NDP BC invades sovereign Wet'suwet'en territory, RCMP arrest defenders 2

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Wet’suwet’en: a wake-up call for Canada

Canada has reached a tipping point. Over the last month, cracks have started to show in its levers of power over Indigenous peoples.

The refusal of the Wet’suwet’en Nation’s hereditary leaders and clan members to bow to corporate pressure from Coastal GasLink and its pipeline plans in northern BC has shone a light on the legal infrastructure of violence and oppression of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

It’s happening right before our eyes.

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Canada has had many opportunities since Idle No More to step up and address these long-standing issues. It was dragged kicking and screaming before the courts, human rights tribunals and treaty bodies of the United Nations and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to account for its failures. But Canada has made few substantive efforts to address Indigenous self-determination and land rights.

Some Indigenous peoples saw a change in rhetoric. The Conservative government’s antagonistic attitude toward First Nations was replaced by the Liberals’ more positive tone. A renewed nation-to-nation relationship was promised, and there was a glimmer of hope.

But any real remaining faith for reconciliation was dealt a serious blow when the Liberal government bought the Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5 billion in 2018 – the costs of which have increased to over $12 billion. Those billions could have been used to make good on the Liberals’ promises to provide clean drinking water and critically needed housing in First Nations communities, as well as address longstanding land claims issues. 

Still, Canada presented the facade of reconciliation. National Aboriginal organizations were enlisted to support the government’s agenda. Indigenous peoples continued to extend their hands in seeking peaceful and negotiated solutions to shared resources.

But without any substantive government action on Indigenous rights, the socio-economic conditions of Indigenous peoples only got worse. The list of transgressions is a long one.

Canada failed to abide by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal orders directing it to end discrimination against First Nations children in foster care, and then refused to take urgent action on the finding of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls that it was guilty of ongoing genocide.

All the multiple overlapping social crises resulted in ever-higher rates of depression, anxiety and youth suicide, which are among the highest in the world. This trauma was layered on top of the inter-generational grief from residential schools, forced sterilizations, Indian Act control of communities and forced poverty.

The final fatal blow came earlier this month when the RCMP was sent into Wet’suwet’en territory to enforce Coastal GasLink’s court-ordered injunction. It was as if the RCMP were acting not only as agents of the state but as the personal security force for Coastal GasLink.

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People now realize that they hold the real power, and that when they choose to exercise that power, they can have a major impact on the status quo, disrupting unlawful government actions and corporations by hitting them where it hurts.

While it may involve some degree of political conflict and may at times feel uncomfortable, that is how every society in human history has advanced. No positive change in human society has ever come about without struggle. 

We should all be thankful for this struggle as it represents the fight to protect Indigenous rights, the very same rights that will ultimately protect our collective future. We should embrace this moment as an opportunity to work together to ensure social justice for all. 

There’s no going back to business as usual.

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quizzical

Epaulo am not attacking you personally i am challenging the optics you're pushing. it's not my job to educate you on the full dynamics going on, it's yours alone. if it's indicated you're not looking at the full picture then do it. 

stop creating divisions for Wet'Suwet'en and other Indigenous to deal with.

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quizzical wrote:

Epaulo am not attacking you personally i am challenging the optics you're pushing. it's not my job to educate you on the full dynamics going on, it's yours alone. if it's indicated you're not looking at the full picture then do it. 

stop creating divisions for Wet'Suwet'en and other Indigenous to deal with.

..yes you are attacking me. this is a discussion board..a place for debate. you have a problem with what i'm doing..debate. your not doing that..you just say stuff. your implying stuff without presenting evidence. and when i do present evidence you ignore it. 

quizzical

nope. not attacking you know what's out there contradicting your optics there's no way you could've missed the letters and pleas by the Wet'Suwet'en to back off because divisions are being caused.

 

example; why are you not posting they're in meetings right now?  but yet you just are posting more jumping on the wagon stuff trying to make it look like if your not supporting them you're against them.

what i am saying is they have asked people who are not Wet'Suwet'en to back the hell off as this is hurting them. 

what are you going to do when this goes through are you going to condemn thrm as non land protectors? ignore them and move on?

white people have no business entrenching themselves on any side and telling you so and to provide a balance view is not an attack.

