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RCMP are raiding Wet’suwet’en land defender camps

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  1. Loire
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    Because I didn't see anywhere in the Vice article where this is mentioned (surprise surprise) and it might be important information when formulaing an opinion: Members of the Wet’suwet’en First...

    Because I didn't see anywhere in the Vice article where this is mentioned (surprise surprise) and it might be important information when formulaing an opinion:

    Members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation reached a deal with the RCMP last January to let construction crews reach the site of the planned natural-gas pipeline in northern B.C.. The Coastal GasLink pipeline will run through traditional Wet’suwet’en territory, but while the nation’s elected band councils have approved it, their "hereditary chiefs" have not. "Defenders" on site are followers of these hereditary chiefs, opposed to decision made by the democratically elected chiefs. The pipeline completed its environmental certification in 2014, and TransCanada has signed project agreements with 20 First Nations groups along the route. As far as I know the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs are the only band with this level of opposition to the project. This is a legal 642 mile project, again, affecting twenty seperate tribes, being held up by a single group that doesn't even have the concensus of their own people.

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