We stand with the Wet’suwet’en Peoples and hold our government accountable for its actions

Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, December 2018
Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs (http://unistoten.camp)

A path that respects the human rights of Indigenous peoples does not include armed police officers, violent acts, arrests and check points that prevent Indigenous peoples from accessing their lands. A path that respects the human rights of Indigenous peoples is peaceful, recognizes the sovereignty and jurisdiction of the Wet’suwet’en Peoples, includes the meaningful engagement of the hereditary leaders, protects the rights of land defenders to care for their families, upholds their right to protect the lands and waters for future generations, and respects the Indigenous right of free, prior and informed consent.

KAIROS stands with the Wet’suwet’en Peoples in asserting these rights and calls on government and industry to uphold the rights of Indigenous peoples as expressed in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Full KAIROS statement: Wet’suwet’en land defenders are not criminals

KAIROS Steering Committee Member, Rev. Leigh Kern

Letters from Member Churches

Anglican Church of Canada
United Church of Canada (en français)
The Presbyterian Church in Canada
Jesuits of Canada (en français)
Canadian Religious Conference
Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers)

Filed in: Indigenous Rights


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