Indigenous Peoples

20/02/20
Author: 
Vancouver And District Labour Council
FEBRUARY 18, 2020

A NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT TO THE SITUATION ON WET’SUWET’EN TERRITORY

The following statement was adopted at the February 18, 2020, regular meeting. 

The Vancouver and District Labour Council is alarmed by the ongoing conflict taking place on the Wet’suwet’en territory. While the recent discussions between the Provincial Government and the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs was a hopeful development, it unfortunately did not lead to a resolve of the dispute.

20/02/20
Author: 
Nick Martin
No Pipeline sign - Jason Hargrove/Flickr Creative Commons
February 17, 2020
 

Protests have brought rail travel in Canada to a standstill and introduced the fight against Coastal GasLink to the broader public.
 

20/02/20
Author: 
Brent Patterson
Molly Wickham - Sleydo’
December 23, 2019
 

The Wet’suwet’en Nation is opposed to a fracked gas pipeline crossing their territory in British Columbia without their free, prior and informed consent.

To assert their sovereignty over their territory and stop surveying and construction activities related to the pipeline, the Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en clans of the Wet’suwet’en Nation established two checkpoints on key roadways on their lands.

20/02/20
Author: 
Eugene Kung, Staff Lawyer
'Raise a Paddle' water ceremony near TMX Westridge terminal, 2017 (E.Kung)
February 19, 2020

The saga surrounding the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker expansion project (TMX) saw two major developments this month.

17/02/20
Author: 
Carol Linnitt
A rare pink sunrise at the Unist’ot’en Healing centre, as police prepare for their second day of injunction enforcement near Houston, B.C. on Friday Feb. 7. Photo: Amber Bracken / The Narwhal
Feb 8, 2020

A formal request for judicial review submitted with the B.C. Supreme Court argues B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office extended permit for Coastal GasLink pipeline without considering the findings of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
 
Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs are requesting a judicial review of a decision made by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office to extend the environmental certificate for the 670-kilometre Coastal GasLink pipeline.

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