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

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..i remember watching much of the oka invasion on my tv. it was televised. one image that was imprinted on my mind was that of soldiers facing off with warriors. the situation was very intense that could explode at any moment. from out of nowhere came a mohawk matriarch riding a 3 wheeler. she jumped off the machine yelling and swearing. what the fuck is going on was the gist. 

..yelling at warriors she ordered them to back off and you saw them meekly slip into the trees. yelling at the soldiers to back the fuck off. the mohawks are a matriarchal society. even after the implementation of the indian act bands..which is male dominated. 

..all though it takes a collaborative effort, this whole situation that we see today..the wet'suwet'en struggle, the resistance..originated and continues to be influenced by a matriarch. a matriarch like i described above. i watched the unist'ot'en camp form with tents in the direct path of the pipeline then move when the pipeline path changed. this was what, founded 10 yrs ago. today we see a few buildings and a wonderful healing centre.

..the picture above in #463 Mohawk- Wet'suwet'en alliance, 2 men clasping hands. well the meeting where this pic came from was partially in a video/press conference. you saw these 2 men speak you also saw the direction provided by the matriarch who did not speak. 

..so while it's true on the surface you see men speaking, men meeting with ministers it's the matriarchs who are the authority in much of indigenous life. imho.

..healing centre that was built by crowd funding. built as a very positive part of the resistance and back to the land.

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kropotkin1951 wrote:

I guess it is really hard to wrap ones head around the idea of a sovereign indigenous territory where they make the laws and enforce them.

Sometimes EMS like paramadics and firefighters won't go somewhere without a police escort. I've even heard of it as a clause in their contracts.

What happens if the RCMP agrees and doesn't step foot on the 22,000 square KM of land and the EMS refuse to answer calls on this sovereign land without police services at least available. Would that be a cause for concern?

How does banning RCMP from unceeded territory work with searching for missing and murdered First Nations women?

What if all 634 Nations banned RCMP/Provincial presence across Canada?

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That’s not the way of our ancestors’: Wet’suwet’en matriarch speaks out about pipeline conflict

A Wet’suwet’en hereditary subchief who helped translate a seminal Supreme Court decision that laid the foundation for greater control for Indigenous communities over their land says she opposes the blockades that have been roiling the country.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-thats-no...

 

 

Manitoba Metis Federation opposes Wet’suwet’en solidarity protests, rail blockades

https://globalnews.ca/news/6583365/manitoba-metis-federation-opposes-sol...

 

 

Wet'suwet'en member wants protesters to 'back down'

https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1701376579764

 

 

Hereditary B.C. Chief says pipeline protesters aren’t members from her community

Helen Michelle says she is confident that the pipeline also has the support of the Wet’suwet’en people.

https://tnc.news/2020/02/09/hereditary-b-c-chief-says-pipeline-protester...

 

 

'People are afraid to speak up': Wet'suwet'en member defends her support for pipeline

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-tuesday-edition-1.545...

NDPP

The imposed Canadian 'Vichy' regime system set up illegally 'beyond the treaty frontier',  to serve and institutionalize Canadian colonialism in Indigenous administration, has done its dirty work and continues to do so. No surprise to see the Globe pushing this version. Or some here either.

No matter what those administrative units of the Canadian government, the Band Council system think, (the same as their governmental paymasters, surprise, surprise)  the fact remains that pipeline doesn't go through 'their' territories. And those traditional governance representatives of the territories concerned, the only voices relevant or entitled  to pronounce upon it, have done so - and decisively against the pipeline's contemplated despoilation of their hitherto pristeen territories.

Just because your neighbours may wish to profit from  seeing  your property turned over to a dirty and destructive extraction project, doesn't mean you have to agree to it.

NDPP

The Canary in the Canadian Fossil Fuel Cage

https://ricochet.media/en/2946/wetsuweten-the-canary-in-the-canadian-fos...

"...The era of fossil fuels is drawing to an end and the markets for these resources will plateau or decline by the time any of Canada's pending major fossil fuel projects are completed. Hence such projects no longer make any economic sense. According to the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, a cross-section of 33 US publicly held shale oil and gas firms collectively had negative cash flows in the first six months of 2018, with expenses exceeding revenues by $3.9 billion. However, in the fate of the Wet'suwet'en standoff, shouldn't the opening question be whether the Coastal GasLink and LNG Canada project should be built?

