upheld


Please respond to my email with updates on your actions. I will continue to follow-up on this issue until Indigenous rights have been upheld, the RCMP are off unceded Wet’suwet’en territory, and the permits for the project are revoked. 


Sincerely,


Phone Script 

Let's put pressure on government representatives to stop the development of the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline on Wet'suwet'en territory. 

Here is a template for phone calls. highlighting the key points sometimes helps keep the phone call on track. 


Hello,

My name is __________________ and I’m calling from __________________, Treaty __ Territory. 


I’m calling to voice my support for the Wet'suwet'en people's nonviolent movement opposing the development of oil facilities on their land.


I’m demanding that you immediately stop all drilling and pipeline construction on the headwaters of the Wedzin Kwa (wed-zin-kwa), and end all pipeline construction on Wet'suwet'en territory as coastal gas link does not have the free, prior and informed consent of the Wet'suwet'en nation and hereditary chiefs.


The Wet’suwet’en are on unceded land and only the five clans of the Wet’suwet’en have the authority to make decisions for their territory. The Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs had provided an alternate route for Coastal Gas Link, but it was rejected by CGL because they didn’t want to spend more money or time on the project. Instead, CGL has decided they would rather violate the law of the Hereditary Chiefs, destroy important cultural areas to the Wet’suwet’en, and continue to perpetuate genocide and colonial violence on Indigenous peoples and land. 

Please heed their calls, hear their concerns, and take decisive action against oil development in the struggle to renew Canada's energy sector and address the climate emergency. Future generations of Canadians will be thankful, as will your constituents. 

Please follow up with me to update me on your actions. You can call me back at ___________________. Thank you. Bye. 



Government Contacts 

1. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister

Listed phone number not accepting voicemail

justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca 

2. Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services

1-905-338-2008

anita.anand@parl.gc.ca 

3. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

1-416-952-3990

1-819-997-0002 (crown indigenous relations headquarters)

aadnc.minister.aandc@canada.ca 


(constituency email if you’re in this riding: carolyn.bennett@parl.gc.ca

4. Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety

1-416-261-8613

bill.blair@parl.gc.ca 

5. Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity

1-519-746-1573

bardish.chagger@parl.gc.ca 

6. Jean-Yves Duclos, President of the Treasury Board

1 418-523-6666

jean-yves.duclos@parl.gc.ca 

7. Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister

1-416-928-1451

chrystia.freeland@dpmo-cvpm.gc.ca

8. Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport

1-514-283-2013

marc.garneau@parl.gc.ca 

9.Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health

1-613-957 0200

hcminister.ministresc@canada.ca    


(constituency office if you’re in this riding: patty.hajdu@parl.gc.ca

10. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families

1-416-656-2526

ahmed.hussen@parl.gc.ca 

11. Melanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development

1-514-383-3709

melanie.joly@parl.gc.ca 

AND hon.melanie.joly@canada.ca.

12. David Lametti, Minister of Justice

1-514-363-0954*constituency office


613 957 4222* attorney general office won't let you leave a voice message!

david.lametti@parl.gc.ca 

AND

mcu@justice.gc.ca

13. Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue

1-418-385-4264

constituency office


1-800-959-8281ministerial office

(hmm… seems like just revenue canada & can’t leave a message)

diane.lebouthillier@parl.gc.ca 

14. Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services

1-514-496-4885

marc.miller@parl.gc.ca 

15. Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Natural Resources

1-709-772-4608

seamus.oregan@parl.gc.ca 

16. Pablo Rodriguez, House Leader

1-514-353-5044

pablo.rodriguez@parl.gc.ca 

17. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment

819-938-3813 (Eastern Hours)

VM box full

jonathan.wilkinson@parl.gc.ca 

ec.ministre-minister.ec@canada.ca

18. BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC)

1-250-794-5200

Toll free: 1-800-663-7867

Can use contact form at https://bcogc.ca/contact 

19. Paul Jeakins, BCOGC Commissioner and CEO 

1-250-419-4411

paul.jeakins@bcogc.ca 

20. John Horgan, Premier

1-250-387-1715

premier@gov.bc.ca 

21. Murray Rankin, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

1-250-953-4844

irr.minister@gov.bc.ca

murray.rankin.mla@leg.bc.ca 

22. David Eby, Attorney General and Minister of Housing

1-250-387-1866

david.eby.mla@leg.bc.ca 

23. Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety

1-250-356-2178

mike.farnworth.mla@leg.bc.ca 

24. Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development

1-250-387-6240

flnr.minister@gov.bc.ca 

25. Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines, and Low Carbon Innovation

1-250-953-0900

bruce.ralston.mla@leg.bc.ca 

26. George Heyman, Minister Environment and Climate Change Strategy

1-250-387-1187


george.heyman.MLA@leg.bc.ca

27. John Rustad, MLA for Wet’suwet’en Territory

1-250-356-6171

john.rustad.mla@leg.bc.ca 

28. David Pfeiffer, President of the CGL Project

1-778-328-5301

coastalgaslink@tcenergy.com

29. Environmental Emergency Management

1-800-663-3456 (you might talk to a person)

Links to BIPOC +Environmentalist material

The following is a list of material pertaining to BIPOC + environmental issues. My emphasis is on Canada but this will include material and resources from everywhere.


Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, writer:

https://www.ayanaelizabeth.com/writing

@oceancollectiv

@urbanoceanlabs

@ayanaeliza


Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en check point:

http://unistoten.camp/

@gidimten_checkpoint


There’s Something in the Water, book: 

Ingrid Waldron, @waldroningrid on Instagram 

There’s Something in the Water Documentary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKhIYFDnCoY


Polluted Promises book:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/823232.Polluted_Promises


The Right to be Cold, book:

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/417373/the-right-to-be-cold-by-sheila-watt-cloutier/9780143187646


 Mustard Greens, book:

Mikaiarion.com/shop


Fern Wood Publishing:

https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/about


 A Different Book List - book store:

https://www.adifferentbooklist.com/

@adfrntbooklist


Wander and Wonder Studio, books for kids:

Linktr.ee/wanderandwonderstudio

@wanderandwonder.studio


Foodshare Toronto, Organisation:

@foodshareto

https://foodshare.net



Links to 

de-escalation 

material 

This section focuses on material about  de-escalation and interaction  tactics.

Vidhya Ramalingam, author/speaker/founder:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otv0WVgHc3U

http://moonshotcve.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_FREE_Initiative


Girds.org, German institute on radicalization and de-radicalization studies:

http://girds.org/publications


Life After Hate, rehabilitation group:

https://www.lifeafterhate.org/

Links recommended by this organization:

https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/what-we-do/networks/radicalisation_awareness_network/ran-papers_en


https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/sites/homeaffairs/files/what-we-do/networks/radicalisation_awareness_network/about-ran/ran-exit/docs/ran_exit_academy_communicating_25-26_04_2018_en.pdf

https://www.lifeafterhate.org/media




Links to resources for allies 

This is a collection of news organizations, work books, reading material and otherwise educational resources for allies of BIPOC communities.


Democracy Now, news media: 

Democracy now.org 


Links to materials through Toronto’s  Akin Collective

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CPvMjoib8hImR7atC8r05f871DoTwCqueG5t4y6pSUg/edit


Rachel E. Cargle, educator / activist:

@rachel.cargle

@thegreatunlearn

Patreon.com/thegreatunlearn 


Petition to defund the Toronto Police:

https://you.leadnow.ca/petitions/defund-toronto-police-services-invest-in-communities-instead


Contact

Rat666tat@gmail.com


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