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Blockades Aren’t the Crisis. It’s the Crumbling Legitimacy of Canada’s Democracy

Matthew Norris is a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band and the vice-president of the Urban Native Youth Association. He is currently a PhD Student at UBC focusing on international Indigenous rights frameworks. He has extensive professional experience working on issues related to Indigenous rights and title, including four years as a policy analyst for the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.

The Wet’suwet’en and their allies are responding to broken democratic institutions we need to fix.....

kropotkin1951

The Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs have asked for solidarity in their quest to assert authority over their traditional homeland. I live in an area that regularily elects municipal governments that can be very left wing or very right wing. We osculate between NDP and BC Liberals provincially and NDP and Conservatives  federally. There is no consensus or unanimity in settler politics. The Wet'suwet'en like other indigenous nations has its own governance model that includes the ability to remove the hereditary chiefs. These chiefs have been fighting and speaking out against the pipeline for a decade and their own people have not removed them as the defenders of their territories so they are the legitimate voice of the nation not a few Indian Act band counsels.

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quizzical..

..i have reported on the current meeting..and have been on that process from the start. since 2011 to be exact. again your post is full of attacks and insinuations. debate or i will not respond any longer.

..while now and again i state my opinion most of what i do is report on what is going on, like the piece i just posted, and again you say i'm creating divisions. the reality is the divisions where there long before i was born. 

quizzical

give me a break kropotkin on your legitimate non legitimate. they're taking each other to court. you  have no right to weigh in settler.

just look at what the K'omocks people were forced to do because so called Indigenous allies blockaded on their land and were hurting them.

stop it. you're not being an ally.

quizzical

epaulo13 wrote:

quizzical..

..i have reported on the current meeting..and have been on that process from the start. since 2011 to be exact. again your post is full of attacks and insinuations. debate or i will not respond any longer.

..while now and again i state my opinion most of what i do is report on what is going on, like the piece i just posted, and again you say i'm creating divisions. the reality is the divisions where there long before i was born. 

 

i meant divisions within the Wet'Suwet'en themselves. 

i don't doubt your good intentions but they're not helpful.

Wet'Suwet'en people are hurting. they're embarrassed and they want people to back the hell  off and let them deal with both their internal issues and the pipeline.

asking you to respect them and their right to self determine without pressures from those exploiting this is not an attack.  asking you to stop delivering one side support is not an attack.

am so done with deaf "allies".

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There are dozens of support actions and statements for the Wet'suwet'en from Indigenous groups and individuals, and numerous Indigenous calls for support from settlers. 

Appreciate all the news you are sharing epaulo.  And if you want to share news, quizzical (you do not have to, of course), I'd appreciate reading that too. 

NDPP

'Canada Is Broken' Say Majority of Canadians  in Poll Taken in Wake of Rail Blockades

https://nationalpost.com/news/one-thing-canadians-arent-divided-on-blami...

"In a time of widespread disagreement and ever-increasing polarization, there remains a bitter solidarity among Canadians in the belief that the government doesn't know what it's doing. In the wake of regional discontent from the Western provinces and blockades jamming up the country's rail networks, a towering majority of Canadians agree with the statement, 'Right now, Canada is broken.'

The poll spells bad news for Justin Trudeau with a majority of people believing that the country is not headed in the right direction and that the prime minister is not governing well. The Liberals also get most of the blame for the rail blockades. And on Trudeau's signature promise to help Indigenous people, two-thirds of Canadians don't believe he has delivered on that pledge...Fifty-seven percent of Canadians agree that 'governments lie to Indigenous people about making things better for them..."

No more lies Justin Trudeau et al. 'Honourable'. 'Nation to Nation'. 'Indigenous rights are climate rights'. The time is now.

#SovereigntyIsTheAnswerCanadaIsTheProblem  #NoJusticeNoPeace  #EcocideIsGenocide #WetsuwetenStrong   #landback  #thetimeisnow

kropotkin1951

True quizzical my family settled here just about 400 years ago. I don;t think a persons bloodlines are relevant to the debate. When I was in law school in 1993 I wrote a 40 page paper on Delgamuukw just after the  BC Court of Appeal decision was rendered. I correctly predicted it would be overturned. I then moved to the Lower Mainland where I spent three years on the Regional Advisory Committee to the Treaty process until it became clear that all that business wanted was extinquishment although they politely called it certainty. I was approached by a matriarch of one of the coastal nations to become legal counsel for them in their treaty dealings but I said no because I didn't want to be the white lawyer milking the treaty process. If you want to engage me then engage my ideas not my bloodlines.

quizzical

kropotkin i see you ignored what happened to the K'omocks.  not convenient to acknowledge eh?!!!

 i called you settler in this instance because you have a side you have chosen to weigh in on. stop it.

