Originally published on Cortes Radio.ca. This radio broadcast was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.
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Tactical teams with assault- and sniper-rifles dropped out of black helicopters. Specially trained military-style police demonstrated snowmobile stunt skills. Indigenous heroes sang songs of love and consequences on a Mad-Max battle-bus. There appeared to be directors and cinematographers. It was a high-budget production. I had a front-row seat and played the role of Legal Observer.
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It was “peaceful, respectful demonstration” in support of the Wet’suwet’en resistance to Coastal Gas Link’s LNG pipeline, in Campbell River on Sunday, Feb 15, 2020. Hereditary Chief George Quocksister, Jr. of the Laichkwiltach Nation, led about 40 people, with banners and signs, from Discovery Harbour Mall along the shoreline beside the Island Highway in Campbell River to Ostler Park
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The Wet’suwet’en crises reached our area this week. There were a number of protests, the biggest of which took place in Campbell River on Feb 12, 2020. One of the key questions is, who speaks for Wet’suwet’en?
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There were at least three other pro-Wet’suwet’en protests in our area, in addition to the Feb 12, 2020, demonstration in Campbell River. The smallest was probably on Cortes, but it was the easiest for me to attend. I only learned of the events at the Tyee Plaza and in Courtenay days after they were over.
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