Wet’suwet’en hereditary leaders, supporters call for stop work order on Coastal GasLink pipeline
Pre-construction work underway in territory past Unist’ot’en camp
Coastal GasLink stops work on pipeline in northern B.C. due to trappers accessing animal traps
Company blames shutdown on hunters accessing animal traps within work boundaries
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
Pipeline Investment ‘Goes Palliative’ in Wake of Unist’ot’en Blockade
The Energy Mix, Jan 14, 2019
Two separate news outlets are declaring the end of pipeline investment in Canada, while several focus in on the differences in jurisdiction between elected and hereditary First Nations chiefs, in the wake of last week’s RCMP raid and subsequent “peaceful resolution” of the Unist’ot’en blockade along TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink fracked gas pipeline in British Columbia. Read the rest of this entry
Campbell River protesters call for solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs opposed to pipeline
Demonstration in Spirit Square follows opening of roadblock by Unist’ot’en camp
by David Gordon Koch, Campbell River Mirror, Jan. 14, 2019
Several dozen protesters were in Spirit Square on Sunday afternoon to show solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who oppose Coastal GasLink’s planned natural gas pipeline across northern B.C. 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
‘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