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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, 202031 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Police arrest 33 anti-pipeline protesters at Vancouver port as they enforce court injunction – CBC

Feb 10, 2020 Port authority sought injunction against protesters on Sunday Police arrested 33 demonstrators at the Port of Vancouver at Hastings and Clark streets early Monday as they enforced an injunction against protesters blocking access to the site. The protest was organized in support of the Wet’suwet’en heriditary leaders’ opposition to the development of […]

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Update 4 – Ongoing police enforcement of injunction order on Sunday, February 9

B.C., Houston 2020-02-09 17:13 PST Mischief to Lamprey Creek Bridge From previous release; on February 7, 2020, officers noted that the Lamprey Creek Bridge support beams had been cut and some bolts loosened. An Engineer advised that the bridge was unsafe for all traffic, including foot traffic. This damage was evidence of a clear intention to […]

by aanationtalk on February 10, 202028 Views

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RCMP crackdown on journalists in Wet’suwet’en territory threatens free press

February 07, 2020 Amnesty International is deeply concerned about reports that RCMP officers threatened to arrest journalists for taking photographs and documenting police activity in the Wet’suwet’en territory. In the early hours of Thursday, Feb. 6, RCMP officers conducted a raid on land defense camps in the Wet’suwet’en territory. They arrested six people in the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 202030 Views

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