Tag Archives: Wet'suwet'en Nation

RCMP were planning raids while in talks with Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs about meeting

By Matt Simmons, The Narwhal, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

The images are familiar now, iconic even: Heavily armed RCMP officers use an axe and a chainsaw to break down the  door of a tiny house. 

Indigenous land defenders, their faces  marked with red handprints to symbolize Missing and Murdered Indigenous  Women and Girls, stand inside with arms raised as police aim  high-calibre rifles at them. 

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B.C. MLA calls for protection of CGL pipeline workers, slams ‘arrogant’ NDP government

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Following two new arrests at the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline site near Houston this week, Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross came forward in support of pipeline workers and spoke about protecting them.

“The workers are not at fault here. They are just doing the job they were supposed to do under a contract with the company. They should not be exposed to anything, other than just doing a job that was lawful.”

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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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Gladys Radek urges Canadians to end ‘vicious cycle of racism’

By Natasha Bulowski, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Canada’s National Observer spoke with Gladys Radek, a longtime activist for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, ahead of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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Election 2021: Conservative candidate refuses to sign Wet’suwet’en group’s pledge as it may contravene Elections Act

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Claire Rattée, the Conservative candidate for Skeena–Bulkley Valley said she will not be signing an online pledge put forth by a Wet’suwet’en Gidimt’en clan asking candidates to commit to not provide federal funding for LNG Canada and Coastal GasLink projects in Northern B.C. 

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