Indigenous Peoples

24/12/18
Author: 
Leah Temper
Rendering of the LNG Canada terminus. LNG CANADA / VSUNWP

December 22, 2018

Ground zero in the global battle against climate chaos this week is in Wet’suwet’en territory, northern B.C. As pipeline companies try to push their way onto unceded Indigenous territories, the conflict could become the next Standing Rock-style showdown over Indigenous rights and fossil fuel infrastructure.

Since 2010, the Unist’ot’en clan, members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation, have been reoccupying and re-establishing themselves on their ancestral lands in opposition to as many as six proposed pipeline projects.

19/12/18
Author: 
First Nations Leaders
Gitdumden Statement Dec. 17, 2018

Canada's highest court has affirmed that the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs have jurisdiction over their 22,000 square kilometres of territory. This video explains Wet'suwet'en governance and why our chiefs oppose pipelines.

The latest:

18/12/18
Author: 
Sawyer Bogdan
Molly Wickham, a member of the Gidimt’en clan (right) with fellow protestor on Morice River road protesting the injunction to let Coastal Gas onto their territory on December 17, 2018 | Photo by Sawyer Bogdan
After a judged approved an injunction against the Unist’ot’en for blocking the Morice River Bridge, other Wet’suwet’en clans have stepped in.

The blockage has been moved onto Cas Yika territory, a member of the Gidimt’en clan 44 km before Unist’ot’en territory.

Molly Wickham, a member of the Gidimt’en clan, said the five clans of the Wet’suwet’en are banning together to protect their territory.

“Now that the injunction has come down it’s a safety risk to all of our territories and all of the people on the territories,” said Wickham.

17/12/18
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OFFICES OF B.C. MLA'S OCCUPIED IN SUPPORT OF UNIST'OT'EN FACING INJUNCTION ORDER; PUBLIC RALLY TO FOLLOW

 

17/12/18
Author: 
350 Seattle

Dec.17, 2018

On Friday, Chase gave a $1.5 billion loan to TransCanada -- the corporation that is trying to bulldoze a Unis'to'ten healing center to build a fracked gas pipeline -- so we laid a fifty-foot oil pipeline and simulated an oil spill in their regional HQ.

Please share this video if you agree that Chase must respect the sovereign rights of the Unis'to'ten and stop funding climate disaster.

15/12/18
Author: 
Tracy Sherlock
Mayuk Manuel, seen here in a March, 2018 photo with her twin sister Kanahus Manuel, was one of three people arrested on Dec. 10 outside Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. File photo by Sarah Anne Johnston

December 13th 2018

Three members of the Secwepemc First Nation were arrested in Kamloops on Monday as they sought to disrupt closed-door talks they were excluded from about the Trans Mountain pipeline taking place between government officials and other Indigenous groups.

Mayuk Manuel, Snutetkwe Manuel, and Isha Jules were arrested outside of Thompson Rivers University and later released with conditions. All three are part of the Tiny House Warriors, a group that has built tiny homes in the path of the planned pipeline expansion in an attempt to stop its construction.

14/12/18
Author: 
stand.earth

Federal and provincial governments in Canada want to be seen as climate leaders. Yet they continue to introduce policies and spend billions of taxpayer dollars to expand oil and gas production.

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