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Election 2020: The Wet’suwet’en conflict

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

This past winter/spring – the conflict between Coastal Gaslink pipeline the BC government and the Wetsuweten Nation resulted in nation-wide solidarity actions and mass protest. The issue was not resolved and protest was quieted by the pandemic.

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The RCMP’s failure to protect Indigenous leaders

Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The RCMP‘s failure to protect Mi’kmaq fishers from intimidation, assault and destruction in Nova Scotia demonstrates how the Canadian state is all too ready to permit or perpetrate violence against Indigenous Peoples, say First Nations groups and B.C. politicians.

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Wet’suwet’en land defenders ceremony

By Rebecca Dyok, The Williams Lake Tribune, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is standing with Wet’suwet’en land defenders who said they were threatened with arrest during a recent ceremony in their traditional territory near Houston, B.C. which briefly blocked access for Coastal GasLink workers.

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Reconciliation on the back burner

By Anna McKenzie,  The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Canada delivered its Speech from the Throne to signal a new session of parliament on Wednesday. The speech was largely focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and the middle class. After a tumultuous 10months following the previous throne speech, including a global pandemic, the Wet’suwet’en crisis, and several high profile police brutality cases upon BIPOC in Canada (and in the United States), the federal government has said that they will be moving towards expediting several of its commitments to Indigenous Peoples. But for Kukip7 Judy Wilson, Secretary-Treasurer of theUnion of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), reconciliation has been put on the back burner. 

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Coastal GasLink Pipeline Stopped Near Protected Wetlands

By Matt Simmons, The Narwhal, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Coastal GasLink has been forced to stop pipeline construction near protected wetlands after an inspection by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office found the company cleared areas without completing the required surveying and planning.

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