Tkaronto Solidarity Visit to Wyman Road Village

Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory — A busload and a few cars of over 50 activists from Tkaronto (Toronto) visited the Wyman Road village today. The group brought a load of firewood of several other supplies, along with warm wishes on a cold February day.  

Solidarity activists from CUPE, OPSEU, Idle No More Toronto and the Comité de Unidad Campesino among others visited the Wyman Road village.

In a February 24th notice, OPSEU called on its members to join in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en and Kanyen’kehaka people. Crystal Sinclair, who organized the solidarity visit, said: “[it is] a national disgrace for the OPP to use force against Indigenous people peacefully exercising their sovereignty over their lands… The RCMP must leave Wet’suwet’en/Unist’ot’en land now and the OPP must end its raid on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory as a step toward a peaceful resolution of this conflict.”  

The solidarity delegation included members of Idle No More Toronto, the Ontario Public Services Employees Union Region 5 and Region 3, members of CUPE Ontario, representatives from Comité de Unidad Campesino and other Tkaronto-based activists. 

Solidarity activists unload firewood

Upon arrival, the activists brought in their donations and unloaded firewood. A camp organizer introduced them to the village and explained the protocols for visitors. Due to work and other obligations, the solidarity delegation’s visit was short-but-sweet. Before loading back onto the bus, one of the hosts from the camp addressed the crowd with words of thanks, saying: “You have lifted the spirits of the people here today. You have shown them that they are not alone and have not been forgotten out here.”

Facebook Live Stream of the Tkaronto Solidarity Visit

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