Throughout February the DSU has voted on multiple motions to support and stand in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en land defenders, and to advocate for social and environmental justice for/with Indigenous peoples.
This page is our aim to centralize information about actions and events happening on campus - as well as direct students towards information sources on the situation unfolding with Wet'suwet'en Nation, and other Nations across Turtle Island, and encourage participation in solidarity action!
DalGazette Podcast (on Dalhousie's TC Energy Investment and more!)
To be updated.
- Gidimt'en Checkpoint: @Gidimten
- Unist'ot'en Camp: @UnistotenCamp
- Gidimt'en Checkpoint: @gidimten_checkpoint
Other News/Information Sources
It's important to understand that many of the prominent news outlets reporting on these topics are affiliated (through funding or otherwise) with the 'Canadian' Government and/or the private corporations involved in these stories. With this in mind, we want to recommend some more independent sources providing information at this time. Such as...
How can you support?
- Learn about the on-going situation and educate others!
- Attend solidarity events taking place near you!
- Check out the Wet'suwet'en Supporter Toolkit 2020
What are we currently working on?
- Implementing a Red Dress campaign on campus, to raise awareness of ongoing violence against Indigenous peoples, specifically Missing and Murdered Indigenous Two-Spirit and Femme People.
- A second solidarity statement from Council in solidarity with Indigenous Nations across Turtle Island, specifically Wet'suwet'en Nation and Mohawk Nation.
- Encouraging Dalhousie University administration and faculty to stand in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en, and provide academic amnesty to Indigenous students.
- An information document for students to access, explaining current nation-wide violence against Indigenous peoples and the conflicts of what is being portrayed by media outlets to misinform the public.
- An information document highlighting the ways in which Dalhousie University is complicit in violence against Indigenous peoples, and condemning the University for refusing to divest holdings in the parent company of Coastal Gas Link.
- Endorsing and organizing around the Nation-wide Walkout on Wednesday, March 4th.