 

bekayne

NDPP wrote:

'Canada Is Broken' Say Majority of Canadians  in Poll Taken in Wake of Rail Blockades

https://nationalpost.com/news/one-thing-canadians-arent-divided-on-blami...

"In a time of widespread disagreement and ever-increasing polarization, there remains a bitter solidarity among Canadians in the belief that the government doesn't know what it's doing. In the wake of regional discontent from the Western provinces and blockades jamming up the country's rail networks, a towering majority of Canadians agree with the statement, 'Right now, Canada is broken.'

The poll spells bad news for Justin Trudeau with a majority of people believing that the country is not headed in the right direction and that the prime minister is not governing well. The Liberals also get most of the blame for the rail blockades. And on Trudeau's signature promise to help Indigenous people, two-thirds of Canadians don't believe he has delivered on that pledge...Fifty-seven percent of Canadians agree that 'governments lie to Indigenous people about making things better for them..."

No more lies Justin Trudeau et al. 'Honourable'. 'Nation to Nation'. 'Indigenous rights are climate rights'. The time is now.

#SovereigntyIsTheAnswerCanadaIsTheProblem  #NoJusticeNoPeace  #EcocideIsGenocide #WetsuwetenStrong   #landback  #thetimeisnow

From the poll:

We've done enough for Indigenous Peoples (48% agree)

For any group that blocks rail service, swift consequences (69% agree)

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quizzical wrote:

epaulo13 wrote:

quizzical..

..i have reported on the current meeting..and have been on that process from the start. since 2011 to be exact. again your post is full of attacks and insinuations. debate or i will not respond any longer.

..while now and again i state my opinion most of what i do is report on what is going on, like the piece i just posted, and again you say i'm creating divisions. the reality is the divisions where there long before i was born. 

 

i meant divisions within the Wet'Suwet'en themselves. 

i don't doubt your good intentions but they're not helpful.

Wet'Suwet'en people are hurting. they're embarrassed and they want people to back the hell  off and let them deal with both their internal issues and the pipeline.

asking you to respect them and their right to self determine without pressures from those exploiting this is not an attack.  asking you to stop delivering one side support is not an attack.

am so done with deaf "allies".

..and i'm talking about the division within wet'suwet'en. divisions created at the time of colonisation. at the time of the indian act. 

..don't patronise me quizzical. this is a huge struggle that has been coming for a very long time. the camp as we see it today..a lot of it exists through crowd funding and volunteers. unist'ot'en reached out to settler communities. this has been going on since 2011. they aren't embarrassed. they called for shut down canada after the raid. how come you don't know this?

quizzical
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just Google Rita George epaulo et al theres a whole YouTube she published

stop. just stop.

kropotkin1951

I have taken sides with the people who went to the SCC as the spokespeople for their nation and were recognized as such. The SCC recognition it is good enough for me when it comes to who represents the off reserve interests of the nation. I am not sure what there is to argue about. I still believe that the Wet'suet'en have had plenty of time to change leadership if this was opposed by the vast najority. Of course their community is divide, whose community isn't?

The ugly racist incident outside the town I live in should never have happened. The RCMP instead of breaking up a band of vigilantes allowed them to terrorize a group of mostly women. The settler media created the misunderstanding about who had set up the blockade. Some stupid reporter just assumed that a group of indigenous and settler protestors must be from the "reserve" so the K’òmoks First Nation had to issue a statement stating they had nothing to do with it. The Chief was rightly pissed at everyone involved for not being very clear about who they were and why they were there. Although the local news reporters are really pathetic so they might have been told the right facts and just wrote the story poorly. 

The K’òmoks nation is going through a major internal struggle over whether or not to continue down the extinguisment trail. They are a nation made up of the survivors of more than one pre-contact nation so who speaks for them is a very hot issue.

 

quizzical

kropotkin white people need to stay the hell out it and stop taking sides.

what is so difficult to comprehend?

even your obvious bias in your response is  bs.

stop.

