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2/28/2020

article Kahnawake Mohawk offer to temporarily step in for RCMP in Wet'suwet'en territory
(Quebec) -- The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake has proposed that its peacekeepers head up a temporary Indigenous police force to patrol traditional Wet'suwet'en territory...
article Mood optimistic as talks with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs resume in B.C.
(British Columbia) -- The mood seemed optimistic Friday as meetings between the hereditary chiefs of the Wet'suwet'en and senior ministers from Ottawa and B.C....
article Young Indigenous people see their future at stake in the Wet'suwet'en crisis
(Quebec) -- Issues of land, sovereignty and reconciliation have been at the heart of the barricades that went up across Canada after the RCMP conducted raids on Wet'...

2/27/2020

article Akwesasne Mohawks hold vigil as Canada moves to end pipeline impasse
(Ontario) -- Canada’s government is trying to end a weeks-long impasse with a group of First Nations chiefs over a planned natural gas pipeline in British Columbia...
article Pipeline construction paused as Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs prepare to meet federal, provincial ministers
(British Columbia) -- Construction on a natural gas pipeline in northern B.C. has been paused for two days as Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs prepare to meet with...
article Mohawk leaders blast Legault's 'disrespect for minorities' as premier refuses to apologize for AK-47 claims
(Quebec) -- Premier François Legault is refusing to apologize for his incendiary allegation about the presence of AK-47s in Kahnawake, further driving a wedge between...
article Wet'suwet'en supporters building pipeline through minister's St. John's office
(Newfoundland) -- Supporters of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs — and opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline — built a symbolic "pipeline...

2/26/2020

article As blockades continue, Kenney tells First Nations they should be partners in projects
(Calgary) -- As blockades continue to pop up across Canada, disrupting rail and road traffic to protest against the Coastal GasLink pipeline through Wet'suwet'en...
article Movement sweeping country with blockades will shift focus to Ottawa, says Secwepemc chief
(Canada) -- The movement sweeping the country with rail blockades since the RCMP raid in Wet'suwet'en territory earlier this month will likely shift its focus to...
article Indigenous youth camped at B.C. Legislature call for RCMP, pipeline workers to leave Wet'suwet'en territory
(British Columbia) -- Indigenous youth entering their third straight day gathered on the steps of the B.C. Legislature repeated a series of demands Wednesday, saying...
article PT protests in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en
(Canada) -- Across Canada, blockades on train tracks have caused the country’s railway system to come to a halt for nearly two weeks. And in Port Townsend, on Feb...
article Anishinabek Nation Leadership hold First Nation citizens’ safety in highest regard during Wet’suwet’en solidarity action
(British Columbia) -- Anishinabek Nation leadership continue to support the Wet’suwet’en Nation hereditary Chiefs who are protecting their traditional...

2/25/2020

article 'Reconciliation is dead and it was never really alive': Jesse Wente
(Ontario) -- Demonstrations in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who oppose a pipeline in northern British Columbia are spreading across the country...
article Indigenous solidarity protests shut down Hamilton, Niagara GO trains, block Highway 6
(Ontario) -- The protesters are supporting Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs in opposition of building the $6-billion Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline, and have...
article Behind CN, CP's quiet deal to skirt railway blockades and keep Canada's vital goods moving
(British Columbia) -- Quiet talks brokered by a government desperate to stop a growing economic threat led to two rail rivals coming together with a workaround to bypass...
article Movement sweeping country with blockades will shift focus to Ottawa, says Secwepemc chief
(Ottawa) -- The movement sweeping the country with rail and road blockades since the Feb. 6 RCMP raid in Wet'suwet'en territory will likely shift its focus to...

