Wet’suwet’en water protectors oppose Coastal GasLink micro-tunneling gas pipeline under sacred Wedzin Kwa river

Photo by Arvin Singh. Journalist Brandi Morin is present on Wet’suwet’en territory in northern British Columbia reporting for Ricochet media on Coastal GasLink (CGL) preparing to drill under Wedzin Kwa (Morice River). Yesterday she tweeted: “CGL will use micro-tunneling hydraulic drilling to put their LNG pipeline through. CGL says it’s Read more…

Wet’suwet’en water protectors avoid violence as militarized RCMP mobilize for fourth raid for CGL fracked gas pipeline

On January 4, this Gidimt’en Checkpoint media release highlighted: “Two weeks after Wet’suwet’en water protectors evicted Coastal GasLink [CGL] workers and occupied a key pipeline drill site, water protectors executed a strategic retreat to avoid arrest and violence at the hands of dozens of militarized RCMP.” It adds: “Water protectors Read more…

“Territories of water” report connects Indigenous land defence struggles against TC Energy pipelines in Mexico and Canada

Photo: Earlier this month, Itzam Pineda from the Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM) presented the report to members of the Regional Council of Indigenous Peoples in Defense of the Territories of Puebla-Hidalgo. Calgary-based TC Energy has been implicated in the violation of Indigenous rights in Canada (notably with its Read more…

Day 3: Wet’suwet’en land defenders occupy drill pad site, anticipate fourth RCMP raid

Photo by Dan Mesec/ The Tyee. On Sunday December 19, Gidimt’en Checkpoint tweeted: Now, The Tyee reports: “One month after dozens of arrests, supporters of Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs have reoccupied a worksite on the Coastal GasLink pipeline route in the nation’s territory. The group announced Sunday they had returned to Read more…

PBI-Canada echoes UN call for the RCMP to be withdrawn from Wet’suwet’en lands

On December 19, Gidimt’en Checkpoint tweeted: “BREAKING – Gidimt’en Clan Evicts CGL from Drill Site; Re-Occupies Coyote Camp.” Their series of tweets then adds: “Early Sunday, Gidimt’en land defenders evicted Coastal Gaslink workers and re-established control of Coyote Camp, the site where Coastal Gaslink plans to drill beneath Wet’suwet’en headwaters. Read more…

Questions remain about when the RCMP began planning its militarized raid on Wet’suwet’en territory

Gidimt’en Checkpoint photo. On December 10, Brett Forester of APTN News reported: “The British Columbia government authorized emergency RCMP redeployment to Wet’suwet’en territory on the same day [Monday November 15] catastrophic floods ravaged critical infrastructure and deluged communities elsewhere in the province.” The article adds: “Solicitor General Mike Farnworth approved Read more…