Two Native women arrested after locking DFO offices

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Tsastilqualus is arrested by Saanich police, Jan 18, 2018.

via Facebook, January 18, 2018

Tsastilqualus Ambers Umbas and Shawna Green have been arrested for refusing to remove themselves from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) office, situated on unceded WSANEC territories (near Victoria, BC).

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Shawna Green arrested by Saanich police, Jan 18, 2018.

After a complete dismissal of their demands for justice from the federal and provincial governments, they have said enough is enough. This action was carried out in solidarity with the many indigenous nations opposing the illegal fish farms, which are contaminating their unceded territories and destroying wild salmon populations at a devastating rate.

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The locked doors of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans offices.

*Meanwhile, along with other constitutional violations, the DFO are currently in direct violation of a 2015 Supreme Court order mandating they stop allowing the transfer and foreign holding of diseased Atlantic fish in the migratory backeddies of wild pacific salmon, which they have a duty to protect.

Posted on January 19, 2018, in Fisheries, Indigenous Women and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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