Tag Archives: Gitxsan First Nation

Northwest B.C. MLA calls on RCMP commissioner to review pipeline opponents’ arrests in Hazelton

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen has called on RCMP commissioner Brenda Lucki to review police action in the arrest of two of his constituency members in northwest B.C. in November.

In the letter sent to the RCMP top cop in Ottawa, Cullen asked about the RCMP’s “enforcement behaviour” while referring to a “disturbing” video in which two young men were arrested with “undue force” last month near the New Hazelton rail tracks.

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B.C. RCMP will review Hazelton arrests following Stikine MLA’s “complaint letter”

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

British Columbia RCMP E Division will be reviewing police action that took place during the arrest of two Gitxsan men at Hazelton CN rail tracks on Nov. 21, said Warren Brown, chief superintendent of the north district.

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Gitxsan hereditary chiefs issue northwest B.C. MLA eviction notice from territory

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A group of Gitxsan hereditary chiefs, matriarchs and elders issued an “eviction notice” to Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen on Saturday (Nov. 27), citing failure to ensure the safety of his constituents including the Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en.

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‘We are not here to get killed’: Wet’suwet’en solidarity actions met with armed police response

By Matt Simmons, The Narwhal, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

From a bridge above train tracks in New Hazelton, B.C., supporters of the Gitxsan Nation watched on Nov. 18, as Gitxsan children and teens tossed marshmallows at a fleet of heavily-armed RCMP units descending upon the tiny town in the northwest part of the province.

“They had tactical units, sniper teams and riot suppression gear and we had children with marshmallows,” Kolin Sutherland-Wilson, a Gitxsan member of Wilp (house group) Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit, told The Narwhal in an interview. 

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Two films from northwest B.C. shed light on MMIWG issues

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Two northwest B.C. films shedding light of the issue of the region’s Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) are set to be premiered this month.

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