2/24/2020

article Mohawk Council addresses community concerns over Wet'suwet'en solidarity action
(Ontario) -- An emergency meeting was attended by dozens of residents in Kahnawake, Que., Monday night after a day of fear, anxiety and school closures in the Mohawk...
article Ontario police arrest First Nations protesters amid standoff with Canadian government over pipeline
(Ontario) -- Police in Ontario arrested 10 people and dismantled the Tyendinaga Mohawk blockade that had shut down much of Canada’s rail traffic for the past two...
article Coastal GasLink continues work camp expansion in Wet'suwet'en territory
(British Columbia) -- Despite a recent directive from B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Office for Coastal GasLink to consult further with First Nations along a...
article New rail blockade goes up in northern B.C.
(British Columbia) -- Demonstrators are once again setting up a new rail blockade in northern B.C. less than two weeks after the previous one was dismantled. Gitx'...
article More blockades, protests in Quebec as First Nations respond to Tyendinaga arrests
(Quebec) -- Mohawks in Kanesatake have blocked the highway near the very spot where the barricade stood during the 1990 Oka Crisis, in response to the arrests of 10...

2/23/2020

article Canadian senator visits partial rail blockade in Saskatoon
(Saskatchewan) -- A high-profile guest visited a partial rail blockade in Saskatoon on Sunday. Senator Lillian Dyck said she wanted to show her support for the movement...
article Tyendinaga Mohawks remain at camps despite OPP warning to clear out
(Ontario) -- Protestors who've set up a camp in Tyendinaga, Ont., near one of Canadian busiest rail corridors were still on the scene early Monday despite a warning...

2/22/2020

article Indigenous leaders meet at Kahnawake after Trudeau orders blockades removed
(Quebec) -- Traditional chiefs of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation have arrived in Kahnawake, Que., as they continue their tour of Mohawk communities in eastern...
article 'The terror was brought to us': Memories of Oka resurface as rail blockade crisis continues
(Canada) -- In the summer of 1990, Waneek Horn-Miller was a teenager, standing with her activist mother and younger sister behind the barricades in Oka, Que. The town...

2/21/2020

article Trudeau Says Indigenous Groups Must End Crippling Rail Blockades
(Ottawa) -- Crippling blockades of key Canadian rail arteries "must now come down," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday, acknowledging that attempts at...
article Trudeau says rail barricades 'need to come down now,' rules out sending in soldiers to restore rail service
(Ottawa) -- While ruling out deploying the army to lift Indigenous blockades restricting freight transport, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today called the blockades...
article Blockades a genius assertion of Indigenous power: UBC-based First Nations thinker Glen Coulthard
(Canada) -- Canada has exploded with protests that have crippled the country’s rail system. After the RCMP raided an Indigenous camp standing in the way of a...
article Coastal GasLink sent back to the table with Indigenous leaders
(British Columbia) -- Coastal GasLink must consult further with Indigenous communities along a stretch of its pipeline route at the heart of the Wet'suwet'en...
article My business will be negatively affected by the railway blockades. I still support them.
(British Columbia) -- I am the owner of a growing business that depends on rail freight to move my product across Canada. Fatso Peanut Butter is based in Victoria, B.C...
article Wet'suwet'en Nation independence? Guerrilla warfare? What's next if cooler heads don't prevail?
(Canada) -- Later today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to hold a news conference to discuss the solidarity actions in support of Wet'suwet'en...

2/20/2020

article 'It's none of their business': The Wet'suwet'en people who want the protesters to stop
(British Columbia) -- Another day of blockades across the country means more protesters with signs bearing slogans such as "Wet'suwet'en Strong" and...
article Canada pipeline project brings paralyzing rail blockades and protests
(British Columbia) -- The latest trouble began in early February with rail blockades in Canada over a natural gas pipeline project that crosses traditional territory of...
article Former treaty negotiator accuses B.C. government of 'picking their Indians' in Wet'suwet'en conflict
(British Columbia) -- A former B.C. treaty negotiator is calling out the provincial government for its role in the Wet'suwet'en conflict over the Coastal GasLink...
article 'Together we can make it better:' Mohawk faithkeeper explains the spiritual importance of Tyendinaga
(Ontario) -- In Tyendinaga, Ont., on May 6, 1990, two Haudenosaunee Confederacy chiefs gathered with others on the shores of the Bay of Quinte to hold a ceremony in the...
article Why 2 different kinds of Wet'suwet'en leaders support and oppose the gas pipeline
(Ontario) -- Anti-pipeline protesters from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory just east of Belleville, Ont., continue their blockade that has forced CN Rail to shut down...

