Reconciliation is Dead: A Strategic Proposal
by tawinikay (aka Southern Wind Woman)
Reconciliation is dead. It’s been dead for some time.
If only one thing has brought me joy in the last few weeks, it began when the matriarchs at Unist’ot’en burned the Canadian flag and declared reconciliation dead. Like wildfire, it swept through the hearts of youth across the territories. Out of their mouths, with teeth bared, they echoed back: reconciliation is dead! reconciliation is dead! Their eyes are more keen to the truth so many of our older generation have been too timid to name. The Trudeau era of reconciliation has been a farce from the beginning. It has been more for settler Canadians than natives all along. Read the rest of this entry
Wet’suwet’en Strong shirts dominate All Native Tournament opening ceremonies
Committee vice-president says the basketball tournament in Prince Rupert shouldn’t be about politics
Shannon Lough, Coast Mountain News, Feb. 11, 2019
The 60th All Native Basketball Tournament opening ceremonies wasn’t without controversy.
Entire teams dressed in T-shirts with “Wet’suwet’en Strong” printed on the front and “Unceded” on the back. Some players held signs reading “We stand with Wet’suwet’en” as they paraded through the court. Read the rest of this entry
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
Wet’suwet’en complaints about pipeline builder to be probed by government, police
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
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