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Civil Liberties and Human Rights Complainants Oppose VPD Street Check Recommendations; Disagree with Key Findings of Street Check Review

February 18, 2020, Vancouver – The BC Civil Liberties Association, Union of BC Indian Chiefs, and Black Lives Matter-Vancouver are highly concerned about the key findings of a Vancouver Police Board Street Check Review. The groups are also opposed to the resulting recommendations going to the Vancouver Police Board meeting this week. Street checks are […]

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BC Government: Joint statement on Women’s Memorial March

Feb. 14, 2020 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan; Melanie Mark, MLA for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant; Mitzi Dean, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity; and Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, have issued the following statement to acknowledge the annual Women’s Memorial March for murdered and missing women and girls in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: “Today, like […]

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Victoria councillor accuses police of campaign to discredit protesters – CTV News

February 12, 2020 VICTORIA — As Victoria police search for witnesses to alleged assaults at an anti-pipeline protest at the B.C. legislature Tuesday, one Victoria councillor is lashing out at the police department, accusing it of waging a campaign to discredit protesters. Coun. Ben Isitt took to social media Wednesday, the day after police said […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 202023 Views

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AFN National Chief Statement on Wet’suwet’en Nation

AFN National Chief Statement on Wet’suwet’en Nation (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement today on the situation in Wet’suwet’en Nation territory and the arrests by the RCMP: “People should never be criminalized for standing up for their lands. Our thoughts are for the safety and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 202021 Views

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Mohawks prepare to enter 6th day of railway shutdown in support of Wet’suwet’en – CBC

Feb 10, 2020 Rail service between Toronto and Montreal disrupted since Thursday The people staging a demonstration in support of Wet’suwet’en pipeline opponents that has led to a five-day shutdown of passenger and freight rail traffic through eastern Ontario say they won’t back down in the face of possible police action. Tyendinaga Mohawk members say […]

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RCMP continue operations in B.C. over pipeline, set up new checkpoint – APTN News

February 10, 2020 The RCMP continued its move into Wet’suwet’en territory to enforce an injunction allowing Coastal Gaslink to build a pipeline and set up a new checkpoint to keep media and locals out. Five hereditary chiefs of the nation oppose the portion of the pipeline they say runs through their territory and refuse to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 202018 Views

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Arrests begin at Unist’ot’en as RCMP enforces Coastal Gaslink injunction against Wet’suwet’en – CBC

More than 20 people have been arrested since enforcement began Thursday Feb 10, 2020 RCMP have begun their enforcement of a B.C. Supreme Court injunction in the traditional territory of the Wet’suwet’en Nation at the fourth site along a forest service road that Coastal Gaslink and its contractors have been prevented from accessing for weeks. […]

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Wet’suwet’en solidarity protests disrupt infrastructure across the country – APTN News

February 9, 2020 Protesters have taken Gidmit’en spokesperson Molly Wickham’s call to “shut down Canada” literally, as actions have disrupted bridges, streets and legislature. Travel was halted on a major rail corridor in Ontario and protesters blocked access to an export terminal in B.C. In Ontario, protesters at a railway near Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory say […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 202018 Views

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Media Advisory of Press Conference and Rally: Indigenous Youth, Supported by Leadership, to Host Rally outside the BC Legislature on Throne Speech Day Calling for Province to Respect Wet’suwet’en Law and End the Violence

WHAT:  The RCMP are carrying out a violent raid on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory under Provincial and Federal watch to enforce Coastal GasLink’s injunction. Indigenous youth, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, and allies including ENGOs, municipal, provincial and federal representatives will gather in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation.  Speakers will respond to the unlawful escalation […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 202019 Views

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Unist’ot’en camp next in line as RCMP injunction enforcement continues – APTN News

February 9, 2020 The Unist’ot’en camp may be next as the RCMP enforces an injunction against Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and their supporters on the Morice West Forest Service Road in British Columbia. Twenty-one people have been arrested at the time of writing. “6 persons were arrested on Thursday morning. These persons were arrested at the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 202018 Views

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