To Unist’ot’en Camp,
Land defenders in Wet’suwet’en territory,

On January 7th, 2019 we watched, infuriated as a militarized RCMP forced the removal of 14 land protectors from Wet’suwet’en territory at gunpoint. The continued invasion of unceded Wet’suwet’en land by Coastal GasLink pipeline workers without your consent violates Section 35 of the Canadian Constitution, the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People and ‘Anuc niwh’it’en (Wet’suwet’en Law). We have heard your hereditary chiefs say “No” to the Coastal Gaslink development and we intend to amplify it. 

We call the Canadian government to account.  As musicians, we know a PR campaign when we see one: since 2015 Justin Trudeau has promoted a message of Truth and Reconciliation and professed the goal of building meaningful nation-to-nation relationships, but his government’s actions don’t align.  Meaningful nation-to-nation relationships are not made at gunpoint.  In response to questions regarding the violence in Wet’suwet’en last week, Trudeau said that it wasn’t “ideal” but that Canada is “a country of the rule of law” inferring that his hands were tied. In fact, he was sidestepping the inconvenient truth that the Supreme Court of Canada found in the 1997 Delgamuukw decision that Indigenous land rights and title were not extinguished at the time of colonization.  As such, the Canadian rule of law states that Wet’suwet’en nation’s hereditary leaders have decision making power on their unceded territory.

Many of us grew up in Canada as uninvited guests, misinformed about Canadian history and the settler-colonial project of expansion. It’s 2019, and we refuse a willful ignorance, and take seriously the responsibility dealt to all Canadians by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to learn about Canada’s legacy of colonial violence. We recognize the pattern of the RCMP’s role in expanding Canadian influence over Indigenous peoples’ lands for the purpose of resource extraction. We are horrified by the violence of last week and the RCMP’s continued harassment of your people, and troubled by the exclusion zones erected to keep the press from reporting and Wet’suwet’en citizens from returning to their homes. 

This statement is being written 3 months after the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned us that there are only 12 years left for us to take decisive action in order to keep global warming to a maximum of 1.5C. This will require the halt of fossil fuel development and a quick transition to clean energy. Those in power who care for the future of life on this planet have no business building more pipelines. We realize that by protecting your yintah, by living on your land, you are not only fulfilling your inherent rights and sacred duties, but you are protecting the plants, animals, and the watershed for all of us. Your hereditary government is showing more leadership in climate action than Canadian elected officials. For that strength and commitment we are grateful.

In Solidarity,

Zachary Mykula (Pup)

Will Kidman (Constantines)


Wes Marskell (The Darcys)


Vish Khanna (Culture Journalist/Broadcaster)

Victoria Cheong (New Chance)


Torquil Campbell (Stars)

Tony Dekker (Great Lake Swimmers)

Tom Hobson (Baby Cages)

Tokyo Police Club

Tim Kingsbury (Arcade Fire/Sam Patch)

Tim D'Eon (Wintersleep)

Tim Crabtree (Paper Beat Scissors)

The Sadies


Taryn Kawaja

Tanya Tagaq

Tania Gill

Tamara Lindeman (The Weather Station)

Tad Michalak (Feast In The East)

Sydney Vermont (Hello Blue Roses)

Sur Une Plage

Stuart Leslie Urkimsher (Urkimsher)

Steven Sladkowski (Pup)

Steve Lambke (Constantines/You've Changed Records/Sappyfest)

Steve Chahley

Steph Yates

Stefan Schneider (The Luyas/Thus Owls/Bell Orchestre/QueerSongbook Orchestra/Quiet RIver of Dust)

Stefan Babcock (Pup)

Stan Olthuis

Spencer Burton

Sook-Yin Lee

Simone Schmidt (Fiver, The Highest Order)

Shaun Brodie (Queer Songbook Orchestra)

Shadrach Kabango (Shad)

Sean Clark MacLean (Waves That Stray)

Scarlett Rose

Scarlett Raczycki (Executive Director of Silence, Guelph music venue)

