Led by members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, people in Ottawa marched in front of Parliament and to the nearby RBC offices on Sparks Street in response to the RCMP raids of the Wet’suwet’en Coyote Camp earlier in the month and the ongoing attempted imposition of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project through Wet’suwet’en unceded territory. Link to video (length 3:16)
This video doesn’t feature any of the speeches at the start of the march, nor the circle dance that concluded the action.
However, it does feature clips from three songs that speak to protecting land and water from the oil & gas industry and its financial backers (RBC being a major funder of CGL’s project). The songs are:
- Kinnie Starr feat Ja$e ElNino – Haida Raid 3: Save Our Waters;
- A Tribe Called Red x Prolific The Rapper – Black Snakes (Remix);
- Amai Kuda – We Can Do It (Dirty Money) ft. Y, Kinnie Starr & M1.
It also features an ‘iconic’ photo-capture of a “WET’SUWET’EN STRONG” sign raised high directly in line aside the Parliament Peace Tower and Canadian flag, with the top of a “RCMP OFF [WET’SUWET’EN LAND]” banner visible in the background.
For more info and updates on how to support the Wet’suwet’en defending the river (Wedzin Kwa) and land (Yintah) from the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, go to the website www.YintahAccess.com and the accompanying social media accounts.
Video/ photo/ post by Greg Macdougall, EquitableEducation.ca