Whess harman: land back embroidered patch (2.0)
Artist: Whess Harman
3x4 inches, embroidered patch
Harman is donating proceeds from the sale of each patch to the Unist'ot'en Legal fund (https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/unistoten-camp-legal-fund)
We are selling these at cost with non-tracked shipping by letter mail included. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for other shipping arrangements.
On Feb 6, beginning at 5am, six land defenders were arrested after the breakdown of the Wiggus as the RCMP failed to stand down. This colonial incursion follows a RCMP invasion led on Jan 7, 2019 and on-going confrontation throughout the year.
I am Carrier Wit'at; the Wet'suwet'en are my ancestral neighbours. The people on those blockades are people I grew up with, who always watched out for me and the other youth in circumstances constantly pushed to dangerous extremes by colonial violence enacted on all levels of the canadian government.
The Wet'suwet'en are protecting their sovereign land. The media is aggressively, and shamefully, framing the Wet'suwet'en as outliers, promoting the idea that a majority of Indigenous people either support or don't care about pipelines crossing their ancestral territories. But the Wet'suwet'en are not a part of a large pan-Indigenous group; no Nation is. We each hold our own governance and law. How the Wet'suwet'en enact their sovereignty is their choice and our choice is whether or not to stand with them, either as individuals or as Nations using our own systems of governance to support them.
I don't have any big names, or songs or dances, but as an artist I can offer this, and as a body I can show up to actions and take and hold space with others. I choose to stand with Wet'suwet'en. I urge you to do the same.
With media blackouts and/or the dangerous "majority" narratives being pushed in the media I recommend the following IGs for solidarity actions and reporting as it happens:
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