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..i understand what your saying quizzical. amongst those being arrested were matriarchs. there is division but not the way you're portraying it. there was a referendum where 70% voted no pipeline..yet the (male) chief broke the 3 to 3 band vote..which led to the signed deal. 

quizzical

epaulo you know full well they didn't  vote no to the pipeline they voted on the route. and that 70% vote referendum was for one band out of the 20. 

yep, just ignore Rita George, a very respected elder because it's convenient to your bias/cause.

all i am asking is for you to stop. you are not helping. you are being colonialist.

what is so hard to get?

it's their business.   the way your setting yourself up is you're going to have to condemn them if they finally approve this.

just stop.

kropotkin1951

Yes quizzical I chose sides in political debates. I am biased against the oil and gas industry. The thing that your pay masters (you have said you are a pipe liner family) would like the most is to isolate the Land Defenders from any support as the RCMP arrest the leaders. Apparently it is not happening as planned this time.

Of course supporting the Wet'suwet'en as a BC voter is just supporting people who are trying to stop a project that I think will cost the provincial coffers a fortune. I am truly hoping that the capitalist god, the Invisible Hand, is going to kill this and other projects and delay is the best hope. The only thing keeping these projects alive is money from government. No subsidies and the billionaires disappear. If the global investment people won't back this project with their own money why should Canadian pension plans.

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Mizana Gheezhik (Sen. Murray Sinclair)

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The argument that Chiefs and Band Councils along the route, may have signed Benefit Agreements can hardly be said to be proper consent, for I have seen some of them. They do not ask for consent, so much as promise payment for silence. But even if one argues the point, the failure to recognize the traditional law of the Wetsu’wetun is a fatal flaw to that argument. Courts have recognized that traditional Chiefs have an overall say over unceded territory.

NDPP

Pasternak: Injunctions Have Only Served to Prove the Point: Canada Is A Smash-And-Grab Country for Industry

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-injunctions-have-only-se...

"...It is now increasingly clear that the injunction is a tool of politicial expediency. It has an almost arbitrary authority to empower law enforcement to contain and criminalize people by securing vague geographical boundaries and broad powers of removal, often indefinitely.  In the hands of industry and governments alike, the injunctions, still billed as an extraordinary legal remedy, has emerged as the all-too-ordinary response to Indigenous assertions of jurisdiction and solidarity.

And in their indiscriminate scope and powers, rather than de-escalate the situation, injuctions have only served to prove the point. Canada is a smash-and-grab country for industry, revealing that historic incentives of colonization are still alive and well today..."

 

#NoTreatyNoJurisdictionNoPipelinesNoRCMP  #SovereigntyIsTheAnswerCanadaIsTheProblem  #WetsuwetenStrong   #Tyendinaga  #landback  #EcocideIsGenocide  #NoJusticeNoPeace  #thetimeisnow

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just stop.

..that's just not going to happen quizzical. it's not that i'm not open to the idea, i just don't agree with your take on what is going on. i take my lead for the most part from the hereditary chiefs and the process they advance.

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A Tribe Called Red - Land Back Ft. Boogey The Beat & Chippewa Travellers 

The Halluci Nation would like to dedicate this song in support of the Wet’suwet’en nation and to the Indigenous lead movements across Turtle Island and beyond.

We oppose the invasion of sovereign Indigenous lands by the RCMP and the Coastal GasLink pipeline. We stand with the Wet’suwet’en people and their hereditary chiefs. We stand with all the people working to support their fight.

We will be making this song available to download for free and free to be used for anyone working to defend the Wet’suwet’en territories and all action that defend the right of Indigenous land sovereignty and to promote a true nation to nation discussion between the Indigenous nations of Turtle Island and our Canadian settlers. Until our Canadians are willing to treat the Indigenous nations of this land with the respect due, a sovereign people’s reconciliation will remain an empty gesture.

It was the work of our good friend Whess Harman that inspired us to give the song away to the movement. Not only because of their work in the frontlines of resistance in Vancouver, but also because they are using their art for the movement. Whess designed the “Land Back” patch that is featured in our cover art, and has been selling them to raise money for the Unist'ot'en Camp Legal Fund. We will be making a donation to the same fund for our use of Whess' art. We encourage you to donate to the legal fund as well by following this link: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising...

