Strong Wet’suwet’en peoples - utilizing, occupying, and protecting our traditional UNCEDED territories.
#WetsuwetenStrong #AllOutForWedzinkwa #ShutDownCanada
Apr 17 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
1/On April 13, 2022 twenty seven land defenders arrested in the fall and into winter of 2021 on Wet’suwet’en territory appeared virtually before Justice Church. Coastal Gaslink’s lawyer, Kevin O’Callaghan, recommended that the charges be criminal contempt, and not civil contempt.
2/...this would mean that the land defenders arrested during the Coyote Camp occupation at the drill pad site and the Likhts’amisyu Chief arrested on his own territory would face criminal charges.
We need to make David Eby aware that CGL, the CIRG, and RCMP...
Jan 2 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
BREAKING – RCMP INVASION EXPECTED ON WET’SUWET’EN TERRITORY
For the fourth time in four years, we have received information that dozens of militarized RCMP are en route to Wet’suwet’en territory…
to facilitate construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline and to steal our unceded lands at gunpoint. We continue to hold the drill pad site, where Coastal Gaslink plans to tunnel beneath our pristine and sacred headwaters.
Dec 20, 2021 • 14 tweets • 7 min read
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Wet'suwet'en Evict Coastal Gaslink From Drill Site; Re-Establish Coyote Camp
Dec 20, 2021 - Unceded Gidimt'en Territory, Smithers (BC):
Gidimt'en land defenders and supporters have once again evicted CGL workers from a key pipeline drill site... (cont'd)
...protecting Wet'suwet'en headwaters and re-occupying the area known as "Coyote Camp".
Early Sunday, in observance of Wet'suwet'en law, land defenders enforced the Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs' 2020 Eviction Notice to Coastal Gaslink, removing pipeline workers and...
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.
Dec 19, 2021 • 7 tweets • 5 min read
On December 16, 2021, Dinï ze’ Woos of Cas Yikh, Gidimt’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en nation confronted one of Coastal Gaslink’s international investors the National Australia Bank (NAB) at their Annual General Meeting. #WetsuwetenStrong
He confronted NAB about their investment in Indigenous Rights. Coastal GasLink has not gained free, prior and informed consent.
Listen to their response.
Dec 19, 2021 • 9 tweets • 6 min read
Sleydo’ Molly Wickham confronts NAB about its lending to the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline
Sleydo’ Molly Wickham a spokesperson for Gidimt’en checkpoint on Wet'suwet'en territory speaks about her experience of being violently arrested and removed at gunpoint on Nov 19 from her own territory at Coastal Gaslink's request, a project that NAB has provided funding for.
Dec 19, 2021 • 8 tweets • 11 min read
Read our full 2021 Recap of Events on Wet'suwet'en Territory 🔥 Resistance to colonial Canada and genocidal CGL on Cas Yikh Gidimt’en Territory continues. We are still here.
Join the #WetsuwetenResistance
Take Action Dec 20-27 #DivestCGL#ShutDownCanada
We call on all nations, allies, accomplices, and supporters everywhere to RISE UP in solidarity. We are in this fight for the long haul and we will not back down. This pipeline will never be built. Join the WET'SUWET'EN RESISTANCE! #wetsuwetenresistance
Nov 27, 2021 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
Wet'suwet'en say no pipelines!
Wet'suwet'en individuals collaborated on making this compilation video of testimonials stating their support of the actions to protect Wedzin Bin and to state their solidarity with the Cas Yikh of the Gitdimt'en.
We are so grateful for those who stand unified with the decisions of our dinï ze’ and tsakë ze’ who made a formal declaration in our bahlats multiple times.
Nov 23, 2021 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
After a long day in court 10 Land Defenders and supporters arrested on Gidimt’en territory, including Sleydo’ and Jocelyn, remain in custody in so-called Prince George.
Court has been adjourned and will resume at 9am tomorrow.
Cody Merriman was released with conditions to reappear in court on Feb 14th, and to not return to the RCMP/CGL "exclusion area" except to travel through it to his residence.
Nov 22, 2021 • 16 tweets • 3 min read
Media contact: Jennifer Wickham, 778-210-0067, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gidimt’en Checkpoint Media Coordinator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 22, 2021
ARRESTED LAND DEFENDERS APPEAR IN COURT TODAY;
GIDIMT’EN CONDEMNS UNREASONABLE AND PUNITIVE CONDITIONS OF RELEASE
WET’SUWET’EN TERRITORY, SMITHERS, BC: Twenty people who were arrested in a two-day violent raid on Wet’suwet’en territory are appearing at BC Supreme Court in Prince George today at 11 am.
Nov 22, 2021 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
CODY MERRIMAN (Haida nation) ARRESTED
On the morning of November 19, heavily armed RCMP officers conducted an invasion on Coyote Camp, where Gitimdt’en spokesperson Sleydo was arrested. (1/4)
Shortly before 3pm, a large caravan of RCMP agents and multiple k9 units returned from Coyote Camp and arrested Sleydo’s husband, Cody, who was documenting the illegal entry of the RCMP on Woos’ Territory from the side of the road.
Nov 21, 2021 • 10 tweets • 3 min read
Drill Site Pad Coyote Camp CAS YIKH Territory
November 19th 2021
Dini ze’ Woos’ daughter Jocelyn (Jocey) Alec was staying in the cabin on the drill site pad for over a month before RCMP invaded and ripped her from her fathers territory.
She held her ground for as long as she could while two sniper RCMP pointed their guns at her. She still stood her ground.
“My Warrior Sister I have never been more proud of you the bravery you demonstrated in the face of guns pointed at you...
Nov 17, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
URGENT UPDATE - Dozens of RCMP have deployed onto Wet'suwet'en territory
A charter plane full of RCMP have landed at the Smithers airport, with between 30 and 50 officers equipped with camo duffel bags.
Police loaded onto two buses and unmarked, rental pick-up trucks and headed out towards the yintah. An RCMP helicopter is reported to be heading to the area.
Throughout today, helicopters have circled over our camps, conducting low, deliberate flights for surveillance.
Nov 17, 2021 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
1/UPDATE - RCMP Are Blocking Food And Medical Supplies From Wet'suwet'en Homes
The RCMP are openly violating the human rights of the Wet'suwet'en people again.
WET’SUWET’EN people are once again in control of Wet’suwet’en yintah! Dinï ze’ Woos asserts jurisdiction by enforcing our laws with the 2021 Evacuation Order. The Morice River FSR has been disabled, blocking trespassers from our yintah!
CGL was given 8 hours to evacuate their worksites and after asking for an extension of two hours to get their workers out safely, CGL chose to keep their workers in the territory. They blockaded the road with trucks and heavy machinery on a bridge near what is known as Camp 9A.
Aug 17, 2020 • 17 tweets • 3 min read
PRESS RELEASE: #Wetsuweten Cabin Destroyed By Arsonists
On Saturday August 15 2020, a cabin belonging to Gidimt'en Chief Gisday’wa was burned to the ground by unknown arsonists.
The arson took place two days after the Houston Today newspaper ran a front page story which included photographs of Gisday’wa’s cabins, and falsely claimed that his structures had been “left behind” with “no apparent recent use.”
Mar 13, 2020 • 5 tweets • 4 min read
CALL TO ACTION. Call for ALL work to stop - as the Hereditary Chiefs have said “NOPIPELINES”. Yet, there it is: 48” pipe
The permits are NOT approved. They were supposed to only do “preliminary work”... however, CGL has been escorted in by @bcrcmp every day. Escorted in to destroy our unceded territories