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

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Canada' LNG Dreams Fade As Blockades Add New Costs To Industry

https://www.jwnenergy.com/article/2020/3/canadas-lng-dreams-fade-blockad...

"Hopes that Canada could turn into  gas export powerhouse seem to be waning fast. While LNG projects across the globe grapple with the outlook for an oversupplied market in the coming years, growing environmentalist opposition is adding insult to injury in Canada. An Indigneous protest against a pipeline that will supply Shell's LNG project not only delayed construction of the conduit but also spiralled into nation-wide blockades of key economic infrastructure that have hampered the country's economy.

The global market for oil and gas investments is facing challenges as well, with the coronavirus outbreak dealing the latest blow to demand forecasts. Several LNG shipments are being canceled worldwide, and US developers are being hammered in the equity and bond-markets. The glut is posed to worsen, with Bloomberg NEF estimating that 71 million tons of new annual LNG production was sanctioned last year, with all of it scheduled to come online between 2023 and 2026..."

#EcocideIsGenocide  #NoTreatyNoJurisdictionNoPipelinesNoRCMP  #SovereigntyIsTheAnswerCanadaIsTheProblem  #ShutDownCanada  #thetimeisnow

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..winnipeg

Strike Planning Meeting

Every Tuesday, Mar 10 - Apr 21

The Hive at the U of W

Our general assembly this week will focus on planning for the April 24th general strike as well as Wet'suwet'en solidarity actions. All are welcome!

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Manitoba youth have a right to protest

Tens of thousands of Manitoba youth have made their voices heard in public demonstrations on many issues over the past year. Many have rallied in support of climate action or in solidarity with the hereditary chiefs of Wet’suwet’en First Nation, among other causes.

To any youth who have participated in peaceful demonstrations, I want to say: good work. Your parents and the other adults in your lives should be proud and supportive of your passion. As Manitoba’s advocate for children and youth, I’m an independent and non-partisan officer appointed by the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, tasked with amplifying child and youth voices and upholding their rights. Regardless of where I may land on an issue, I support young people’s right to come together and raise their voices to be heard.

Article 15 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) states children have the right to voice their opinions and the right to demonstrate peacefully. The government of Canada acknowledged the special place of children in society and assumed responsibility for the fulfilment of children’s rights by ratifying the UNCRC more than 30 years ago.

Manitoba is obliged to uphold all 42 articles. Those articles include the right to be protected from abuse or neglect (Article 19) and the right to live in a safe environment with access to the highest attainable standard of health care (Article 24). As Manitoba citizens, we all have a role to play in ensuring the rights of children and youth are understood and protected across our province.

Lately, my office has been hearing from several Indigenous youth who are witnessing or experiencing an increase in racism and bullying after recent Wet’suwet’en demonstrations taking place across the country. Some of the young people organizing or participating in demonstrations have reported being targeted and vilified online. Some have experienced death threats.

The violence became all too real last week when a counter-protester interrupted a round dance held at Portage and Main, where many youth had gathered. He reportedly confronted participants and physically assaulted an individual before being escorted away by demonstrators, then later police. Michael Redhead Champagne, who has been advocating for Manitoba youth for more than a decade, often through his work with Aboriginal Youth Opportunities, told us Indigenous youth are telling him they have felt fearful lately when doing community organizing.

It seems many adults do not realize how their comments reverberate, often making their way down to kids’ screens. The internet and social media are also spaces where children and youth have the right to be safe and the right to be protected from abuse.....

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Bad River Band issues demands to settle Enbridge lawsuit

The Bad River Band is demanding Enbridge pay millions in damages in order to settle an ongoing lawsuit.

The Band made a letter public sent to the company's leadership by the tribal chairman.

The letter said if Enbridge is serious about settling the lawsuit, the company must pay $45 million in past trespass damages.

The Band also demanded in the letter the company stop operating the Line 5 Pipeline on the reservation and decommission Line 5 or reroute it outside the Bad River watershed.

The lawsuit, filed in July 2019, was an effort to force Enbridge to remove the Line 5 pipeline that runs through the reservation....