Sarah Harmer

Sandro Perri

Safia Nolin

Ryan Gavel (No Warning/Whitehorse)

Royal Mountain Records

Roxanne Lemieux (POP Montreal/Heavy Trip)

Rollie Pemberton (Cadence Weapon)

Robin Dann  (Bernice)

Robbie Gordon (Jennifer Castle Band)

Rina Espiritu  (CBC Music)

Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire)


Pleasence Records

Peter Sagar (Homeshake)

Peter Dreimanis (July Talk)


Paul Murphy (Wintersleep)

Paul Erlichman (Goosebump)

Owen Pallett

Olivier Mercier (Locomotive 8)

Nick Ferrio

Nick Dourado (budi)

Nestor Chumak (Pup)


Nathan Lawr (Minotours/Bry Webb/Operations Director of Guelph FIlm Festival)

Michael Rancic (Music Journalist)

Michael Feuerstack

Micaela Loreto (EDDYEVVY)

Menno Versteeg (Hollerado)

Melissa Mcclelland (Whitehorse)

Melissa Cameron-Passley (SOCAN)

Meg Remy (U.S. Girls)

McKenzie Bezic


Maximilian Turnbull (Badge Epoque/U.S. Girls)

Max Kerman (Arkells)

Matthew Dunn (The Cosmic Range)

Matt Mays

Mathias Kom (The Burning Hell)

Marta Cikojevic (TOPS/Sunshine and the Blue Moon)

Mark Roberts (Onakabazian)

Luke Lalonde (Born Ruffians)

Luke Kuplosky (LUKA)

Luke Doucet (Whitehorse)

Loel Campbell (Wintersleep)

Lightning Dust

Lido Pimienta

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Leandra Earl (The Beaches)

Leah Fay Goldstein (July Talk)

Laurel Sprengelmeyer (Little Scream)

Land of Talk

Lance Sampson (Aquakultre)

Kylie Miller (The Beaches)

Kyle Knapp (Deliluh)

Kyla Charter

Kritty Uranowski (Lavender Bruisers)

Kieran Adams (Diana)

Katie Ward

Kassie Richardson (U.S. Girls)

Joyful Joyful

Josh Warburton (July Talk)

Josh Daignault (U.S. Girls/Badge Epoque Ensemble)

Jordan Miller (The Beaches)

Jonathan Shedletsky (Arts & Crafts)

Jon Schouten (Teenanger/Telephone Explosion Records)

Jon Samuel (Wintersleep)

Joel Plaskett

Jessie Stein (Luyas)

Jesse Locke  (Tough Age)

Jesse Labovitz (No Warning/Headstones)

Jeremy Costello (Special Costello)

Jennifer Mahon (Jenny Mayhem)

Jennifer Castle

Jeff McMurrich (Idee Fixe Records)

Jason Collett

Jarrett Samson (Tough Age)

James Matthew (James Matthew VII)

James Bailey

Jackson MacIntosh

Isla Craig

Ian Docherty (July Talk)

Heidi Sopinka

Hannah Georgas

Halloway Jones (Baby Cages)

Greg Benedetto (S.H.I.T.)

Giselle Claudia Webber  (Orkestar Kriminal)

Gianna Lauren

Georgianna Boehnke (Arts & Crafts)

Geordie Gordon (U.S. Girls)

Geneviève Toupin (CHANCES)


Frannie Holder (Random Recipe / Dear Criminals)


Erika Wharton-Shukster (Deliluh/Mazola)

Eric Grice (Altameda)

Eric Cheng  (Win Well)

Eliza Niemi (Mauno)

Eliza Enman McDaniel (The Beaches)


Efrim Manuel (Godspeed You! Black Emperor)

Ed Squires (U.S. Girls/Badge Epoque Ensemble)

Eamon McGrath

Drew McTaggart (Dear Rouge)

Doug MacGregor (Constantines)

Dorothea Paas (Baby Cages)

Diedra Wandel (Arts & Crafts)

