Legal Information for People Attending Wet'suwet'en Solidarity Actions

The information provided here is not an endorsement of colonial law, but a guide so that people attending Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Actions may be better informed when interfacing with law enforcement.

While every effort has been made to make this information legally accurate to the current date: this is not legal advice. For questions or concerns about particular circumstances, get specific legal advice from a lawyer.

The legal information presented here has been specifically prepared for settler folk who want to attend solidarity demonstrations as accomplices in shifting the colonial default. If you are not Indigenous, please consider your behaviour and be mindful of its impact on broader movement work.

If you plan to attend a solidarity action, please read Unist’ot’en’s Resources on Allyship and Solidarity: 

This resource will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Download Latest Version: February 14, 2020 (Version 1)




Some of this information is specific to the Vancouver and/or British Columbian legal context. Please contact if you would like the softcopy so you can update this resource for your community.