Red Braid member Ma Maa Tea (Nuu Chah Nulth and Irish) responds to critiques of Red Braid’s Indigenous leadership. She argues, "Saying low-income Indigenous people have no voice not only erases low-income Indigenous leaders but says that low-income Indigenous people cannot be protagonists in urban centers for themselves and when standing with land defenders."
To survive COVID-19, we have to protect Indigenous spaces. We have to protect our physical spaces where we can see and care for each other. We have to defend all our relations against being controlled by building managers, surveilled by police, and killed by colonizer violence.
The #CoquitlamRailBlockade is part of a Wet’suwet’en defence movement that is spreading as Indigenous nations exercising their sovereign control over their territories stop rail line traffic
Blocking the Port of Vancouver communicates the powerful message that the Wet’suwet’en nation is not alone. Our growing movement must become more powerful to break the hold that corporations, police, and colonial courts have over our lives and relations between Indigenous nations and non-Indigenous people.
We fight for Wet’suwet’en sovereignty, the extinction of fossil fuel capitalism, and the defeat of Canada
Alliance Against Displacement is on the side of the Wet’suwet’en nation, and of all Indigenous peoples and nations against Canada’s imperialist rule of law.
The frontlines of struggle against colonialism are everywhere: Alliance Against Displacement statement in unity with the Wet’suwet’en
For Indigenous people displaced from our territories, who have made the city our home, and for working class people dedicated to dismantling the colonial project, the struggle at Unist’ot’en is our struggle.