Indigenous Peoples Support Muskrat Falls Water Protectors

October 20, 2016

Last Thanksgiving Monday, a network of water protectors and land defenders linked struggles together from coast to coast to build strength and unity in our shared responsibilities for our territories. We demanded that the Trudeau government exercise Deeds Not Words because we know we must hold his feet to the fire in his commitment to forge a new, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Prime Minister Trudeau: Now is your chance.

The Inuit and Innu water protectors at Muskrat Falls are ready to put their bodies on the line to protect the land and waters that have been entrusted to each generation of their families going back hundreds and hundreds of years. They are sick with the possibility that their generation will be the ones to witness the destruction of their homelands and the waters they depend on for healthy food.

We stand with the Inuit and Innu in their demand that all organic matter from the flood basin be cleared out. This will prevent further increases in methylmercury in their fish, seals, birds, and other game.

Stop Nalcor. Stop the Lower Churchill Project. Stop criminalizing the men and women who are upholding Indigenous law against the violations of the state.

Rather than implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) as promised, Trudeau is using lower domestic standards of consultation, rather than the higher UNDRIP standard of Free, Prior and Informed Consent. Indigenous peoples across the country join in solidarity with Muskrat Falls’ protectors to say: Deeds not Words!

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Indigenous Peoples Support Muskrat Falls Water Protectors