Save Salmon Habitat and Tribal Land From Pipelines

The Unistoten Camp is fighting back against destructive pipelines.

Target: Chevron CEO John S. Watson 

Goal: Stop harassing indigenous people with attempts to negotiate a pipeline that will destroy their tribal land and salmon habitat.

Several pipeline projects have proposed routes that would traverse and destroy indigenous tribe lands of northern British Columbia. This issue is not only a call to defend human rights but also to protect the delicate environment of North America. Demand that Chevron respect First Nation sovereignty and stop harassing the Unist’ot’en camp with destructive pipeline proposals.

The route of these proposed pipelines would cross the territories directly through prime berry-picking land, destroying a major food source of the Unist’ot’en camp. The people of the Unist’ot’en camp do not buy their food from stores but rather eat the berries and animals from their land. A pipeline in this area would threaten the salmon population of the Wedzin Kwah (Morice River) River. Salmon is not only the Unist’ot’en people’s staple food but also an important source of food for bears and other animals. First Nation people have a deep connection with nature and do not give their consent for fish farming, pipelines, clear cut logging, mining, and other industry development. So far, they have successfully stopped seven proposed pipelines, including some by Chevron.

British Columbia is one of the last places in North America where Indigenous tribes have never signed any agreements with governments in the past. They have every legal right to deny consent to a destructive pipeline being built through their territory. Demand that Chevron respect tribal lands and the environment and stop these pipeline proposals.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Watson,

Chevron has proposed many pipelines that would traverse and destroy indigenous tribe lands of northern British Columbia. The people of the Unist’ot’en camp do not buy their food from stores but rather eat the berries and animals from their land. A pipeline will threaten the salmon population of the Wedzin Kwah (Morice River) River. Not only is the salmon population the Unist’ot’en people’s staple food but also an important source of food for bears and other animals.

Your pipeline projects ignore the fact that a pipeline in this area will not only destroy the environment (and place it in constant danger) but will also leave many people and animals to starve on their own land. Constructing pipelines in this area would be inhumane and irresponsible.

Chevron must respect the sovereignty of the First Nation tribe and their legal right to deny consent to an environmentally destructive pipeline being built through their territory. The project proposals must come to an end.

Sincerely,

[Your name here]

Photo credit: Stephen Miller

Sign the Petition

  • Only your name will be displayed. By signing, you accept our terms and may receive updates on this and related causes.
FacebookCare2 NewsTwitterEmailShare

4 Comments

  1. we need to preserve what little natural land is left

  2. Barbara Illyes says:

    Stop destroying natural lands!

  3. Laat de natuur met rust !.

  4. Frances Calcraft says:

    Do land treaties with First Nations mean nothing? If they say “Keep out”, that should be honoured.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Facebook Comments

comments

3866 Signatures

  • Maryann Smale
  • Petra Jones
  • Tricia Hamilton
  • Eric von Borstel
  • Janet Delaney
  • A. Z.
  • Jessica Claudio
  • ekaterina grekova
  • ORPHA DESS WILSON
  • Monique Musialowski
1 of 387123...387
Skip to toolbar