Celebrities who support protests on Wet’suwet’en land ignore and silence Indigenous voices in the community who support natural resource development.

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ACTIVIST CLAIM: Out of touch Hollywood celebrity pens Rolling Stone Op-Ed with activist threatening to leave bank over support for Coastal GasLink and repeating claims about ignoring Indigenous rights.

THE FACTS:   Celebrities who support protests on Wet’suwet’en land ignore and silence Indigenous voices in the community who support natural resource development.

THE SOURCES:

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