B.C. chiefs show solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs
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
Indigenous People’s Solidarity Movement, Jan 15, 2019
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
The protest lasted about 6 hours on Monday.
This pipeline is challenging Indigenous law and Western law. Who really owns the land?
Pipeline owners say they have consent, but Wet’suwet’en leaders are divided
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
Federal officials expected nationwide protest from RCMP action at Wet’suwet’en camp
Government Operations Centre conducted risk assessment in 2015
, CBC News,
Federal officials have long expected a nationwide fallout of protests from an eventual RCMP action against the Wet’suwet’en nation over the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline, internal documents show. Read the rest of this entry
‘Tripod’ delays access to Unist’ot’en camp; RCMP to maintain presence
by Chris Gareau, Interior News, Jan 11, 2019
Police checkpoints stayed up Friday as a structure blocked RCMP and Coastal GasLink workers’ past the Morice River bridge.
Described by police as a “tripod,” social media rumours that it held cultural significance were quashed by Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and Unist’ot’en spokesperson Freda Huson, and they confirmed they wished it be removed according to RCMP. Read the rest of this entry
Update from Unist’ot’en Camp
Breaking: 11AM January 11th:
Police, Coastal Gas Link employees, and a heavy duty tow truck has arrived at the Unist’ot’en bridge and are starting to dismantle the blockade. This is a strategic move that the Hereditary Chiefs have decided. The battle is not lost. Due to the recent deaths of family members, it would have been disrespectful to continue with this action as people need time to grieve their losses. According to Wet’suwet’en culture a bad omen comes to your family if you continue to proceed with normal affairs after a loss. So we grieve our losses. We allow a survey crew in to waste their time surveying for a project that will never happen.
NO PIPELINES WILL BE BUILT ON WET’SUWET’EN TERRITORY.
Indigenous convoys slow Ontario highway traffic in solidarity with B.C. pipeline protest
‘We’re standing strong with our brothers and sisters out west,’ said 1 participant
Deal reached in northern British Columbia pipeline impasse
by Amy Smart, The Canadian Press, January 10, 2019
SMITHERS, B.C. — Hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation have reached a deal with the RCMP to allow a natural gas company access across a bridge that had been blocked in their territory.
Following several hours of meetings, Chief Na’Moks told reporters Thursday that the agreement is between the chiefs and the RCMP to ensure the safety of the First Nation’s members after 14 arrests were made on Monday when a court injunction was enforced by police. Read the rest of this entry