#ShutDownKKR Online Toolkit: Get Your Hands Off Wet’suwet’en Lands!

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and community members in northern British Columbia, Canada are being removed from their land to build TCEneregy’s 417-mile, multibillion-dollar Coastal GasLink pipeline, despite having rights and title to their land since time immemorial.

The Coastal GasLink pipeline poses grave risks to the land, air, water, and climate, and to the Indigenous women living near the fracked gas pipeline route.

In the past few months, militarized police have raided the Wet’suwet’en camps with assault rifles, dogs, sound cannons, and helicopters while Indigenous elders and youth stood by in shock.

Now, especially in this global pandemic, all eyes are on Wet’suwet’en frontlines — and their hereditary chiefs are urgently calling out for massive global support.

In the U.S., you can help by calling out one of the largest funders of the Coastal GasLink pipeline Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR). KKR’s plans to invest in the pipeline aren’t final and there’s still time to stop them, and there are a lot of online opportunities to take action!

If enough people tell KKR that people across Canada and the U.S. won’t let the pipeline be built and lean into their partnerships principles, they could pull out of the deal.

Find the “#ShutDownKKR: Get Your Hands Off Wet’suwet’en Lands!” online toolkit here. It has sample emails, same social media posts, graphics, research and more for you to callout KKR.

Email info@risingtidenorthamerica.org for #ShutDownKKR partnerships, questions, or if you have comments.

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