Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation


Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation

FUNSCAD expresses solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation and its Hereditary Chiefs who are insisting upon respect for their autonomy and sovereignty over their unceded land.  As we have seen, forceful intervention by the police will not resolve this dispute. Respectful and meaningful nation-to-nation dialogue, consistent with the principles of reconciliation, is needed.

FUNSCAD calls upon the federal government to ensure that peaceful negotiations continue, and that Indigenous rights – which are enshrined in our Constitution, in court rulings, and through the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – are upheld.

Governments and communities must acknowledge these rights and the Wet’suwet’en Nation’s inherent right to self-governance. FUNSCAD offers its support and remains committed to reconciliation and a meaningful, peaceful path towards decolonization.

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We Acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.