PBI-Canada webinar on frontline experiences with RCMP C-IRG violence

Published by Brent Patterson on

On April 16, PBI-Canada hosted a webinar that highlighted community experiences with violence inflicted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Community-Industry Response Group (C-IRG).

To watch the 1-hour video of this webinar, click here.

The webinar featured:

– Jocey Alec, a Wet’suwet’en land defender and water protector. She is the daughter of Dinï ze’ (Hereditary Chief) Woos. She was arrested by the C-IRG on her territory last month.

– Tia Dafnos, an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of New Brunswick. Her research interests intersect in three core areas: Policing, security and pacification; Racialization and colonialism; and Resistance, protest, and social movements.

– Louis Bockner, a Canadian photographer and writer living on the unceded traditional territory of the Sinixt First Nation. He has written about the C-IRG at the Argenta blockade for The Narwhal: I watched my mom get arrested at a logging blockade (June 9, 2022).

– Molly Murphy, a front-line activist, builder, settler, and mother of three. She has written in collaboration with Research for the Front Lines about the C-IRG for Briarpatch magazine: The C-IRG: the resource extraction industry’s best ally (January 5, 2022).

The webinar was moderated by Phil Henderson, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Carleton University and a member of the PBI-Canada Board of Directors.

PBI-Canada is part of Abolish C-IRG, a new coalition of frontline defenders, lawyers, professors, researchers, students, non-profits and settler allies.

The RCMP C-IRG on Wet’suwet’en territory, November 2021.


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