Women’s Declaration Against Kinder Morgan Man Camps

“We invite all women, children and two-spirit people to add your name to this Declaration.”

SIGN the declaration here:  https://www.secwepemculecw.org/no-man-camps
Upcoming events:  https://www.secwepemculecw.org/
What are man camps?  https://www.secwepemculecw.org/no-mans-camps

 

The following excerpts are via the Secwepemecul’ecw Assembly page:

Artwork by Erin Konsmo  https://www.secwepemculecw.org/women-s-declaration

WOMEN’S DECLARATION AGAINST KINDER MORGAN MAN CAMPS
We invite all women, children and two-spirit people to add your name to this Declaration.

We, the Secwepemc, have never ceded, surrendered, or given up our sovereign title and rights over the land, waters and resources within Secwepemcul’ecw. We have never provided and will never provide our collective free, prior and informed consent – the minimal international standard – to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Project or the Kinder Morgan Man Camps.

[…]Today, wherever man camps are set up, we face exponential increases in sexual violence. As development results in the destruction of our land base and our food sovereignty, it also drives up food and housing prices. This further intensifies our economic insecurity and we are forced into even more vulnerable conditions.

As James Anaya, the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, has noted “indigenous women have reported that the influx of workers into indigenous communities as a result of extractive projects also led to increased incidents of sexual harassment and violence, including rape and assault.” […]

We know this horrific violence will not end while the pillage of our lands continues. The water of our lands and the water in our bodies create and sustain our nations. The colonial corporate system of resource extraction relies on the connected violences of destroying our lands and violating our bodies.

SIGN the declaration here:  https://www.secwepemculecw.org/no-man-camps
Upcoming events:  https://www.secwepemculecw.org/

Links to more information about man camps:  https://www.secwepemculecw.org/no-mans-camps

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