Wet’suwet’en Response to Drilling

I’m a supporter of the Wet’suwet’en peoples who have been working tirelessly to try to stop the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline through their pristine lands.Please click here to register for the updated webinar on October 19th, 2022, at 8pm ET / 5pm PST Quakers, social justice and revolution https://jeffkisling.com/?s=wetsuweten+wet%27suwet%27en Quakers and Religious Socialism … Continue reading Wet’suwet’en Response to Drilling

Ed Fallon interviews me about the Wet’suwet’en emergency

I returned to Iowa in 2017 after spending my entire adult life in Indianapolis. First as a neonatal respiratory therapist, then thirty years doing research related to infant lung development and disease at Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Medical Center. In Indianapolis I was fortunate to have been led to become involved with numerous … Continue reading Ed Fallon interviews me about the Wet’suwet’en emergency

Wet’suwet’en emergency

Last night I attended the online Wet’suwet’en organizing call, along with eight hundred others. We heard from Sleydo’ (Molly Wickham), Chief Woos and Chief Na’ Moks, all of whom I’ve seen in videos and read their writings over the past several years. Below are ways you can support the Wet’suwet’en. There is great urgency now … Continue reading Wet’suwet’en emergency

Emergency Wet’suwet’en solidarity call out event

I have been working to support the Wet’suwet’en peoples in British Columbia in their struggles to stop the construction of the Costal GasLink pipeline through their pristine lands and waters since January 2020. See: https://landbackfriends.com/?s=wetsuweten+wet%27suwet%27en SOUND THE ALARM Emergency Wet’suwet’en solidarity call out event, featuring Sleydo’Thursday, May 26, 4pm PT / 7pm ETDrilling underneath the … Continue reading Emergency Wet’suwet’en solidarity call out event

Wet’suwet’en and residential schools

I’ve been following and writing about the Wet’suwet’en peoples in British Columbia as they struggle to prevent a natural gas pipeline (Costal GasLink) from being built through their pristine lands and waters for years. Because of almost no mainstream media coverage of what has been happening there, they asked us to share their stories and … Continue reading Wet’suwet’en and residential schools

Foundational stories now: Protecting Mother Earth

[My foundational stories are related to the intersections between my Quaker faith, protecting Mother Earth, and photography. My faith led me to try to share my spiritual experiences and show my love for the beauty of Mother Earth through photography.] Yesterday I described where my story related to photography is at this time. Today I write about where … Continue reading Foundational stories now: Protecting Mother Earth

Dear allies of the Wet’suwet’en struggle for sovereignty 

Last night I was blessed to attend a Zoom meeting for allies of the Wet’suwet’en struggle for sovereignty. You can watch a recording of the call here! I’ve been heavily involved in the struggles against the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines. While continuing to do research about those pipelines, I was led to this … Continue reading Dear allies of the Wet’suwet’en struggle for sovereignty 

We need settlers to organize and join the campaign

Yesterday I wrote about a solidarity organizing call to support the Wet’suwet’en peoples that will occur this Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Yesterday’s post included links to the many articles I’ve written over the past several years in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en peoples’ struggles to protect their lands from the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. … Continue reading We need settlers to organize and join the campaign

ALL OUT FOR WEDZIN KWA

There is fatigue with the constant struggle to protect the water and Mother Earth. And yet, there is a true emergency now as Coastal Gaslink is on the brink of drilling under the Wedzin Kwa in the Wet’suwet’en territories in British Columbia. READY TO TAKE ACTION? In the long work of elevating Wet’suwet’en hereditary governance, … Continue reading ALL OUT FOR WEDZIN KWA

juxtaposition

It is a juxtaposition to see the rapidly accelerating, multiple effects of environmental devastation and chaos versus the struggles of Indigenous peoples trying to protect their pristine lands and waters. Such as the work of the Wet’suwet’en peoples in British Columbia. I use the word pristine (in its original condition; unspoiled) when I think and … Continue reading juxtaposition