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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

Unist’ot’en camp awaits RCMP raid; Solidarity actions continue

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Port of Vancouver blocked on Jan 9, 2019. Photo: Facebook

As the Unist’ot’en awaits the RCMP raid on their checkpoint, solidarity actions and rallies are continuing across the country. In Vancouver, BC, a vital route to the Port of Vancouver has been blockaded while in Montreal five people were arrested after blocking traffic on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, an important route into the city. Read the rest of this entry

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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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

RCMP set up ‘exclusion zones’ for public and media as raid on B.C. camps start

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Members of the RCMP Division Liaison Team (DLT) at the Gidumt’en checkpoint on Jan 7, 2019. Photo: facebook

APTN National News, Jan. 7, 2019

The RCMP are setting up exclusion zones and closed roads to the public and media as officers get set to dismantle two camps on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory.

“During the police enforcement operation, temporary exclusion zones and road closures will be established for police and public safety reasons,” said the news release sent out Monday morning that confirmed the RCMP will enforce a court order requested by a pipeline company trying to build a pipeline through Wet’suwet’en territory. Read the rest of this entry