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Coastal GasLink broke provincial pipeline rules more than 50 times according to Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. When they went to court, this was followed within days by the RCMP raids.  In court, the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) argued that it’s unfair to pick the government’s reasoning apart. It also says the government wasn’t strictly required to factor in the pipeline company’s record of infractions. The hereditary chiefs also expressed concern about the historical liks between resource extraction projects and violence against Indigenous women, children and two-spirited people.

Autumn Walkem, Nlaka'pamux, a supporter of the Wet’suwet’en puts up a sign to greet police at Unist'ot'en Camp in February 2020. Photo by Michael Toledano 

The company behind the controversial Coastal GasLink pipeline has violated conditions set by the British Columbia government more than 50 times, the province’s records show.

Some rules were broken for years. Others were repeatedly broken and only came to light after Wet’suwet’en community members complained, show documents filed in courtThe infractions ranged from blocking Indigenous people from accessing their traplines to missing deadlines on commitments to conserve caribou and endangered plants.

Wet’suwet’en Nation hereditary chiefs, who pulled together the provincial records last month as part of a court challenge of the pipeline, say the pattern of rule-breaking raises doubts about whether the B.C. government should have allowed the project to continue. 

“Coastal GasLink has repeatedly flouted the conditions that were spelled out in their previous certificate, and shown only contempt for our people,” said Dinï ze' Smogelgem, a Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief of the Laksamshu (Fireweed and Owl) Clan, in a statement last month.  ...

The B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy did not directly answer whether 50 violations of provincial rules is standard for energy projects like Coastal GasLink.

“Each project has unique challenges and requirements,” the ministry said in a statement to National Observer. ...

Days before the raids, the hereditary chiefs filed an application in B.C. Supreme Court, alleging the province failed to consider Coastal GasLink’s spotty compliance record when it gave the pipeline company an extension on the environmental certificate, which is a prerequisite for construction. The petition asks a judge to overturn that decision, made by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO), and send it back to the EAO to be re-examined.

The hereditary chiefs also allege the regulator should have considered the well-documented linksbetween resource extraction projects and violence against Indigenous women, children and two-spirited people.

In response, the EAO argued in court documents that it’s unfair to pick the government’s reasoning apart. It also says the government wasn’t strictly required to factor in the pipeline company’s record of infractions, though the agency says “record makes it plain” that the issue was “properly considered.”

The EAO also didn’t have a legal duty to fully explain to the Wet’suwet’en why it greenlighted Coastal GasLink, the agency said. The only party it owed that to is Coastal GasLink, the EAO court filing added.

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/03/09/news/coastal-gaslink-broke-b...

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Re: #209

"The Wet'suwet'en Matriarch's Coalition was set up and funded by MIRR, CGL to support the pipeline. Theresa Tait Day is a board member of this group. This betrayal and making decisions outside bahlats on an individual basis is partly why names stripped..."

https://twitter.com/Gidimten/status/1237420659992440838

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re: #209

..i caught wind of the standing committee yesterday long after it started. aptn had a live thing going on. i caught some of it just before it went on a break.

..wpg indigenous mp leah gazan was questioning tait-day on the male dominated heritairy chiefs. gazan sympatized with tait-day on that domination as she had faced this many times as well. 

..the discussion turned to how to fix the problem and 2 solutions agreed on between gazan and tait-day were..that it needed to be dealt with internally and that could happen only when the historical oppression ended. meaning the oppression coming from governments and corporations.

..gazan shared her time with ashton who asked an expert witness on the use of the rcmp. the witness rejected that use both in the territory and in the supportive instances such as blocking trains by indigenous folk. shortly after the committee break happened.

..i see none of this was reported in that national post piece. 

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APTN: Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs (and vid)

https://www.facebook.com/APTNNews/videos/2623718927851441

More on yesterday's meeting/testimonies in Ottawa.

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..good interview. 

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip: "Governments and industry need to understand one fundamental truth, there are no shortcuts in terms of consultation, and we are in a period now where consent is the legal bar." WATCH HERE:

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'Tear down this blockade': MPP calls for Caledonia roadblock to be removed

The MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk says businesses along Highway 6 are suffering because of an "illegal" roadblock and is calling on anyone who can help to "tear down this blockade."

