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iPolitics AM: Talks to end Wet’suwet’en standoff reportedly back on the agenda — for now – iPolitics

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 202032 Views

Feb 27, 2020

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A potentially pivotal meeting between the British Columbia and federal governments and the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs at the centre of the weeks-long standoff over the proposed path of the Coastal GasLink pipeline seems to be back on the agenda, according to the latest bulletin from Canadian Press.

The status of the high-stakes sitdown appeared to be in doubt yesterday afternoon after the chiefs announced that the talks had been called off over what Global News reported was a critical breakdown in the planning process: namely, the request from the federal government that they “call for an end to blockades across the country,” which, as per the chiefs, would go against Indigenous law barring them from telling “other Indigenous nations what to do with their territory.”

Read More: https://ipolitics.ca/2020/02/27/ipolitics-am-talks-to-end-wetsuweten-standoff-reportedly-back-on-the-agenda-for-now/

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