DG Burns (Special Costello)

Devon Welter

Dennis Passley (Complaints Department/Northern Soul Horns)

David Plowman (Nook Recording)

David Lander (Kazoo! Fest / Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony)

Dave Bidini

Danny Miles (July Talk)

Danji Buck-Moore (anabasine, Slight)

Danielle McTaggart (Dear Rouge)

Daniela Gesundheit (Snowblink, Hydra)

Daniel Seligman (Creative Director, POP Montreal)

Daniel Romano

Dan Mangan

Dan Bejar (Destroyer)

Dainesha Nugent-Palache (Baby Cages)

Craig MacLellan (Mornings)

Colin Morgan (Vallens/Cellphone)

Colin Medley (Long Winter)

Chris Bell (Wintersleep)

Chloé Lacasse (CHANCES)

Chris Creglia

Cayley Thomas

Catherine Debard (YlangYlang)

Casey Mecija (Ohbijou)

Carlyn Bezic (Ice Cream)

Caleb Glasser (Fake Buildings)

Caila Thompson-Hannant (Cecile Beilieve)

Bry Webb (Constantines)

Brooke Manning (Loom)

Brian Borcherdt (Holy Fuck/Dusted)

Bill Plaskett

Bianca Palmer

Ben Stevenson

Ben Cook (Fucked Up, No Warning, Young Guv)

Ben Caplan


Ashley Webber (Ashley Shadow)

Anthony Nemet

Anthony Carone (Arkells)

Ansley Simpson

Anna Mernieks (Beams)

Anna Mayberry (ANAMAI)

Angelo Colussi (Leonids)

Andrew Zukerman

Amy Fort

Alex Durlak (Idée Fixe)

Aerin Fogel (Queen of Swords) 

Adam Waito (Nancy Pants, Adam & The Amethysts)

Adam Fujiki  (Producer/Songwriter and former Director, Creative/A&R for Universal Music Publishing Canada)

Adam Baldwin

Absolutely Free

Aaron Levin (Weird Canada)

Additional signatures as of 1:00pm Monday
Tamara Sandor
Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz/Sad13)
Royal Canoe
Rob Dickson
Ramshackle Glory
Noemie Dal (noemienours)
Noah Fralick (Huxley Management)
Nicole Rampersaud
Mike Duffield (BEAMS, Blonde Elvis, Goosebump)
Michael C. Duguay
Max Cotter (Coach House Sound)
Mark Grundy (Quaker Parents, Heaven For Real)
Lee Reed
Kirsten Kurvink Palm (WHOOP-Szo)
Kevin Howley (Running Red Lights)
Joseph Chusid (j ember)
Joe Thorner (WHOOP-Szo)
Inez Genereux ( Nezzy )
Evelyn Charlotte Joe
Evan Redsky
Erik Jude (Deliluh)
Eric Lourenco (WHOOP-Szo)
Emmalia Bortolon-Vettor (Bonnie Trash)
Dylan Hudecki (The Dill)
Dustin Seabrook (S T I L L, Odd Years, Minotaurs, Tin Tongues)
Dan Fortin
Caylie Runciman (Boyhood)
Cam de Laat (Trace Minerals)
Brooke Morgan, Graceless Lady Management
Andrew Lennox (WHOOP-Szo)
Andie (Piper Maru)
Amanda Crist (Ice Cream)
Adam Sturgeon (WHOOP-Szo)