But when asked by CBC, Toby Barrett remained vague about who exactly he's hoping will respond to his call to action.

The PC MPP initially said his message was for the people who put up the pallets and parked the vehicles blocking the highway. He also noted government shouldn't tell police what to do.

Which leaves the question of who he's appealing to and what he's asking them to do.

"I address it to anyone out there who wants to help," said Barrett.

"I'm not offering a solution. I'm not directing anyone to tear it down. I'm not going to tear it down," he later added, saying his role is to "raise awareness" of what his constituents are dealing with.

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The Highway 6 bypass between Argyle Street South and Greens Road has been shut down since Feb. 24.

Demonstrators say they've blocked the road in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs , who oppose construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline through their territory in northern B.C. and said they intend to stay until their demands are met.

"The onus is now on Justin Trudeau, on the OPP, on the RCMP to withdraw from our territories," Colleen Davis, a member of the Mohawk Nation (Bear Clan), previously told CBC.

"We have our own self-governing systems that we abide by and that's what we are standing up for. That's how we're going to get things moving forward … if they can come appreciate and acknowledged the true title owners of the lands.".....

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Vanya S Cutler is with Jaimie Davis and Andy Inthesky in Smithers, British Columbia.

We decided to make some Wet’suwet’en Solidarity sweaters and will be donating all the profit to the Unist’ot’en legal team. These title rights and recognition is what ALL of our families fought for in the Supreme Court of Canada and won.

The Wet’suwet’en & Gitxsan proved we were here for 1000s of years with our own governance that was made illegal at one time (not that long ago) by the Canadian government. Don’t confuse holding up Wet’suwet’en law with protesting.

The shirts have printing on the back as well (outlined Wet’suwet’en Yintah & quote) and will be sold for 70 minimum (if you’d like to donate extra we will not oppose it). These are the first wave, there are only 40 as of right now but expect more in the future.

I’d like to thank Hereditary Chief Ron Michell (Hagwilnegh) for letting us use his quote on the back. Hagwilnegh was held by our grandfather Sylvester before Ron so that quote really means a lot to me. I’d like to thank Jaimie Davis (Gitxsan Artist http://www.jadacreations.co) for creating some beautiful original art with all the clans on the front (Big Frog, Small Frog, Bear, Fireweed & Beaver).

I’d also like to thank Andy not only for putting together the lettering/design, outline of the Yintah but also for printing all the shirts up today. We truly kept the Wet’suwet’en & Gitxsan relationship strong with this.

If you are interested in one please contact Andrea (Andy) on messenger. Thank you for all the support across the globe. Also watch out for more once these are gone with new colours.

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"So lng prices are so low that it doesn't make the lng Canada project viable. What do you think will happen? Charge Asian markets more for lng? Nah. These will be locked in prices. The consumer in Canada will pay for the shortcomings. Same thing is happening in Australia."

https://twitter.com/showmekittys/status/1237120275700797440

Damn straight. Oppose it or prepare to pay up to the hustlers and sellouts.

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K. So an update. Clans are still meeting and discussing mou. This mou is strictly for title. Nothing to do with cgl/Rcmp. Meetings should wrap up this week and an announcement made shortly after. We are focusing on title but that’s not letting cgl off the hook. #wetsuweten

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Tiny House Warrior seeks permission to enter TRU campus in Kamloops​

Thompson Rivers University is opposed to allowing a member of the Tiny House Warriors on campus this weekend for a First Nations human rights conference.

Nicole Manuel, also known as Mayuk, was among three members of the Tiny House Warriors arrested on Dec. 10, 2018, after allegedly smearing red paint on the walls and windows of TRU’s Campus Activity Centre during a pipeline consultation meeting helmed by former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci.

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The symposium schedule includes events in TRU’s Grand Hall on Saturday and a field trip to the North Thompson on Sunday. Speakers on Saturday are expected to include filmmaker and broadcaster Avi Lewis and First Nations lawyer and activist Pam Palmater.....

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@RussDiabo.This weekend many Indigenous Land Defenders, Water Protectors, Leaders, Academics & myself will be in Kamloops, BC attending a Symposium & Human Rights Delegation 2 Tiny House Warriors Camp. I understand it will b live-streamed. There will b a lot of amazing people in 1 place!

