At Fairy Creek, Standing Rock, Line 3, and local battles all over, Two Spirit people are on the front lines of climate justice, often putting their bodies in the way of industry.
RCMP maintain they conducted a “routine safety patrol” at a Fairy Creek camp, where some land defenders protecting old growth trees from loggers are staying.
But land defenders claim loggers have become more aggressive since a B.C. judge decided last month not to renew an injunction against those protesting old-growth logging.
Indigenous blockaders say they’ve been shoved, pepper sprayed, had their braids pulled, and punched in the face—more so than white anti-logging protesters. RCMP deny they are being targeted.