The same prospects are no better for the Trans Mountain Pipeline, the Teck Frontier Project, Energy East and tarsands development at large. But now a group of Indigenous people, led by the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs, are forcing us to wonder about the feasibility of all significant future fossil fuel projects - Coastal GasLink, LNG Canada, Trans Mountain, GNL Quebec, Teck Frontier and others to come.."

#NoTreatyNoJurisdictionNoPipelinesNoRCMP  #EcocideIsGenocide  #WetsuwetenStrong   #LeaveItInTheGround  #thetimeisnow

NDPP

"So, according to this video tape, the protesters at Tyendinaga, last Monday, had asked to have a meeting with the OPP, CN, the feds and the province, to work out an exit strategy from the [non] blockade if the RCMP withdrew from Wet'suwet'en territory. They never got an answer. For whatever reason, the invitation to meet to discuss and develop a safe exit strategy was ignored."

https://twitter.com/peggy_blair/status/123174542872874

Seems the obvious explanation of that non-response is that a raid  was already part of the plan and there was no wish to have that final solution derailed by peaceful negotiations as invited by the Tyendinaga.

Better advise against it. Talk don't Terrorize!

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[email protected]  -Solicitor-General of Ontario

NDPP

"Green Leader Mike Schreiner should've introduced an emergency debate on the situation in Tyendinaga - if but to spotlight Doug Ford's appalling record on Aboriginal issues. The SILENCE from all opposition parties in Ontario on this is DEAFENING."

https://twitter.com/gtlem/status/1231726897010180103

 

"Justin Trudeau's comments are dangerous and irresponsible. First he said it was up to the pronvinces, now he says the onus is on Indigenous peoples and the police. Echoing Andrew Scheer instead of meeting with hereditary chiefs is a failure of leadership and reconciliation."

https://twitter.com/theJagmeetSingh/status/1230969042787340288

NDPP

'Who Is Responsible For the Wet'suwet'en Blockade Impasse?' : Cross Country Checkup (CBC)

https://twitter.com/1mohawklawyer/status/1231700774654300161

"The Canadian way. Being a racialist with plausible deniability."

'As the stalemate over the Coastal GasLink pipeline continues, our question this week is: Who is responsible for the Wet'suwet'en blockade impasse?' (listen to see which calls CBC chose to air)

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/checkup/sunday-on-checkup-who-is-responsible-fo...

 

#SovereigntyIsTheAnswerCanadaIsTheProblem  #NoTreatyNoJurisdictionNoPipelineNo RCMP

NDPP

Tyendinaga Mohawks Say They Have Been Given Midnight Deadline to Clear Camp

https://twitter.com/Gidimten/status/1231756319842897920

"RCMP have been given until midnight...EST to get out of Wet'suwet'en Yintah. Seriously, the RCMP have said they are supposed to leave but they are still doddling around our Yintah."

So, it appears that when you boil it all down, nothing concrete has occurred to meet the necessary preconditions to honourable nation to nation talks repeatedly reiterated by the Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs. The RCMP is still 'doddling around' Wet'suwet'en territory and Tyendinaga attempts to negotiate an exit strategy with CN and governments have apparently gone unanswered.

  Official governmental propaganda now paints the Wet'suwet'en and the protesters as non-responsive and uncooperative and warns police actions are coming. This is the manufacture of consent for the further use of state force, Progressive Canadians must oppose and prevent this latest iteration of a historic continuation of chicanery and dishonourable, sharp tactics in dealings with Indigenous nations.