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K. So an update. Clans are still meeting and discussing mou. This mou is strictly for title. Nothing to do with cgl/Rcmp. Meetings should wrap up this week and an announcement made shortly after. We are focusing on title but that’s not letting cgl off the hook. #wetsuweten

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What kind of 'Title' mou discussions re Wet'suwet'en 'has nothing to do with cgl/RCMP?'  We will learn if/when this agreement is revealed...

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..bc has always had alternatives.

A giant $350-milllion industrial hemp production plant is being planned for the old Ritchie Bros. Auction site towards the airport in Prince George. Claims of up to 1,500 jobs tp be created as a result. #cityofPG

 

Sean in Ottawa

Re #209:

I think both sides can claim the other has been coopted by non-Indigenous people. Indigenous voices are being drowned out on both sides by people using them for their own agenda. I am not saying that these agendas do not deserve to be heard. Nor am I saying that the pro-pipeline side does not have more advantages.

However, any who have an alternative agenda and seek to shout down any Indigenous voice, to present their position whould be considering whether or not they are an ally of the Indigenous people or an ally of the oil companies or of the environmental movement. Misrepresenting either of the last two as the former is definitely not being an ally to the former. You can make a case on behalf of the oil companies or of the environment but it should not be presented as solidarity with Indigenous people if that is not the core motivation. Taking sides where there are divisons within the Indigenous community while claiming to speak for Indigenous people is intervening and silencing Indigenous voices. 

Increasingly it has become obvious that more Indigenous people want to take back control over this discussion and not be used. They want other Canadains to back out, and give them time to make their conclusions.

Canadians can continue without exploiting Indigenous people to make their arguments on both economic and environmental issues. And they can call for economic justice for Indigenous people so that they are not bullied into positions due to economic injustice. Other Canadains can call for Indigenous process, jurisdiction to be respected, while cooling their own rhetoric on what that Indigenous position ought to be. Canadains can make without mention of Indigenous people an environmental argument that is not compromising -- or they can invoke Indigenous people accepting the decision the Indigenous people ultimately make.

There are alternatives to using them shamelessly to advocate a position that is independent of Indigenous concern.

I get that a environment is a priority for all argument some are making -- but if it is for all you do not need to invoke support for others while making it.

Given the exploitation and power imbalance in this colonial-built country. Extra caution should be applied when invoking support for Indigenous people when there is clearly no full consensus coming from them. 

I hope I am properly explaining the argument that Quizzical has been making in this thread. She has not attacked the environmental positions of anyone. She has only asked that people check their motivations and the privilege they have when seeking to speak for Indigenous people. For my part I think she has made a compelling case. I know many are invested and speak with the utmost sincerity and good intentions. I ask that you seek to try to understand her point and consider how you can advocate for your environmental position in that context of respect for the need for Indigenous voices not to be crowded out of their own advocacy. 

 

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Re: #221 'bc has always had alternatives'

Whose sovereign, unceded, unsurrendered Indigenous territory are the crunchy granola progressives prepared to support that development on? How superficial and selective their newly-found Indigenous sovereignty support obviously is. No pipelines no Greeny support for your sovereignty methinks.

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Re: #221 'bc has always had alternatives'

Whose sovereign, unceded, unsurrendered Indigenous territory are the crunchy granola progressives prepared to support that development on? How superficial and selective their newly-found Indigenous sovereignty support obviously is. No pipelines no Greeny support for your sovereignty methinks.

What a gross misrepresentation of the debate in this thread.

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What a gross misrepresentation of my statement.

Sean in Ottawa

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What a gross misrepresentation of my statement.

I remember this from elementary school

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z4JtetC8sQ

ETA: Your post was largely incoherent as you are suggesting Green environmental activists want a pipeline... 

kropotkin1951

#209

This piece from the Nazi Post is a classic example of fake news that includes a  conspiracy theory about environmentalists. I think the NP should be banned from this site because it is totally unreliable and promotes a far right agenda designed to dampen any descent against the oligarchic rule in our country.

