Statement of Indigenous Youth Standing in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en (2020)

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On February 6, 2020, Indigenous youth in Canada began their occupation of the ceremonial gates and steps to the B.C. Legislative Assembly in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation, who were resisting an encroachment on their sovereign territories by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The RCMP sought to seize the land to allow for the construction of Coastal GasLink’s new fracked gas pipeline. The Indigenous youth issued a statement on February 26, 2020, laying out their demands for Canadian officials and calling on them to stop the human and indigenous rights violations by the RCMP happening in Wet’suwet’en territory.