The Halluci Nation would like to thank our friends and collaborators who have helped make this possible. Without our community we are nothing. Boogey the Beat, Chippewa Travelers, Whess Harman and Valeo Arts Management.

quizzical

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Yes quizzical I chose sides in political debates. I am biased against the oil and gas industry. The thing that your pay masters (you have said you are a pipe liner family) would like the most is to isolate the Land Defenders from any support as the RCMP arrest the leaders. Apparently it is not happening as planned this time.

Of course supporting the Wet'suwet'en as a BC voter is just supporting people who are trying to stop a project that I think will cost the provincial coffers a fortune. I am truly hoping that the capitalist god, the Invisible Hand, is going to kill this and other projects and delay is the best hope. The only thing keeping these projects alive is money from government. No subsidies and the billionaires disappear. If the global investment people won't back this project with their own money why should Canadian pension plans.

fuck you kropotkin. my family has nothing to do with this pipeline and would not ever cross a blockade or interfere with it. low fuckin swipe.  unwarranted too. and this not a political debate its lives.

i have not taken a side here. i am staying the hell out it. it is not my business other than to tell other colonizers to stay the hell out it too.

and i say this as someone whose dna map starts at the gulf of mexico/ central America and goes over the artic circle, coast to coast.

was surprised to find i'm a Inuk too.*

now seriously stop. those settlers who are taking public sides will be forced to condemn the entire Wet'Suwet'en Peoples if they eventually agree to a route change. which is where their division occurs, only. 

why should they have to consider ally condemnation if they decide to go forward? it should not have to be part of their deliberations.

by white people being all public and forcing the land defenders title on them you are being colonial in thinking. forcing a stereotype on them.

mind your business. you wanna send money privately to one side or the other, do it. stop trying to sway other people. you automatically "other" the other side of the same Peoples. it's divisive within the Nation and within the greater public sphere. 

you don't get a side, and neither do i.

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STATEMENT FROM PHOTOGRAPHERS WITHOUT BORDERS IN SOLIDARITY WITH UNIST’OT’EN CAMP, WET’SUWET’EN HEREDITARY CHIEFS AND INDIGENOUS YOUTH

Article 10 of the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) clearly states that “Indigenous peoples shall not be forcibly removed from their land or territories.”

As supporters of UNDRIP, as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), and the Paris Agreement, Photographers Without Borders (PWB) stands in solidarity with Unist’ot’en Camp, Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and Indigenous youth. We also recognize and stand with the masses of Indigenous people and non-Indigenous allies/Canadian citizens who have come together all across Canada to demonstrate their rejection of destructive policies, tactics, and and violations as enforced by the Trudeau government.

NDPP

A Tribe Called Red Supports the Wet'suwet'en Nation With 'Land Back'

http://exclaim.ca/music/article/a_tribe_called_red_support_the_wetsuwete...

"...For the use of the patch, A Tribe Called Red have made a donation to the Unist'toten Camp Legal Fund and encouraged listeners to do the same. The group also included the following message alongside the single:

'We oppose the invasion of sovereign Indigenous lands by the RCMP and the Coastal GasLink pipeline. We stand with the hereditary chiefs. We stand with all the people wanting to support their fight.  We've made this song available to download for free, and free to be used for anyone wanting to defend the Wet'suwet'en territories and all actions that defend the right of Indigenous land sovereignty and promote a true nation to nation discussion between the Indigenous nations of Turtle Island and our Canadian settlers. Until our Canadians are willing to treat the Indigenous nations of this land with the respect due, a sovereign people's reconciliation will remain an empty gesture."

 

#WetsuwetenStrong  #NoTreatyNoJurisdictionNoPipelinesNoRCMP  #landback   #SovereigntyIsTheAnswerCanadaIsTheProblem  #NoJusticeNoPeace  #ShutThisShitDown

quizzical

really epaulo you wanna exchange dueling links? listen, its not your business to take public sides. 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/wetsuweten-coastal-gaslink-pipeline-alternative-path-1.5464945

Sean in Ottawa

There is one thing non Indigenous people can do: They can call for economic justice so that Nations are not divided by negotiating with an economic gun to their heads. The issue of lower spending on Indigenous communities in terms of health and education has to be a factor in dividing desperate communities.

quizzical

Sean in Ottawa wrote:

There is one thing non Indigenous people can do: They can call for economic justice so that Nations are not divided by negotiating with an economic gun to their heads. The issue of lower spending on Indigenous communities in terms of health and education has to be a factor in dividing desperate communities.

agree. 