2/19/2020

article Court grants CN injunction against rail blockade in west Edmonton
(Alberta) -- An Alberta judge has granted CN an injunction against a small group of demonstrators who blocked the company's main rail line in west Edmonton. Court of...
article Liberals postponing planned tabling of UNDRIP bill because of blockade crisis, says Mohawk chief
(Ottawa) -- The Liberal government has decided to postpone tabling its promised bill on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a result of ongoing...
article Kanesatake grand chief retracts comments on rail blockades after Mohawk community protest
(Quebec) -- The grand chief of the Kanesatake Mohawks has retracted his plea for protesters to end the ongoing rail blockades across the country, following an outcry...
article Ottawa 'clearly' sees a path forward to defuse rail blockades: Miller
(Ottawa) -- Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says there is a clear "path forward" to defuse the ongoing tensions caused by protests that have hamstrung...
article First Nation was 'uncooperative' in Alton Gas consultation, says lawyer for province
(British Columbia) -- A lawyer for the Nova Scotia government says the province upheld its duty to consult with the Sipekne'katik First Nation on a controversial...
article Stop work on Coastal GasLink to allow meaningful dialogue on B.C. pipeline project, says Indigenous leader
(British Columbia) -- A B.C. Indigenous leader says the prime minister needs to immediately come to the table with Indigenous leaders who oppose the construction of a...
article Wet’suewet’en protests have exposed Canada’s racist underbelly: Ruth Hopkins
(British Columbia) -- The protests by the Wet’suewet’en First Nations people in British Columbia against a natural gas pipeline that will cut through their...

2/18/2020

article 'We need Canadians to show resolve': Trudeau asks for patience as rail blockades continue
(Ottawa) -- Addressing the House of Commons Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked Canadians to be patient with his government as it seeks a negotiated end to...
article ‘He’s not our voice’: Kanesatake Mohawks barricade band office after grand chief criticizes rail blockades
(Quebec) -- Angered by a series of “cowardly” comments by their grand chief during a radio interview, a group of residents in Kanesatake Mohawk territory...
article Protesters march on Queen's Park in support of Wet’suwet’en
(British Columbia) -- A huge crowd of people marched on Queen’s Park Monday in support of a First Nations fight against a pipeline project in B.C.
article Without real reporting from on the ground, on reserve in Northern BC, basic facts will remain unclear
(British Columbia) -- The Wet’suwet’en crisis in BC has dominated the news for the last week. It began with an RCMP crackdown on supporters of a group of Wet...
article Via Rail service to resume between Ottawa and Quebec City
(Ottawa) -- Passenger trains will run again between Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City starting on Thursday. Via Rail said CN, which owns those rail lines, has notified...
article SATIRE: Trudeau: We must acknowledge the sacred sovereignty of Canada’s oil and gas companies
(Ottawa) -- Calling for calm amid protests over the construction of a pipeline through Wet’suwet’en territory, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reminding...

