Last fall, Climate Commons organized a teach-in event to hear from Decolonial Solidarity Ottawa-Gatineau. Decolonial Solidarity groups emerged in December 2021 following an online call to action from Indigenous land defenders who called for the support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who have been opposing construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline on their lands. One of the movement’s current efforts is the Adopt-a-Branch campaign which aims to pressure RBC to defund Coastal GasLink. By “adopting” a branch, Decolonial Solidarity groups regularly take up space and engage the public in the role that RBC is playing by funding the development of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline (CGL) on Wet’suwet’en land. (You can find out more by visiting our resource page).

Right now, we’re looking for folks who would be interested in joining the movement in support of the Wet’suwet’en land defenders by starting or joining a Decolonial Solidarity affinity group based at Carleton University. This group could join the nationwide action by adopting the Riverside RBC branch near campus.

We’re looking for people who would be interested in leading and organizing a Carleton-based group, as well as those who are just interested in taking part. We have resources available to support this work, including the affinity group handbook as well as the knowledge and experience of those leading affinity groups located elsewhere in the region.

Would you like to get involved? Let us know by emailing Veronika Kratz (