A group of activist and environmentalists were protesting against the Canadian RBC bank for its involvement with the Coastal Gaslink on sacred land of Wet’suwet’en on Sunday in Montreal Jarry park. RBC is the biggest funder of fossil fuels in Canada (5th in the world) and according to the group the bank has poured over $200 billion into fossil fuels since the Paris climate Agreement signed in 2016.
During the protest of Wet’ sutwet’en in 2019, the indigenous people were dragged from their land. Two years after their first protest they still struggle every day for the respect of their rights and hereditary title.
“Our sacred headwaters, the Wedzin Kwa river, is the lifeline for our people. By financing Coastal GasLink, CNB’s parent company RBC is putting us profoundly at risk,” said Gidimt’en Checkpoint spokesperson Sleydo’, Molly Wickham in March 2022. “The gas pipeline violates our hereditary title, and has led to years of RCMP violence and harassment of peaceful Indigenous land defenders, and the forced removal of Wet’suwet’en peoples from our territory. We’ve been crystal clear: RBC must divest from this toxic project, which threatens Wet’suwet’en land, air and water, and steamrolls Indigenous rights.”
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