A Script to Demand an End to Logging Haida Gwaii (Please forward)

The courts have ruled against activists and land protectors seeking to stop logging on the culturally, archeologically, and environmentally critical remaining old growth forest on the Haidi Gwaii. I am writing with a plea for urgent actions. All you’ve got to do is forward the text of the letter below to the provided emails and/or call and leave a message (don’t worry, they never answer phones) using the text as a script. Please use your voice to show that these actions are not okay.

Dear __,

I am writing to express my outrage that the province is proceeding with logging the Haida Gwaii Island. This is inconsistent with the stated commitment to:

  1. Take the climate change emergency seriously.
  2. Engage in meaningful reconciliation with Indigenous nations.

The site holds some of the last remaining old growth forests in the region and is vital to carbon management and biodiversity. The site is also of sacred and archaeological significance to Indigenous people of the Haida Gwaii. To state a commitment to avoiding climate chaos and to reconciliation and then to continue to degrade our protections against climate change despite lack of Indigenous consent is both dangerous and hypocritical.

As a concerned constituent, I urge you to halt logging on Haida Gwaii. At the last election the people of BC voted for a system change when we prioritized NDP and Green Party coalitions. How do you expect to retain this support when you are blatantly going against the very commitments that led to your election?

Please overturn the decision to log this area. For the sake of respecting Indigenous nations, for the sake of having a livable future. Thank you for taking the time to reconsider these devastating actions.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

Please send to:

• The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource
Minister Donaldson:
FLNR.Minister@gov.bc.ca
phone: 250-387-6240

• BC Premier Horgan :
premier@gov.bc.ca
250-387-1715

• Haida Gwaii Natural Resource District (DQC):
FrontCounterHaidaGwaii@gov.bc.ca
250 559-6200
Fax: 250 559-8342
Toll-free 1 800 663-7867

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