About 20 masked people allegedly caused millions of dollars worth of damage at the Coastal GasLink site. But it's unclear how such a big group got in and out of such a remote area without being caught.
Coastal GasLink is likely trying to weaken Indigenous claims to the land, experts say.
It’s the third year in a row police have enforced injunctions in the area using militarized force.
Indigenous folks—even those who aren’t on the front lines of pipeline battles—report regular harassment and intimidation. But they’re going on their land anyway.
States and provinces are passing laws criminalizing protests against fossil fuels. “This onslaught of legislation is a direct result of the people uprising,” said one land defender.
Two accounts run by Wet’suwet’en land defenders were shut down this week by Twitter, which claimed it was a mistake.
The coronavirus "actually reminded me of first contact when we didn't have disease and it was brought to us—like smallpox."
Nearly one month later, a proposed title deal is still not signed and pipeline opponents are calling for a shutdown, citing concern over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett called the arrangement a milestone in the history of Canada.
Evidence shows a link between the presence of resource extraction workers who live in temporary 'man camps' and violence against Indigenous women and girls.
Wet'suwet'en supporters remained on scene after their Sunday night deadline to remove the blockade passed. OPP moved in early Monday morning.
Canada's prime minister has called on Indigenous leaders including the Wet'suwet'en Nation to not stand in the way of reconciliation with Canada.