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listen, its not your business to take public sides. 

..my business is my business. again i disagree with your take on things. 

..and i'm not competing. i'm reporting in the same manner i did re trans mountain, site c, lng. que students, occupy. 

quizzical

epaulo13 wrote:

listen, its not your business to take public sides. 

..my business is my business. again i disagree with your take on things. 

..and i'm not competing. i'm reporting in the same manner i did re trans mountain, site c, lng. que students, occupy. 

yes you are. you're posting with a clear bias exactly the same as a Sun or NP reporter would do.

you aren't being an ally any more than they are.

you look for confirmation to your bias so disagree with my take (as you perceive it to be anyway) all you want but you gave no business taking sides.

i respect you greatly but in this case you're wrong. 

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..and your judging me. your trying to fit me into some box you've created so you can discount me. silence me. instead of debating. you keep it personal and you call that respect. so long quizzical. 

quizzical

epaulo13 wrote:

..and your judging me. your trying to fit me into some box you've created so you can discount me. silence me. instead of debating. you keep it personal and you call that respect. so long quizzical. 

bs epaulo you haven't even tried to read or listen to what i just explained in successive posts why you, nor i or any other colonizer, don't get to take sides. you don't get to be a dividing force on their Nation's dynamics. not now or in the future. and if you really read their words, in the post of yours about UNDRIP, you'd get you're not being how they explained an ally to be.

there's nothing to debate. it's their business. you're imposing pressures they don't want nor need.

you don't get to play victim either for being asked to stop numerous times. i have read and been quiet for 100s of posts hoping someone would get settlers need to be the best ally they can be and stay out of it instead of exploiting what's going for whatever your pet cause is.

NDPP is exploiting them because he hates the NDP.

you're exploiting them for environmental reasons. 

others are exploiting them so they can call blockaders and land defenders terrorists.

it, colonial exploitation, needs to stop. 

NDPP

Young Indigenous People See Their Future At Stake in the Wet'suwet'en Crisis (and vid)

https://t.co/6Xi3o7BFfi?amp=1

"Issues of land, sovereignty and reconciliation have been at the heart of the barricades that went up across Canada after the RCMP conducted raids on Wet'suwet'en territory in early February. They are issues that led to solidarity actions across the country before, such as during the Oka crisis of 1990, but Indigenous youth today are finding ways to share their unfiltered voices on social media and in protests. The Wet'suwet'en Nation's fight is theirs too, they say, because it is a fight for sovereignty after centuries of colonization."

#WetsuwetenStrong  #AllRise  #ThePeoplesUnitedCanNeverBeDefeated  #NoJusticeNoPeace  #SovereigntyIsTheAnswerCanadaIsTheProblem  #Decolonize  #thetimeisnow

NDPP

On Wet'suwet'en All Mainstream Media is Fake News

https://t.co/4NokENFiV5?amp=1

"The last few weeks in Canada has seen the immense coordination of racist myths, blatant lies and incredibly disingenuous reporting by each and every mainstream media outlet.  Sure, there are exceptions, but the overall editorial line has made it abundantly clear that the media of the bosses speaks for the bosses..."

 

NDPP

A Thread: In past days, Canadian politicians and media have invoked the spectacle of 'outside agitators' to infantilize and dismiss Indigenous peoples' protests and undermine the vital work of solidarity. It's a racist myth deployed frequently in Canada's history. Some examples..."

https://twitter.com/Martin_Lukacs/status/1233239692721737729

 

"If you consider yourself an ally to Indigenous people you better be supporting our fight for sovereignty in any way you possibly can."

https://twitter.com/beadagainstfash/status/1233214934890242055

#WetsuwetenStrong  #SovereigntyIsTheAnswerCanadaIsTheProblem  #AllRise  #thetimeisnow

quizzical
quizzical

not an ally NDPP.

NDPP

"Conditions for release of Wet'suwet'en Solidarity actions include a bar on use of social media to support Unistoten Camp or Gidimten. Understand what we are up against, escalate accordingly. Build organizations capable of withstanding the assault...."

https://twitter.com/hussansk/status/1233410526308438016

 

'I Am So Disgusted By The Vile Cartoon Depicting Greta'

https://twitter.com/christiebelcourt/status/1233322988512083968

"I feel sick to my stomach and disgusted. Remember: Indigenous women have been reporting for a long while now that these 1,000 man, mancamps built near Indigenous communities are a threat to the lives and security of women and girls."

