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RCMP arrive at Unist’ot’en camp with hereditary chiefs

UNIST’OT’EN CAMP— The RCMP and hereditary chiefs, with media in tow, arrived at the Unist’ot’en camp about 65 kilometres outside of Houston, B.C. in a bid to peacefully shut down the days-old standoff with members of the Wet’suwet’en nation. Read the rest of this entry

RCMP roadblock lifted, allowing supporters and media access to Unist’ot’en anti-pipeline camp

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Supporters of the Unist’ot’en camp wait by the RCMP exclusion zone on a forest service road. (Chantelle Bellrichard/CBC)

Hereditary chiefs expected to give update on talks with RCMP when media reach camp

Video: Worldwide Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

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RCMP on the move to last and longest-standing Wet’suwet’en camp

Trudeau’s remarks to Indigenous leaders delayed by First Nations pipeline protest; thousands rally across country in solidarity with Unis’tot’en

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Trudeau’s cabinet forced to leave, unable to attend their meeting this afternoon at Deifenbaker federal government building because of hundreds occupying this space. Photo: Preethy Sivakumar/Facebook

Trudeau addresses Indigenous forum in Ottawa as First Nations protesters march through city

RCMP force a retreat at Wet’suwet’en barricade

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RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) member clambers over barricade erected at Gidimt’en checkpoint on Jan 7, 2019. Photo by Jesse Winter/StarMetro Vancouver

by Perrin Grauer and Jesse Winter, StarMetro Vancouver

MORICE WEST FORESTRY SERVICE ROAD, B.C.—A checkpoint camp was abandoned behind a massive fallen tree and a barrier of flame on Monday afternoon as dozens of RCMP officers finally pushed past the barricade set up to bar entry to the traditional territories of the Wet’suwet’en people.

Fourteen people would be arrested by the end of the day.

The checkpoint, for weeks a movable gate at the mouth of a bridge, had been fortified by the Gidimt’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en nation as the RCMP marshalled in nearby towns over the weekend. Read the rest of this entry

RCMP break down gate at Gidimt’en camp checkpoint; 12 reported arrested

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RCMP including what appear to be Emergency Response Team (ERT) members climbing over main gate at Gidimt’en camp checkpoint Jan 7, 2019.  12 people have been reported arrested. Photo by Michael Toledano.

Coastal GasLink pipeline meant to transport natural gas to coast

‘An act of war’: Gidimt’en clan prepares for police raid on Wet’suwet’en Territory

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Members of an RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) train with an armoured vehicle in this undated photograph.

by Kathleen Martens, APTN News, January 5, 2019
The RCMP is planning ‘an act of war’ to remove Indigenous protesters from blocking construction of a natural gas pipeline in northwestern B.C., says one of the clans involved.

The clan that has been maintaining a checkpoint keeping Coastal GasLink, a subsidiary of TransCanada Corp., off traditional Wet’suwet’en Nation territory south of Houston, B.C. posted a message on Facebook Saturday that police are planning to ‘forcibly remove’ them. Read the rest of this entry

Video: Unist’ot’en resists pipeline project

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Indigenous Nation Blocks TransCanada Pipeline with New Checkpoint Read the rest of this entry

Injunction extended to all LNG blockades south of Houston

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Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs at the Gitdumden checkpoint on Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018. Twitter photo

New Gitdumden Morice River Forest Service Rd checkpoint in area Coastal GasLink can access.

by Chris Gareau, Interior News, Dec. 21, 2018

The interim injunction applied to the Unist’ot’en (Dark House) blockade at its camp now applies to the Gitdumden checkpoint built Dec. 17 by members of the neighbouring clan, according to a spokesperson for Coastal Gaslink. Read the rest of this entry