NDPP

"Kanenhariyo speaks to the people about his discussions with CN Rail and the OPP and relays their message." (and vid)

https://twitter.com/realpeoplesmedi/status/1231788292552765443

#EyesOnTyendinaga  #WetsuwetenStrong   #TrudeauAndHorganToNegotiationsInWetsuwetenNow

NDPP

"My thoughts are with those in Tyendinaga tonight. The OPP's focus must remain the de-escalation of this situation, and not a repeat of Ipperwash or Oka. The land protectors have also been clear: follow the nation-to-nation demands and get the RCMP off of Wet'suwet'en territory."

https://twitter.com/Lance_Copegog/status/1231788666567188480

#EyesOnTyendinaga  #WetsuwetenStrong  #SovereigntyIsTheIssueCanadaIsTheProblem  #landback  #thetimeisnow

NDPP

Police Give Tyendinaga Mohawks Deadline To Clear Rail Protest

https://aptnnews.ca/2020/02/23/police-give-tyendinaga-mohawks-deadline-t...

"...On Friday, Prime Minister Trudeau said it was time for the barricades to come down and injunctions ordering the tracks cleared to be enforced. But Hereditary Chief Na'moks, also known as John Ridsdale, said Sunday that Trudeau's 'misinformed' and 'antagonistic' speech had the opposite effect. 'If the prime minister had not made that speech the Mohawks would have taken down everything,' he said. 'They were ready. We were on the phone.' More rail-line protests sprang up over the weekend, even after Trudeau's stern words..."

#EyesOnTyendinaga   #WetsuwetenStrong  #SovereigntyIsTheIssueCanadaIsTheProblem  #thetimeisnow #landback

NDPP

"It's Midnight And Real People's Media is LIVE at the Tyendinaga Railway Shutdown...(LIVE FB) See also vid @ #511

https://twitter.com/realpeoplesmedi/status/1231812558211952641

#EyesOnTyendinaga #WetsuwetenSolidarity  #ShutDownCanada  #RCMPout

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Wet’suwet’en solidarity protesters set up new Vancouver rail blockade, violating injunction

Two days after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said rail blockades across Canada need to come down, a group of protesters gathered for hours on another major train crossing in East Vancouver.

The demonstrators gathered at the CN Rail tracks near Clark Drive and Venables Street just before noon Sunday, violating an injunction the rail company was granted by the B.C. Supreme Court the last time its tracks were blocked earlier this month....

NDPP

"Who are the Wet'suwet'en and why are Indigenous Peoples in Canada blocking railway tracks? Watch this video for answers."

https://twitter.com/Gidimten/status/1231671003517980673

 

"Dr Karla Tait, Volunteer Director of the Unist'ot'en Healing Center, discusses what's at the heart of the CGL dispute - Indigenous rights and title. Dr Tait rejects Justin Trudeau's attempt to put the onus on First Nations to find a path forward. (CBC Radio - listen)

https://twitter.com/UnistotenCamp/status/1231802904501112832

NDPP

The continuing arrogance and patronizing colonialist attitudes of the Canadian  governments are outrageous and shocking, especially attempts to manipulate and exploit the urgent necessity of  'reconciliation' to advance an environmentally disastrous pipeline project across  Wet'suwet'en unceded territories. The same will be used to also promote the Trans Mountain pipeline extension across unceded Secwepemc territories.

These are NATIONS -  invaded, occupied and despoiled illegally by Canada, an entity with no lawful jurisdiction in the absence of a treaty of respect and consent authorizing the occupation or  any development by Canada or British Columbia. All Canadians should support honourable nation-to nation talks to resolve these matters, and/or energetic continuing opposition to the use of police and state power to overwhelm and crush the Indigenous nations in resistance. Time for the international community also to step up and halt Justin Trudeau's colonizing, corporatist regime.

#EcocideIsGenocide  #NoTreatyNoJurisdictionNoPipelinesNoRCMP  #ShutCanadaDown #SovereigntyIsTheIssueCanadaIsTheProblem   #DeColonizeCanadaNow

NDPP

Occupation Police Force Takes Down Indigenous Land Protectors and Human Rights Defenders! (and vid)

https://twitter.com/Terrilltf/status/1231948187490865152

"I don't think Canada realizes what it's just done."

 

Arrests At Tyendinaga Captured By Real Peoples Media

https://twitter.com/karyn_pugliese/status/1231946986720497666

 

 

Canada: Your Politicians Are Criminals and Banditti. What the Fuck Are You Planning to Do About It?