Sean in Ottawa

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#209

This piece from the Nazi Post is a classic example of fake news that includes a  conspiracy theory about environmentalists. I think the NP should be banned form this site because it is totally unreliable and promotes a far right agenda designed to dampen any descent against the oligarchic rule in our country.

I think people are smart enough here to not need censorship of that kind.

ETA - at least most are.

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Most people here are smart enough not to post crap from the NP to begin with and then if someone does then sane people leave it to die a natural death.  Using the NP's usual disinformation in any thread seems to be the antithesis of the purpose of this place. 

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Went into a major Vancouver drug store today to try and get some hand sanitizer and was told it gets sold out within minutes partly because of panic buying and partly because of the blockades
which have delayed products getting to market

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kropotkin1951 wrote:

Most people here are smart enough not to post crap from the NP to begin with and then if someone does then sane people leave it to die a natural death.  Using the NP's usual disinformation in any thread seems to be the antithesis of the purpose of this place. 

Calling other people stupid does not make you look smart. The fact that the NP may have a bias and want to print something others do not want to print might have a bad motivation but it does not make it wrong.

I am familiar with a story related to a scandal in the Liberal party -- it was a serious thing at the time. I was told by the CBC and others in the media that "you do not want to hurt the Liberals now becuase the Conservatives would benefit" others just refused. The more Conservative press covered the story. 

Sometimes you have to consider all media and their biases to have a complete story. The contributions of a biased press might be rare but not completely zero. Intelligent people do not need censorship they have the critical thinking to read a story through the biases and understand the motivations. 

Sean in Ottawa

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Went into a major Vancouver drug store today to try and get some hand sanitizer and was told it gets sold out within minutes partly because of panic buying and partly because of the blockades which have delayed products getting to market

Yeah - right wing conservatives increasingly lie to advance their agenda.

Panic buying is across the country. It has nothing to do with the blockade. The vendor is probably racist and I would not shop there again if avoidable. 

kropotkin1951

Here is the industry and public money that is being poured into it. The Wet'suet'en are being mugged by a conglomerate of foreign companies and you want to discuss whether it is a good thing or not for the gas industry to pollute Northern BC and make me and other BC residents pay for it. You and North Report are two peas in a pod, you want to talk about all the jobs to be had destroying my province in the fucking National Interest as defined by the National Post oligarchs. Go frack Ottawa and ship the gas through Quebec.

The Coastal GasLink pipeline will carry fracked gas from gas plays on B.C.’s northeast to Kitimat on B.C.’s northwest for export to Asian markets.

The pipeline is owned by TC Energy Corporation, a Calgary-based company more commonly recognized by its former name TransCanada and for another fiercely opposed pipeline project, the Keystone XL.

TC Energy has partnered with some of the world’s most profitable oil and gas corporations to build the 670-kilometre Coastal GasLink pipeline, which will cut through old-growth forests, wetlands, rivers, streams and habitat for critically endangered species such as southern mountain caribou

Want to know how much money TC Energy president and CEO Russell Girling makes? Girling made $11.4 million in 2018, according to company documents.

https://thenarwhal.ca/to-understand-b-c-s-push-for-the-coastal-gaslink-p...

Sean in Ottawa

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Here is the industry and public money that is being poured into it. The Wet'suet'en are being mugged by a conglomerate of foreign companies and you want to discuss whether it is a good thing or not for the gas industry to pollute Northern BC and make me and other BC residents pay for it. You and North Report are two peas in a pod, you want to talk about all the jobs to be had destroying my province in the fucking National Interest as defined by the National Post oligarchs. Go frack Ottawa and ship the gas through Quebec.

The Coastal GasLink pipeline will carry fracked gas from gas plays on B.C.’s northeast to Kitimat on B.C.’s northwest for export to Asian markets.

The pipeline is owned by TC Energy Corporation, a Calgary-based company more commonly recognized by its former name TransCanada and for another fiercely opposed pipeline project, the Keystone XL.

TC Energy has partnered with some of the world’s most profitable oil and gas corporations to build the 670-kilometre Coastal GasLink pipeline, which will cut through old-growth forests, wetlands, rivers, streams and habitat for critically endangered species such as southern mountain caribou

Want to know how much money TC Energy president and CEO Russell Girling makes? Girling made $11.4 million in 2018, according to company documents.

https://thenarwhal.ca/to-understand-b-c-s-push-for-the-coastal-gaslink-p...