#NoTreatyNoJurisdictionNoPipelinesNoRCMP   #SovereigntyIsThe AnswerCanadaIsTheProblem  #MMIWG  #WetsuwetenStrong  #RiseUp  #ShutCanadaDown  #thetimeisnow  #Decolonize

NDPP

'Justice System Hardly 'Impartial' When Dealing With Tyendinaga Mohawks': Former AG

https://twitter.com/afixedaddress/status/1233492901113581571

"OPP gave up too much information and rolled over too easily when it provided the CNR a list of names and intelligence on land protectors said former attorney general Michael Bryant."

#Tyendinaga  #PoliceState #ShutDownCanada  #NoJusticeNoPeace  #StopThatTrain

NDPP

Meet Elizabeth Seeger. She works for KKR. They are the prime investors in the Coastal GasLink Project

https://twitter.com/smogelgem/status/1233285060356214785

 

"This is far from over. IMO these 'talks' are lip service. Status quo. To soothe Canada into believing something is being done about Indigenous title. Until I see an actual tangible outcome, I won't stop the pressure. Neither should you."

https://twitter.com/showmekittys/status/1233488807351267331

 

I concur. How easily does a hardened, inveterate and successful thief  (like Canada) give up stolen goods unless forced to? Don't stop. Escalate.

 

#NoTreatyNoJurisdictionNoPipelinesNoRCMP  #SovereigntyIsTheIssueCanadaIsTheProblem  #EcocideIsGenocide  WetsuwetenStrong  #Tyendinaga  #ShutDownCanada  #thetimeisnow

 

NDPP

Despite Widespread Condemnation of Sexually Graphic Greta Thunberg Illustration, RCMP Deem Image as Non-Criminal

https://www.straight.com/news/1366721/despite-widespread-condemnation-se...

They don't call them pigs for nothing.

 

White Fragility, Racism and the Recent Threats Against Indigenous Opponents of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline

https://www.straight.com/news/1366486/why-racism-and-threats-are-being-d...

"Indigenous protests can trigger white fragility, leading to a vicious backlash...'you and your punk friends, the Mohawk warriors, need to call off the blockades,' an email states. 'If you don't you will find a bomb in your mailbox and your parents will be in danger..."

#WetsuwetenStrong  #Mohawks  #SovereigntyIsTheAnswerCanadaIsTheProblem  #thetimeisnow

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Minister Prepared To Stay in Northern BC For Wet'suwet'en Talks 'As Long As It Takes' (and vid)

https://globalnews.ca/news/6611745/wetsuweten-meetings-bennett-friday/

"Canada's minister of Crown-Indigenous affairs is willing to stay in northern BC 'as long as it takes' to reach a solution with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs over the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute her staff said Friday. Carolyn Bennett's spokesperson made the comments to Global News as the minister and her BC counterpart Scott Fraser took part in a second day of talks in Smithers with the chiefs and other parties both for and against the project. The ministers later confirmed they are staying in Smithers overnight and plan to continue talking Saturday morning..."

#WetsuwetenStrong  #SovereigntyIsTheAnswerCanadaIsTheProblem  #NoTreatyNoJurisdictionNoPipleinesNoRCMP  #NoJusticeNoPeace  #ShutDownCanada  #thetimeisnow

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quizzical wrote:

epaulo you know full well they didn't  vote no to the pipeline they voted on the route. and that 70% vote referendum was for one band out of the 20. 

yep, just ignore Rita George, a very respected elder because it's convenient to your bias/cause.

all i am asking is for you to stop. you are not helping. you are being colonialist.

what is so hard to get?

it's their business.   the way your setting yourself up is you're going to have to condemn them if they finally approve this.

just stop.

..one last thing. your position, asking me to back off, is a political one. without "the shut down canada" call from the hereditary chiefs there would be no talks with the govs. the source of your position calls for staying out of it. that is a political position like the call out by hereditary chiefs. lets not forget that if that pressure is not kept up the govs will walk away and the rcmp will move back in.  

..you are taking a political position quizzical. just like i am. 

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