#ShutCanadaDown  #AllEyesOnTyendinaga  #SoverigntyIsTheIssueCanadaIsTheProblem  #landback  #thetimeisnow

NDPP

Karenhariyo: "Justin Trudeau is a criminal. His father was a racist*. I suspect he is two...He stands in front of everyone saying the most important relationship is with Indigenous people...yet he does these things. ZERO HONOUR!"

https://twitter.com/realpeoplesmedi/status/1231960261386547200

* "Don't talk to me of your historical might-have-beens." - Pierre Trudeau

 

"RCMP drove into Unistoten Camp the minute arrests were happening in Tyendinaga."

https://twitter.com/UnistotenCamp/status/1231953339736301568

#Wetsuweten  #AllEyesOnTyendinaga  #ShutThisShitDown

NDPP

BREAKING: Mercier Bridge, one of the busiest, now blocked by Mohawks to the east of Tyendinaga. Recall in 1990 Mercier was blockaded by Kahnawake in support of sister Mohawk community in Kanehsatake.

https://twitter.com/HarshaWalia/status/1231972455968694272

#SovereigntyIsTheAnswerCanadaIsTheProblem  #AllEyesOnTyendinaga  #Mohawk  #ShutThisShitDown  #JustinLies

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Tyendinaga 

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HAPPENING NOW: Indigenous youth and allies are holding the intersection outside of West Block in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en nation, calling on @JustinTrudeau to meet the demands of the hereditary chiefs. #wetsuwentenstrong

NDPP

Facts: RCMP invade Wetsuweten lands, Coastal Gas didn't have all necessary permits, Coastal fails environmental, RCMP claims they'll leave Wet'suwet'en today, Justin Trudeau says blockades must be removed, OPP arrest Mohawks today - It ALL could have been avoided.

https://twitter.com/Pam_Palmater/status/1231972336812818433

#TrudeauLiesAgain  #SovereigntyIsTheAnswerCanadaIsTheProblem  #ShutThisShitDown

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A button from the days of the #OkaCrisis

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Trudeau convenes Incident Response Group amid blockade arrests

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Speaking outside the IRG meeting on Monday, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said he believed the police of the jurisdiction are "doing their job," adding that the government will "let them continue doing their job."

"We are not in any way compromising our commitment to the reconciliation agenda, but at the same time, the impact of these rail disruptions and the barricades is untenable, it can't continue, it cannot persist, it's absolutely essential that those barricades come down and that rail service be resumed," Blair said.

As the police action continues in Tyendinaga, opposition leaders have also been weighing in on the issue.

Outgoing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer spoke to Trudeau on the phone on Monday. While the main topic of discussion was Teck Resources Ltd.'s announcement that it is withdrawing its application for an oilsands mine in Alberta, Scheer tied the company's decision to the ongoing rail blockades.

"Mr. Scheer said the Prime Minister’s weakness over the last few weeks has sent a signal to businesses across Canada that the rule of law will not be upheld, court injunctions will not be enforced, and major projects cannot get built," the Conservative Party's readout of the phone call says.

"These blockades are a dress rehearsal for protests against other projects across Canada. Mr. Scheer asked the Prime Minister to take stronger action before these protests shut down the economy completely."

Striking a very different tone, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh expressed his concern about the police action during a press conference about pharmacare on Monday.

"I've been really concerned about the idea that police intervention will deescalate this national crisis, because it's won't. It's not the solution," Singh said.

NDPP

Molly Wickham Sends Message of Solidarity to the Mohawk of Tendinaga (and vid)

https://twitter.com/Gidimten/status/1231978533066563590

1/3 -  'They can't continue to oppress us in this way and to criminalize us in this way for standing up for our rights, for standing up for our land, our water, our people. We all need to stand together to show Canada and the Province of BC that we have every right to protect our lands in any way we see fit. Our relatives stand with us and we stand with them..."

