Author Archives: Zig Zag

WET’SUWET’EN BLOCK TRAINS IN SOLIDARITY WITH SIX NATIONS

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August 8, 2020 (Anonymous Communique]

Last night, a group of Wet’suwet’en barricaded and set fire to the train tracks trespassing on our territory in an act of solidarity with the Mohawks of Six Nations. We are all sovereign peoples and an attack on the Mohawk is an attack on all of us. As Indigenous people we must act collectively against the ongoing genocide of our lands and people. State violence against us will no longer be tolerated and will generate backlash across so called Canada from now on. Indigenous actions are actions made in self defense in the face of genocide. We demand that the OPP stand down and that the Police do not escalate conflicts with Indigenous Peoples. We will not give up until liberation of our lands and people is achieved.

Six Nations: Fire on the streets of Caledonia after OPP arrest land protesters

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Dave Anderson watched the fires burning on Argyle Street on Wednesday and sighed.

“This is starting all over again,” said Anderson, who moved to Caledonia on the very day in 2006 that Six Nations protesters set up an encampment on the former Douglas Creek Estates (DCE) property, sparking a bitter land claims dispute that divided the community for years. Read the rest of this entry

Reconciliation is Dead: A Strategic Proposal

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Reconciliation is dead. It’s been dead for some time.

If only one thing has brought me joy in the last few weeks, it began when the matriarchs at Unist’ot’en burned the Canadian flag and declared reconciliation dead. Like wildfire, it swept through the hearts of youth across the territories. Out of their mouths, with teeth bared, they echoed back: reconciliation is dead! reconciliation is dead! Their eyes are more keen to the truth so many of our older generation have been too timid to name. The Trudeau era of reconciliation has been a farce from the beginning. It has been more for settler Canadians than natives all along. Read the rest of this entry

Violence in Akwesasne as protestors clash with Mohawk police over dispensary raid

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Police car burns on the Akwesasne Mohawk territory, Feb. 22, 2019.

by Alan S. Hale, Standard Freeholder, February 23, 2019

AWKESASNE — The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) is pleading for calm after a protest in front of the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service headquarters became violent on Friday night, resulting in a police SUV to be stolen by protesters and burned on an international ice bridge that connects different portions of the community. Read the rest of this entry

Australia: Aboriginal protesters explain motivations behind Canberra sit-in

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders protesting in the Marble Foyer at Parliament House in Canberra.

About 100 Indigenous people and supporters called for an end to fracking, coal mining and water sharing.

NITV, Feb. 13, 2019

Bradley Farrar had never been on a plane before he made the journey from the Northern Territory to Canberra to join a sit-in about environmental issues.

The clan leader of the Alawa tribe felt compelled to come and represent his people, who he says will suffer if planned gas fracking projects eventuate. Read the rest of this entry

Wet’suwet’en Strong shirts dominate All Native Tournament opening ceremonies

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Shannon Lough, Coast Mountain News, Feb. 11, 2019

The 60th All Native Basketball Tournament opening ceremonies wasn’t without controversy.

Entire teams dressed in T-shirts with “Wet’suwet’en Strong” printed on the front and “Unceded” on the back. Some players held signs reading “We stand with Wet’suwet’en” as they paraded through the court. Read the rest of this entry

Wet’suwet’en hereditary leaders, supporters call for stop work order on Coastal GasLink pipeline

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Pre-construction work on the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline is underway along the Morice Forest Service Road near Smithers in northern B.C. (Chantelle Bellrichard/CBC)

Pre-construction work underway in territory past Unist’ot’en camp

45 #NoDAPL Cases Dismissed; Warrants Quashed Upon Review Ordered by Judiciary

Woman or girl slain every 2.5 days in Canada in 2018, new report finds

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CP train blocked in Toronto, March 12, 2014.

The report found that 148 women and girls were killed in 133 incidents in 2018

Wet’suwet’en complaints about pipeline builder to be probed by government, police

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President of Coastal GasLink pipeline Rick Gateman leaves the Office of the Wet’suwet’en after meeting with RCMP members and hereditary chiefs in Smithers, B.C., on Jan. 10. (Chad Hipolito/Canadian Press)

Wet’suwet’en say traplines and tents destroyed, archeological impact assessment not yet done