You know I don't actually think you are as stupid as you sound this is why I get so angry when you insist on misinterpreting what other people say. I actually credit you with being able to understand what is written and can only conclude that this garbage from you is on purpose.

I did not defend the national post -- all I said was there are times when the media you oppose will cover something. I rejected your idea of blanket censorship becuase I think if someone references it for a reason people can understand the stance of the organization. 

Your straw man is on fire (or is it your pants)?

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Wet'suwet'en Solidarity Action

Friday, March 13, 2020 at 10 AM​

Jonathan Rogers Park

110 W 7th Avenue, Vancouver

This Friday, we are responding to Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs' call for national solidarity actions.

Join us at 10 am at Jonathan Rogers park where we will rally before marching to a second location.

The colonial government of Canada continues to ignore Indigenous peoples' sovereignty. Now, thanks to public pressure, they are rushing to appear as though they are working with Wet'suwet'en people.

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yesterday - Powerful student walk out and march in Dish with One Spoon Treaty Territory (Toronto)

Shut down of TC Energy Office in West Virginia

Rail Blockade in London Ontario earlier this week

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An announcement from Akwesasne Unity Fire

Event date: March 14th and 15th 2020

Everyday this week the people will be meeting at 6pm at the Unity Fire. Fire is located at the cross roads on Cornwall Island, Akwesasne Ont. We hope to attract any food or arts and craft vendor for the weekend event. Looking for speakers, singers, and anyone else who has something positive to add.

Please DM if anyone has any questions or if you can make it to 6pm meeting at the Unity Fire. We will be updating a contact number by tonight

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Here at the Tofino/Ucuelet Junction roadside rally I had the privilege of speaking with Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Hereditary Chief Tyee Ha’wiih Wilson Jack, who shared his thoughts on the current affairs. .
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“Look what the Canadian government has done. They put us on reserves. They limit us. They don’t want us to better ourselves. They don’t want us to self-determine our futures. They say, ‘This is your land but you can only do this and not that.’”
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“As for whats happening up in Wet’suwet’en territory, it applies to all Indigenous communities. Canada and B.C. shouldn’t be going to the elected councils of the Nations before the hereditary governments. It’s the hereditary system that truly belongs to us. We should have the right to consultation first if they want to have a meeting about the land.” .
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“So I stand 110% behind the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs. I’m tired of all this B.S. going on, where Canada and B.C. say, ‘We’re going to put extractive projects right through your community.’ I’m against that. It’s greed. They’re just there for the greed. They don’t worry about the land.” .

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Dozens of youth leaders occupy Chase in St. Paul to demand it #StopLine3 and #DefundClimateChange.

Defund TC Energy and Coastal Gas Link pipeline! #WetsuwetenStong

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Grand Jury Refuses Felonies for Greenpeace Activists and Others Charged in Houston Oil Industry Protest

Today, a grand jury refused to issue felony indictments against the Greenpeace USA activists and others charged following the peaceful protest on September 12, 2019 at the Houston Ship Channel [1]. Thirty-one people had been charged with a felony by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office under Texas’ controversial new anti-protest law, but none were indicted on this charge by a Harris County grand jury.

Instead, 25 misdemeanor indictments were issued for obstructing a highway or other passageway. Six cases were dismissed completely before submission to the grand jury. Twenty-two people still face a separate federal misdemeanor charge for blocking a navigable waterway.

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..40 min podcast

Crisis democracy in a fictional country

On episode 118 of Unpacking the News ex-journalist and Comms Director at the BC-based public interest group Dogwood Kai Nagata joins host Andre Goulet to discuss the political fallout from the blockades and occupations, a federal government confused by its own hypocrisy and the RCMP’s historical pattern of violence against Indigenous communities. This conversation was recorded on March 11th, 2020.

kropotkin1951

Sean in Ottawa please read this book. Your National Post and other MSM reading has not given you a very good insight into anything that is currently occurring in indigenous communities. When it comes to understanding how indigenous communities can move forward economically I take my lessons from

https://unsettlingcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/UnsettlingCanadaAboutPg.jpg

not Quizzical or the Nazi Post.