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Breaking: Mercier Bridge, one of the busiest, now blocked by Mohawks to the east of Tyendinaga. Recall in 1990 Mercier was blockaded by Kahnawake in support of sister Mohwak community, Kanehsatake. #cdnpoli #WetsuwetenStrong #Tyendinaga #Mohawks

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Ottawa Police officers have formed a line blocking Wellington St. near the Supreme Court. No one is available from the force here to explain why. Demonstrators are chanting that they are unarmed and in solitary with Wet’suwet’en. #cdnpoli #ottnews

NDPP

"All access points into Kahnesatake have been blocked off in solidarity with Tyendinaga."

https://twitter.com/easterndoor/status/1231978430167683073

#AllEyesOnTyendinaga #ShutDownCanada

Paladin1

quizzical wrote:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-second-wetsuweten-hereditary-wing-chief-voices-concerns-about/

 

Good article that will go completely ignored. Us settlers only suppport First Nations who oppose gas and oil lines, we don't care for the views and opinions of First Nations who are pro pipeline. Because we know better than them.

NDPP

'I don't think the OPP have any idea what they've just set off with the raid on Tyendinaga. This is not just about pipelines, it's about sovereignty and title and removing Indigenous people off their land with force. The OPP just pissed off pretty much every Kanien'kehake on earth."

https://twitter.com/ArielSmithFilm/status/1231959618785509376

#SovereigntyIsTheIssueCanadaIsTheProblem  #ShutDownCanada  #thetimeisnow

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Going on right now:

Kanehsatake is blocking any traffic from coming in, to raise awareness of Tyendinaga arrests this morning by OPP and in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en.

NDPP

New Exclusive Audio: Chief Woos and Karenhariyo Discuss Today's OPP Advancement in Tyendinaga and new incursion of RCMP in Wet'suwet'en Territory

https://twitter.com/realpeoplesmedi/status/1232000632632025088

 

Call Out To Join the Tyendinaga Land Defenders!

https://twitter.com/realpeoplesmedi/status/1231993699455897602

The Kanien'kehaka (Mohawk) land defenders are calling for people to join them to stand in Defence of the Land and in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs. 'You need to get out of your homes and come to the places where people are gathering.'

#DecolonizeCanadaNow  #AllEyesOnTyendinaga  #WetsuwetenStrong  #SovereigntyIsTheAnswerCanadaIsTheProblem  #thetimeisnow

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'Going to get much, much worse': Indigenous Manitobans react to arrests of Mohawk demonstrators

Some Manitobans are concerned after Ontario Provincial Police moved in Monday on the rail blockade near Belleville, Ont., where Mohawks of Tyendinaga are demonstrating in solidarity with anti-pipeline activists in northern B.C.

Niigaan Sinclair, an associate professor in the University of Manitoba's native studies department, is worried the situation could get "much, much worse" now that demonstrators are being arrested for blocking passenger and freight train traffic for more than two weeks.

"The video is pretty damning to watch. It's a video of dozens of police officers armed to the teeth, lined up with paddy wagons, prepared to throw individuals who are standing on their own territory into them," Sinclair said Monday morning.

"It's a pretty horrific scene to watch."

The CBC's Olivia Stefanovich is reporting from the scene and described it as a tense time as dozens of police officers moved in on the camp around 7:15 a.m. CT.

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"This is exactly what Canadian law looks like when it comes to Indigenous land," Sinclair said.

"When they stand up and have legal title to do so, the Canadian government simply moves in and removes them, arrests them and builds the project anyway."

Sheila North, the former grand chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakinak, a northern Manitoba First Nations advocacy organization, hopes people will look at the arrests without hate.

She said the videos of the Ontario arrests create a real us-versus-them image in Canadians' minds, making it seem as though the Indigenous people are aggressors.

North wants Manitobans to see that Indigenous people are asserting their sovereignty through these blockades.

"I hope that people understand that these are long-standing issues. This is not a one-off thing. It's not happening just because Indigenous people don't have anything to do," she said.

Ry Moran, the director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg, said he expected something like this to happen.

The federal government needs to show it's dedicated to free, prior and informed consent, he said.

"It's the ability to say yes to something, the ability to say no to something, the ability to say stop, and the ability to say yes, but not that way," he said.

"I just think this is a very painful reminder of how much work we have to do in this country to fully protect and realize human rights."....

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..this violence reported above..used when in fact the mohawk weren't ever blocking the track. the injunction had it wrong. the mohawk have been saying that all along. they told the minister that they weren't blocking the track when they had the 9 hr talk. 

