On January 7th, 14 people were arrested after they defended Wet’suwet’en territory from a planned Coastal GasLink pipeline project in British Columbia. As a result, 200 Canadian musicians, including Arcade Fire, U.S. Girls, Tanya Tagaq, Weaves, Stars’ Torquil Campbell, Tokyo Police Club, The Darcys’ Wes Marskell, Born Ruffians’ Luke Lalonde and more have signed an open letter in solidarity with the Indigenous land protectors.
"We call the Canadian government to account" https://t.co/CR4WdfXQ2Y
— Pitchfork (@pitchfork) January 21, 2019
“We call the Canadian government to account,” the letter reads. “As musicians, we know a PR campaign when we see one: since 2015 Justin Trudeau has promoted a message of Truth and Reconciliation and professed the goal of building meaningful nation-to-nation relationships, but his government’s actions don’t align. Meaningful nation-to-nation relationships are not made at gunpoint.”
You can check out the full statement here.