A third Indigenous camp is facing court-ordered removal Monday in northern B.C. to make way for the $6.6 billion Coastal GasLink pipeline.
Nearly 100 officers are positioned to enforce a court order making way for a pipeline through unceded Indigenous land.
“I felt I couldn’t just stand by and watch this in the news anymore,” Susan Bibbing told VICE.
Indigenous land defenders are keeping a close eye on cops as the standoff enters its fourth week.
"We are not using drones or doing flyovers," RCMP Sergeant Janelle Shoihet told VICE.
Members of the First Nation say they will take their fight over land rights in northern B.C. to court.
Fourteen people were arrested in a police raid of a Wet'su'weten checkpoint in northern B.C. that was blocking pipeline construction.
The checkpoint is set up by members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation who are trying to block construction of a gas pipeline.
The group from the Wet’suwet’en Nation is blocking construction of the TransCanada Coastal GasLink pipeline.
“This is not a feasible project. There’s too much opposition to it and we’re really not willing to risk our territories, our waters, for projects that aren’t even economically sound."
The View from Unist’ot’en: A Camp that Stands Firmly in the Path of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline
VICE Canada's own Michael Toledano is currently in the Unist'ot'en camp, which is forbidden to enter by anyone who is not approved by the camp. This unsurrended First Nations land sits directly in the path of the Northern Gateway pipeline.