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Wet'suwet'en supporters spend 2nd day protesting near CP Rail line

After tensions flared on Saturday, Wet'suwet'en protesters had a calm day near a CP Rail line in Saskatoon on Sunday.

Pro-pipeline groups did not make an appearance on Sunday. Senator Lillian Dyck showed up at the protest to show her support.

“I’m here to support them. I believe they have a just cause," Dyck said. "As a senator, especially as an indigenous senator and one from Saskatchewan, I just felt I had to come down and do what I could to help them out."

It is still unknown when the blockade will come down.

NDPP

Kenneth Deer of the Longhouse says they are waiting on Wet'suwet'en to see what the next move is. Meanwhile all access points into Kanestake (Oka) have been blocked. Deer says he supports Kanesatake Mohawks. (and vid)

https://twitter.com/titocurtis/status/1231990120326275073

#ShutThisShitDown #DecolonizeCanadaNow

kropotkin1951

epaulo13 wrote:

..this violence reported above..used when in fact the mohawk weren't ever blocking the track. the injunction had it wrong. the mohawk have been saying that all along. they told the minister that they weren't blocking the track when they had the 9 hr talk. 

The train engineers would not run through a site that was inches away from their right of way. But the Mohawk have been very clear that they are not blocking the track right of way. It is my opinion that the trains could have been crawling through the blockade at walking speed for the last week and the Mohawk would have stood on their territory. Of course that would still create an effective bottle neck to rail traffic.

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..sunday

Hundreds of people in Halifax came out to support Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in B.C. Protests, including one outside the Tyendinag Mohawk Territory in Ontario say they'll stay put despite Justin Trudeau saying that the barricades must come down. Photos courtesy @TrinaRoache

NDPP

Might Is Not Right: A Historical Perspective on Coercion as a Colonial Strategy (and vid)

https://twitter.com/SeanCarleton/status/1231748983673905157

"...This is a reminder that history shows that colonial coercion only escalates tensions..."

#ShutCanadaDown   #DecolonizeCanadaNow  #JustinLies

NDPP

"Most people have no idea the level of fuckery the federal gov is pulling right now. Trudeau knew in advance that CGL failed its environmental asessment and was going to be put on a 30 day stop work order, so what does Trudeau do?...Trudeau, CGL and RCMP are gaming the press. The fuckery is astounding to witness..."

https://twitter.com/christibelcourt/status/1231482877944254464

'We have found no honour in those we have to deal with.' - Lavina White - Haida Nation

#SovereigntyIsTheAnswerCanadaIsTheProblem  #JustinLies  #thetimeisnow #ShutCanadaDown

Aristotleded24

Paladin1 wrote:
quizzical wrote:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-second-wetsuweten-hereditary-wing-chief-voices-concerns-about/

 

Good article that will go completely ignored. Us settlers only suppport First Nations who oppose gas and oil lines, we don't care for the views and opinions of First Nations who are pro pipeline. Because we know better than them.

That's actually true. When you consider how much money it costs to run a newspaper or TV network, plus the fact that the energy companies are the only ones with enough money to be able to afford the ads, it's not a surprise that the media would mainly represent the energy company's point of view, nor is it a surpise that public opinion polling would reflect that as well. I'm sure that if you were doing public opinion polling at the time of the civil rights uprisings in the US, that most people would have told pollsters that they supported the police and that black people should just sit at the back of the bus and not make a big deal out of it. Regardless, energy companies have for far too long been able to extract resources and make profits (with the help of government subsidies, I might add) without regard for the workers doing the work or the land the resources are extracted from. These companies need to be held accountable.

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NDPP wrote:

"Most people have no idea the level of fuckery the federal gov is pulling right now. Trudeau knew in advance that CGL failed its environmental asessment and was going to be put on a 30 day stop work order, so what does Trudeau do?...Trudeau, CGL and RCMP are gaming the press. The fuckery is astounding to witness..."

The environmental was assessment was by the provincial, not federal government.

Aristotleded24

kropotkin1951 wrote:
epaulo13 wrote:

..this violence reported above..used when in fact the mohawk weren't ever blocking the track. the injunction had it wrong. the mohawk have been saying that all along. they told the minister that they weren't blocking the track when they had the 9 hr talk. 

