On June 13, 2016 the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs interrupted the “Wet’suwet’en Matrilineal Coalition” meeting with Transcanada on Laksilyu territory. This illegitimate collaboration with industry is in opposition to the authority of the hereditary chiefs who oppose pipeline projects. The company called the “Wet’suwet’en Matrilineal Coalition” was created without consultation, in contradiction of the Wet’suwet’en governance…
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.
Protesters gathered across Canada Tuesday in support of people from a northern B.C. First Nation preventing a pipeline company from accessing their traditional territory. On Monday, RCMP entered the Gidimt’en camp near Houston, B.C., and arrested 14 people.
After the brutal raid by Canadian federal cops on Wet’suwet’en land defenders, stopping a fracked gas pipeline, solidarity actions are under way in over 60 cities around the world.
“In our language, we don’t have a word for rights. We have words for responsibility.” There is a great deal of wisdom here, captured in this short film featuring Toghestiy and Mel Bazil. Filmed on stolen Gixtsan and Wet’suwet’en territories.