updated as of 5:32 on Monday
Warren Hildrebrand (Foxes in Fiction)
Simone TB
Sara Bortolon-Vettor (Bonnie Trash)
Raf Wilcot
Prism Shores
Philippe Larocque (co-founder of Distorsion Psych Fest & Mothland)
Phil Demetro ( Mastering Engineer, Toronto, Canada )
NYSSA (Nyssa Rosaleen White-Patterson)
Michelle Tompkins (Sin and Swoon)
Maxine Beck-Sinderby (TANDM)
Markus Lake (Markus Floats)
Louis Sadava (Current Well)
Lou Canon
Lily Mastrodimos (Long Neck)
Liam Doyle (Sam Coffey & the Iron Lungs
Leslie Feist
Lauren Spear (Skunk, Maybe, Le Ren)
Kevin Howes (Voluntary In Nature)
Katrin Sawatzky (Royal Castles)
Kaitlin Milroy (MOONFRUITS)
Julie Doiron
Josh Mcintyre (Prince Innocence)
Jonny Dovercourt (Wavelength Music Series)
John Newlands
Johanne Swanson (Yohuna)
Joel French (Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs / Pink Wine )
Jeremy Pahl (Saltwater Hank)
Jenny Berkel
Jakob Rehlinger (Moonwood)
Heather Mazhar (Beams)
Hayley Stewart (Mecha Maiko)
Guillaume Decouflet
Gillian Alexander (Gillian Nicola)
Gabe Brenner (Pastel)
Eric Axen (Sightlines)
Emma Witmer (gobbinjr)
Emily Reo
Elsa Mirzaei (Lake Urmia/ DIY Spring)
Dustin Bromley (Jock Tears / Brutal Poodle)
David Neland
Darren Creech
Damian Matthew (re.verse)
Connor Glen (Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs)
Colin Fisher
Clara Zornado ( & Lady Queen Paradise )
Charlotte Cornfield
Casper Skulls
Benita Whyte (Persons)
Basia Bulat
Auteur Research
Ariel Engle (La Force)
Alia O’Bren (Blood Ceremony)
Alex Millaire (MOONFRUITS)
Adam White (Some Party)

As of 6:18PM Monday

Wolf Saga
Test Their Logic
Ryan Beattie (Himalayan Bear)
Rosina Kazi and Nicholas Murray LAL (Coax Records)
Robyn Phillips (Vallens)
Petra Glynt
Peggy Hogan (Hua Li)
Patrick Watson band
Neil Rankin (Goosebump, Body Butter)
Nap Eyes
Kyle Peters (Father Christmas)
Kate Lahey (Weary)
Jessica Upton (Beliefs, Praises)
Jesse James Laderoute (Blonde Elvis)
Helen Chau Bradley (POP Montreal/Heathers)
Georgian Bay
Francella Fiallos (CJLO 1690AM Montreal)
For Esmé
Esra Firatli (Sleepless Records)
Emmett Morris (Wild Side, Total Love)
Emma Postl ( Only A Visitor/Moondle)
Emily Molloy
David Trenaman (Construction & Destruction)
Colleen Collins (Construction & Destruction)
Christian Holden (The Hotelier)
Ben Kunder
Antoine Tremblay Beaulieu
Andrew Lennox (WHOOP Szo)
Alex Bonenfant (Sleepless Records)

As of 9:44pm

Will Vanermeulen
Trevor Turple
Todd Macdonald (Silver Pools)
Stacey Howchin (STACEY)
Sarah Hiltz
Roland Campbell
René-Clair Nordman
Pete Carmichael
Nicolette Hoang (Nicolette & The Nobodies)
Nicole Ariana
Nancy Kells (Spartan Jet-Plex)
Merhnaz Rohbakhsh
Lisa Conway (L CON)
Kelp Management
Katie Dey
Kat Burns (KASHKA)
Jordan Hastings (Billy Talent)
Jonathan Gallant (Billy Talent)
Jen Ochej (Tour Manager)
Jay Crocker
Ian D'Sa (Billy Talent)
Grimalkin Records
Geneviève Cooke (Cheshire Carr)
Gavin Gardiner (The Wooden Sky)
Emilie Steele & The Deal
David Oswald (Bad Hoo)
David James Allen
Colton Eddy (The Strombo Show, CBC Music)
Colin Huebert (Siskiyou)
Chester Hansen (BADBADNOTGOOD)
Chantal Ambridge (Penny Diving)
Betty Supple (The Honey Tongues, Betty & the Kid)
Ben Kowalewicz (Billy Talent)
Astral Swans
Andrew Yong Hoon Lee (Holy Hum)
Allison Rose
Alex Lukashevsky (Deep Dark United)
Adrian (Apollo Ghosts)
Aaron Solowoniuk (Billy Talent)