https://unsettlingcanada.com/

Sean in Ottawa

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Sean in Ottawa please read this book. Your National Post and other MSM reading has not given you a very good insight into anything that is currently occurring in indigenous communities. When it comes to understanding how indigenous communities can move forward economically I take my lessons from

https://unsettlingcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/UnsettlingCanadaAboutPg.jpg

not Quizzical or the Nazi Post.

https://unsettlingcanada.com/

I know you are not stupid enough to actually believe this interpretation of what I said so this is pointless.

quizzical

and yet grand chief Derrickson started out as an "elected" chief.  The same type of Indian Act chief who ndpp and epaulo post so nastily about and say don't have the authority of the People. as you do too kropotkin.

wanna have it both ways if it agrees with your colonial perspective. 

what boat load of crap you spout.

you don't care if women hereditary Chiefs were stripped of the their status in decidedly a white male patriarchal way.

which was the  point of my post from the NP.

NDPP

Wet'suwet'en Matriarchal Coalition Funded By BC, Coastal GasLink To 'Divide and Conquer'

https://www.martlet.ca/wetsuweten-matriarchal-coalition-funded-by-b-c-co...

"The WMC is not, and was not ever, an independent Indigeneous body or governance structure but rather a group founded with the BC government and CGL to sway Wet'suwet'en public opinion in favour of the pipeline according to documents obtained in a 2017 FOI. In 2015, the WMC was incorporated as a corporation without consultation of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs. Documents disclosed from the BC Government show the WMC was a joint project between Coastal GasLink (CGL), the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation, and the three founding members - Gloria George, Darlene Glaim and Tait-Day."

voice of the damned

I have a question, to which I honestly do not know the answer.

Are these "Indian Act Postage Stamp chiefs" the same people whose salaries Harper wanted to make public, with his now-rescinded legislation?

 

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..male hereditary chiefs have also been stripped of their titles. you have to look at the context. again i have found the hereditary chief processes of clans and feasts to be much more in line with the will of the people than the indian act elected chiefs. nothing presented in this thread has shown otherwise in relation to the pipeline. 

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Gidimt’en Checkpoint @Gidimten

THIS is the type of sustainable economic development we all need to look towards... @UnistotenCamp - what do you think?

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NO PIPELINES! CALL TO ACTION!

Under 'Anuc Niwh'it'en, all five clans of the Wet'suwet'en have unanimously opposed all pipeline proposals. Yet, there it is - 48” pipe invading our territories.

CGL has been escorted in by BC RCMP every day to destroy our unceded territories. The necessary permits have NOT been approved. Our matriarchs were removed at gunpoint to make way for industry to bring in these pipes. This is a blatant act of genocide.

Our tradition is to conduct ourselves with absolute respect -wiggus- while business is being conducted. The Hereditary chiefs have been doing just that. These violations make it clear that Justin Trudeau and John Horgan have ZERO intention of doing the same.

When we protect our land, militarized forces are brought in and guns are pointed at us. There is little to no communication, and we have seen the campaign of misinformation being released by the oil and gas industry and corrupt politicians to confuse the public.

We ask you to take ACTION in solidarity with us!

We ask you to take ACTION in solidarity with us!

As we resist further destruction, the world is launching full speed ahead into a Climate Crisis. We ask our supporters around the world for your continued solidarity against the human rights violations occurring, and the corrupt system pitting people against each other.

We will not be divided and conquered. #TogetherWeAreStronger #WetsuwetenStrong

#AllEyesOnWetsuweten #ReconciliationIsDead #ShutDownCanada #LandBack #NoPipelines
#CANCELCANADA

Wet'suwet'en Supporter Toolkit: http://unistoten.camp/supportertoolkit2020

Unist'ot'en Legal Fund: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/unistoten2020legalfund

Callout for Solidarity: http://unistoten.camp/alleyesonwetsuweten

List of solidarity actions: https://www.facebook.com/events/594514121137249/

Gidimt'en Call to action: www.yintahaccess.com

Donate to Gidimt'en camp: https://www.gofundme.com/f/gidimt039en-strong

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