Wet’suwet’en Solidarity: Invasion Film Screening and Discussion
Invasion Film Screening and Discussion
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 7:00-9:00 pm
The Wet’suwet’en are calling for solidarity actions from Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities who uphold Indigenous sovereignty and recognize the urgency of stopping resource extraction projects that threaten the lives of future generations. Hamilton Artists Inc. has a moral obligation to support the rights and sovereignty of the Wet’suwet’en nation, and our staff and board stand with them in solidarity. Please join us for a public screening of Invasion, a new film about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint and the larger Wet’suwet’en Nation standing up to the Canadian government and corporations who continue colonial violence against Indigenous people. Free event, everyone is welcome.
In this era of “reconciliation”, Indigenous land is still being taken at gunpoint. The Unist’ot’en Camp has been a beacon of resistance for nearly 10 years. It is a healing space for Indigenous people and settlers alike, and an active example of decolonization. The violence, environmental destruction, and disregard for human rights following TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) / Coastal GasLink’s interim injunction has been devastating to bear, but this fight is far from over.
If you can’t make this date, attend the screening hosted by the Hamilton Social Medicine Response Team on February 27.
Check out the Unist’ot’en Supporter Toolkit for ways you can show your solidarity and be an ally, and for a list of educational resources.
To learn more about the history of Indigenous land struggles across Turtle Island more broadly, check out this list of free resources.