As of 12:36  Tuesday

Yessica Woahneil
Soap Opera
Simon Outhit
Serge Sargento (Rivoli Venue Manager)
Only A Visitor
Omar Elkhatib (Gold Finch)
Nicolle Dupas
Nick Zubeck
Navv Malaviya (Mechanical Paranoia, vivann)
Naomi Kavka
MD Dunn
Matt James
Mat Clarke (Bad Hoo)
Mani Mazinani
Mae Moore
Lydia Persaud
Lucas Gadke (Völur)
Kyle Cunjak  (Forward Music Group)
Kat Estacio (Pantayo)
Justin Ruppel
Joy Warburton (The Stonebeaters
Jasper Wrinch (Sam Tudor, Harley Small)
Jasper smith
Jarrett Martineau (Revolutions Per Minute / RPM Records)
James Murray O'Brien
Jackson Tiefenbach (J Blissette_
Jack Garton (Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron)
Hotel Mira
Heather Ross (SKIN, High Grove)
Gregory Macdonald (Sloan)
Gabrielle Giguere (Her Harbour)
Frazey Ford
Evan Matthews
Dylan Rysstad
Daniel Lee (PHEDRE, Hooded Fang)
Chris Austman
Chelsee Elizabetta
Brighid Fry & Pascale Padilla (Moscow Apartment)
Bill Hood (Gram Partisans)
April Aliermo (PHEDRE, Hooded Fang)
Amery Sandford (BBQT)
Alana Didur (sound little rock)
Adam Solomonian (Needles//Pins)
Aaron Lumley

Update as of 6:17 pm Tuesday

Yukon Blonde
Will Wellington & Caitlin Digby ( Drunk at the Library )
Vincent Ferrari (Così e Così)
Vanessa Vakharia
Toni Hiatt
Todd Newton (Bad Hoo)
Tess Roby
Sid Johnson (Les Surfants Terribles)
Shuyler Jansen (DIM=SUM, Old Reliable, Kacy & Clayton, Deep Dark Woods)
Shirley & The Pyramids
Shehzaad Jiwani (Greys)
Shannon Webb-Campbell
Scott Stanton (Current Swell )
Sam Lynch
Sally Lee (Long Branch)
ryan white (why try)
Ryan Hillier
Rupa & the April Fishes (from Ohlone Territory AKA San Francisco)
Roger Holdstock (Fraser Union)
Riley McMaster - Monsoon Moon
Richard Stanley
Rebecca Gray (Yukon Blonde)
Rebecca Cuddy
Pith (Chris Love + Andi Finlay)
Patrick Joseph Grant (Rogue Tenant)
Patrick Flegel
Noraa Kaplan (Visibilities)
Nicole Ross (Comet Control)
Nick Maturo (Event Cloak)
Nathan Meakes (Bulltrout)
Name: Leon Taheny (Music Producer)
Mr.Nokturn (DJ)
Mr. Joy
Mingjia Chen (mingjia)
Michael O’Connell (Culture Reject)
Michael H Wirth Broff (Cellphone)
Mellyssa Vey (Town House)
Matt Fu - 1985 (band) and MASA Records
Lindsay Dobbin
Leticia Trandafir (softcoresoft)
Le Trouble
Kylie Van Slyke ( Kylie V.)
Kira Daube
Kathy Griffin (Fraser Union)
karyn bailey (why try)
Jud Crandall, Emily Saab & Usse
Jordaniel Bennett
Jessica Rampling (Apples, Heavy Days II)
Jenny Brooklin
Jean Cousin (Joni Void)
Jay Anderson
Jackie Blenkarn (Pale Lips)
HIGH TIDE (Matt Jones, Jarrett Ash, Brad Harkness)
Harley Small
Hayden Menzies (METZ)
Geoff Birch  (welkin)
Florence Vallières (songwriter/member of ignis fatuus)
Fade Awaays
Dinah Thorpe
Dil Brito
David Kochberg
Dave Nardi
Dani Nash
Connor Bennett  (Haolin Munk)
Chad Ross (Comet Control)
Cassia Hardy (Wares)
Cal Lakevold (Excalibur)
Ben Ferrel (Bad Hoo)
BBQ Pope
Barry Truter (Fraser Union)
B(Allie Torrance )
Andrew Rucklidge (Cactus Club)
Amy van Keeken
Allie Torrance (Back Teeth)
Adam Hefferman (Hear/Say , GOON)
Aaron Mangle (Cousins)

