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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

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

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

Coastal GasLink stops work on pipeline in northern B.C. due to trappers accessing animal traps

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RCMP officers look on as contractors pass through their roadblock as supporters of the Unist’ot’en camp and Wet’suwet’en First Nation gather at a camp fire off a logging road near Houston, B.C., on Jan. 9. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Company blames shutdown on hunters accessing animal traps within work boundaries

Indigenous ownership won’t solve problems with Trans Mountain pipeline, says Squamish Nation councillor

Kinder Morgan rally march 10Proposal to buy pipeline being discussed by Indigenous leaders

B.C. chiefs show solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

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Unist’ot’en camp founder and spokesperson Freda Huson at a gathering of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and supportive chiefs from around B.C. outside of the Coastal GasLink pipeline route. Over 200 were in the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre in Smithers to hear speeches ahead of a march. (Chris Gareau photo)

Chiefs from around B.C. outside the Coastal GasLink pipeline route in Smithers show support.

by Chris Gareau, Interior News, Jan. 16, 2019

Chiefs from the B.C. coast, Interior and Northwest converged in Smithers to show support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs’ opposition to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. Read the rest of this entry

Protesters block Nova Scotia’s Hwy 102 in support of B.C. anti-pipeline protests

Supporters in Nova Scotia blocked a portion of Highway 102 on Tuesday morning to demonstrate solidarity with anti-pipeline protests in British Columbia.

Protesters say they were holding a peaceful protest, which took place near Exit 10 at Shubenacadie, N.S. Read the rest of this entry

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers office occupied in Ottawa in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

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Activists occupied the 9th floor hallway and office of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) at 275 Slater Street in Ottawa and effectively shut them down for the afternoon! Read the rest of this entry

Protesters occupy TransCanada facility in support of B.C. anti-pipeline camps

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Comrades in Hamilton, Ont., occupy a TransCanada facility for several hours on Jan 14, 2019.

The protest lasted about 6 hours on Monday.

This pipeline is challenging Indigenous law and Western law. Who really owns the land?

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First Nations leaders meet with RCMP at the Unist’ot’en camp near Houston, B.C., on Jan. 9, 2019. Photo: Jimmy Jeong/The Globe and Mail

Pipeline owners say they have consent, but Wet’suwet’en leaders are divided

With members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation blockading a pipeline project on their traditional lands, Na’moks was standing by a crackling campfire, next to an RCMP checkpoint, drawing in the snow with his right boot.

The hereditary chief of the Tsayu clan made a small circle to represent the authority of elected band councils within reserves. Outside that circle, he explained, is where Wet’suwet’en clans wield power over a vast territory.

“We are hereditary chiefs,” he said, “and we have control of this land.” Read the rest of this entry