When governments collide – Pipeline protest pits traditional leaders against Indian Act-approved politicians – Net Newsledger

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202056 Views

January 14, 2020

WINNIPEG – More than 150 activists braved freezing temperatures to stage a round dance at Portage and Main.

They were not alone Friday January 10th. Thirty-four other, similar actions across Canada and the U.S. joined them, responding to a week-long call for solidarity from citizens of the Wet’suwet’en Nation in northwestern B.C.

For more than a year, Wet’suwet’en citizens have been standing on their own traditional territory, blocking the planned route of a natural gas pipeline owned by Coastal GasLink through their traditional territories.

They have been harassed. RCMP arrested 14 activists last January, and dismantled a camp to assist the project’s delivery.

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