As of 9:28 AM Wednesday
Zach Gray (The Zolas)
Tobias Rochman (Pelada)
Spencer MacEachern (The Fabulous Yawn)
Sian MacLeod (Volunteers, No Nap Records)
Samuel Hill from the band The Everywheres
Sally and Luke (cool hands)
S. Katie Morgan
Quentin Condo (Q-052)
Quentin Condo (Q-052)
Olivia Street (King of Foxes)
Nathan Kelly (Crones & Children of the Wave)
Mama’s Broke
Liam McIvor (Volunteers, No Nap Records)
Katie Stelmanis (Austra)
Kate Boothman
Joseph Elaschuk (Sahara)
John Talbot (Yoo Doo Right!)
Jim Lagerquist (Volunteers, No Nap Records)
Jessica Grassia (Forces / The Golden Dogs)
Jenn Kitagawa (Eyeballs)
Jamie Radu of Pale Lips
I play in Toronto band The Flatliners
Hannah Wiebe (Spooky, No Nap Records)
Fucked Up
Dave Dalrymple (Wax Atlantic)
Dave Azzolini (Forces / The Golden Dogs)
Chris Cresswell.
Caleb Farrugia (What Seas What Shores)
Brian Looney (Volunteers, No Nap Records)
Braeden Craig (Greys)
ashleigh ball (Hey Ocean)
Ariane M. (Lesser Evil)
Ali Hendra (Maybel)

As of 12:35 AM Thursday
Timothy Booth (Toronto Art Orchestra)
The Drew Thomson Foundation
Terry Tufts
Stefan Christoff
Melissa Gan (respectfulchild)
Kelly Campbell (Mulligrub)
Keeley Rochon (Dead Soft)
Kathryn Briggs
Jason Miller (The Leaks , WBMB)
Ian Russell
Ian Culley
Erin Clancy, Melissa Hennig and Demi Mathias (The Watched Pots)
Choozey Dollarbinz
A Raven Called Crow
Andrew Woods (Napster Vertigo)
Alison Burdeny (Mirror Frame)

And on...
Six Shooter Records
Sean Parsons (Designosaur, Outtacontroller, Scientists of Sound)
Sauf les drones
Rob Juneau
Peter Kerek (Better Red Than Dead)
Pepa Chan (Lo Siento)
Max Marshall
Lisa Myers (Long Branch)
Laura Bardsley (Blue Odeur) (punctï)
Jamison Isaak (Teen Daze)
Guillaume Fairfield
Faeghan Williams
Dru Jacey (Guelph Musician / Manager of Operations of Silence (Guelph venue))
Dormitories, and my name is Nicholas Bendzsa
Connor Snell (Archaics)
aylee Willier (Land Line)
Amy Blanding
Aliya Jiwani
Alexis Castrogiovanni

As of Tuesday 3:39
Tena Palmer
Tao-Ming Lau (Agent, Blue Crane Agency)
Jackson Reed
Jessica Deutsch (Ozere)
Andrew Ages (Mangosteen Handbook)

As of Tuesday 6:13pm
Mike Paul (Kuekuatsheu)
Mahlikah Awe:ri (Red Slam)
Jordan Grenke (Lower Base Line)
Joshua Seguin (Booster Fawn)
Ian Wyatt  (Mood Hut)
Andrew Cash