The train engineers would not run through a site that was inches away from their right of way. But the Mohawk have been very clear that they are not blocking the track right of way. It is my opinion that the trains could have been crawling through the blockade at walking speed for the last week and the Mohawk would have stood on their territory. Of course that would still create an effective bottle neck to rail traffic.

Are you suggesting that even though the railways could still have safely operated the trains, even with more inconvenience, that they instead chose to shut down operations to frustrate everyone and try and swing public opinion against the protesters?

Nah, companies would never do a thing like that. That's a conspiracy theory!

NDPP

Freda Huson of Unistoten Sends Message of Solidarity to Tyendinaga Mohawks (and 2 vids)

https://twitter.com/UnistotenCamp/status/1231989058412404736

"This message to Canada: What will you do at this moment when violence continues against our peoples? People need to speak up. We are doing this for the future. It's time for people to speak up. To stand up. Canada, this is for you..."

#IfNotYouWhoIfNotNowWhen  #thetimeisnow  #AllEyesOnTyendinaga #JustinLies  #WetsuwetenStrong

NDPP

"He's trying to achieve what his dad couldn't. Canada and its media is going to escalate the situation in order to capitalize on a final termination police."

https://twitter.com/kwere_dru/status/1232033556592873472

 

Flash Mob in solidarity with Tyendinaga in front of Justin Trudeau's office in Montreal - today at 3 pm

https://twitter.com/Gidimten/status/1232012695890776064

#JustinLies  #SovereigntyIsTheAnswerCanadaIsTheProblem  #ShutCanadaDown  #thetimeisnow

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Aristotleded24 wrote:

kropotkin1951 wrote:
epaulo13 wrote:

..this violence reported above..used when in fact the mohawk weren't ever blocking the track. the injunction had it wrong. the mohawk have been saying that all along. they told the minister that they weren't blocking the track when they had the 9 hr talk. 

The train engineers would not run through a site that was inches away from their right of way. But the Mohawk have been very clear that they are not blocking the track right of way. It is my opinion that the trains could have been crawling through the blockade at walking speed for the last week and the Mohawk would have stood on their territory. Of course that would still create an effective bottle neck to rail traffic.

Are you suggesting that even though the railways could still have safely operated the trains, even with more inconvenience, that they instead chose to shut down operations to frustrate everyone and try and swing public opinion against the protesters?

Nah, companies would never do a thing like that. That's a conspiracy theory!

..same thing is happening in east van. there's a bunch of supporters hanging out around railway tracks with signs but not blocking the tracks nor are they blocking traffic. there's a broad injunction in force for all bc that was granted a few days ago. it relates only to blocking. the police are there and for now not doing anything.

eta: what the mohawks were is inspiring. influential. it had national attention. and they reject the ministers wishes to back away. that wasn't going to be tolerated. 

..further more the mohawk band chief was calling for and end to the blockade..without consulting the community. the community locked him out of his office for doing that and later the chief apologised. this was another blow for the government. 

NDPP

"The Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs had requested that Trudeau and BC Premier John Horgan meet with them, on the condition that the RCMP and Coastal GasLink withdraw from their territory to allow for negotiations 'without duress'.

Similarly, the Mohawks had agreed with Mark Miller, federal minister of Indigenous Services, that they would leave the area once they got confirmation that the RCMP had withdrawn from Wet'suwet'en territory.

At the time that OPP officers moved in on the Tyendinaga encampment, RCMP were reported to [still] be maintaining a heavy presence on the [Wet'suwet'en] road."

Police Raid Mohawk of Tyendinaga Encampment

https://ricochet.media/en/2953/police-raid-mohawk-of-tyendinaga-encampment

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International Bridge Closed Due To Protest

Commuters using the International bridge Monday afternoon may have a long wait on their hands.  SaultOnline.com is on-scene at the Canadian Customs at the International Bridge where a protest and blockade has been set up.

SaultOnline.com asked the protestors who are they with and a representative said, “we represent North American Indigenous from the Turtle Island Resistance”

Sault Ste. Marie Police are there and have blocked entrance to the Bridge, drivers coming from the Michigan Sault are being allowed through.

The group tell SaultOnline.com that they plan on being there for a long time...

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