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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

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

Federal officials expected nationwide protest from RCMP action at Wet’suwet’en camp

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Toronto protesters block a roadway in solidarity with Unist’ot’en in response to RCMP raid. Photo: Facebook

Government Operations Centre conducted risk assessment in 2015

by Jorge Barrera, 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

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RCMP take down “tripod” blocking access past Unist’ot’en camp Jan. 11. (Twitter photo)

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

Deal reached in northern British Columbia pipeline impasse

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Solidarity rally in Ottawa on Jan 8, 2019. Photo: Facebook

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

RCMP, Wet’suwet’en reach tentative deal to let gas company workers through

unistoten gate winterAgreement would give pipeline workers access to area by Thursday afternoon

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

Talks underway between Unist’ot’en camp and RCMP to reach ‘a peaceful solution’ says hereditary chief

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Hereditary chiefs of Wet’suwet’en Nation in northern B.C. Photo: Kathleen Martens/APTN

by Simon Charland & Kathleen Martens, APTN National News, Jan 8, 2019

An RCMP operation to enforce a court injunction over a pipeline dispute in northern B.C. has come to an end for now without further arrests, APTN News has learned.

Hereditary Chief Na’Moks of the Wet’suwet’en Nation confirmed Tuesday night talks were underway to reach “a peaceful solution” after Monday’s raid at a checkpoint 20 km down the road from the camp. Read the rest of this entry

Video: Worldwide Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

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