2/17/2020

article Inside the meeting between Mohawks and Canada's Indigenous services minister
(Ottawa) -- Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller asked the Mohawks of Tyendinaga to temporarily halt a demonstration that has shut down one of Canada's most...
article Meeting between Trudeau and cabinet ministers to discuss cross-country protests concludes
(Ottawa) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a group of cabinet ministers have concluded a meeting in Ottawa that was called to discuss how to resolve the protests and...
article Ottawa committed to quick, peaceful resolution to cross-country pipeline protests: Trudeau
(Ottawa) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is committed to finding a quick and peaceful resolution to the anti-pipeline blockades that have shut down...
article In Canada, Indians expelled from the reservation due to the construction of the pipeline
(British Columbia) -- Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau said he intends to resolve the situation with the protests of indigenous people against the construction of...
article Indigenous youth vacate minister's office, ending 11-day occupation for Wet'suwet'en
(British Columbia) -- A group of Indigenous young people have left Liberal MP Dan Vandal's Winnipeg office, ending their 11-day demonstration in support of the Wet...
article Wet'suwet'en and B.C. government have been holding quiet talks over land rights for over a year
(British Columbia) -- As cabinet ministers broker urgent meetings over rail blockades in support of hereditary chiefs in northern British Columbia, a series of...
article Anti-pipeline protestors block Niagara Falls bridge to US
(Ontario) -- Roughly 200 people stopped traffic at the Niagara Falls Rainbow International Bridge on Sunday afternoon, as pro-pipeline protestors caused yet another...
article CN Rail lays off staff as pipeline protests limit deliveries to Maritimes
(Canada) -- CN Rail announced on Thursday it was shutting down its entire network east of Toronto because protesters near Belleville, Ont., are maintaining their...
article Kenney blames "radical fringe groups"
(Alberta) -- Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says protest blockades shutting down rail service across Canada are quickly creating a full-blown economic crisis. Kenney says...

2/16/2020

article Ottawa rejects calls to shut down rail blockades, will focus on negotiation
(Ottawa) -- The federal government is ramping up its efforts to convince Indigenous communities to peacefully end a series of rail blockades, as Canadian National...
article How the unfinished business of the Delgamuukw decision is fuelling pipeline protests across the country
(British Columbia) -- As demonstrations against the proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline continue across the country, a two-decades-old Supreme Court ruling is making it a...
article Indigenous pro-pipeline representative says he won't tell Wet'suwet'en chiefs what to do
(British Columbia) -- A board member of the First Nations LNG Alliance — a group backing the proposed Coastal Gaslink natural gas pipeline in northern B.C....
article War of words: Experts say the Wet’suwet’en actions are being mangled with loaded vocabulary
(British Columbia) -- As RCMP officers clash with members of the Wet’suwet’en and their supporters on the planned route for the Coastal GasLink pipeline,...
article Inside the meeting between Mohawks and Canada's Indigenous services minister
(Ontario) -- Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller asked the Mohawks of Tyendinaga to temporarily halt a demonstration that has shut down one of Canada's most...
article ‘Kill the pipeline, save the land’ — Wet’suwet’en supporters block Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls
(Ontario) -- Blockades and demonstrations that have brought traffic to a standstill on rail lines and ports across Canada in support of opposition to a pipeline in...
article It’s no coincidence that Wet’suwet’en protesters are targeting railways. Here’s why
(Canada) -- When a cluster of luminaries in top hats gathered in 1885 to hammer the very last spike on Canada’s new coast-to-coast railway into the ground, the...
article Oka, Ipperwash, Caledonia — Canada’s tense history with Indigenous blockades
(Canada) -- At the main camp beside the railroad tracks in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory this week, it was a marvel to consider how a cluster of parked vehicles and tents...
article Rail blockades could affect vote to change citizenship oath: Conservative critic
(Canada) -- Blockades by Indigenous protesters will make it harder for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to adopt planned legislation to add respect for...

2/15/2020

article Wet’suwet’en Houses launched a lawsuit argues Coastal GasLink pipeline violates Canada’s Paris Agreement
(British Columbia) -- Two Wet’suwet’en Houses launched, through their Hereditary Chiefs a legal challenge asking the Federal Court to declare Canada has a...

2/14/2020

article Wet'suwe'ten supporter in RCMP gunsight pleads in video for police to put down their arms
(British Columbia) -- A video showing some tense moments of the RCMP injunction enforcement at a Wet'suwet'en checkpoint last Friday is circulating online. The...
article Wet’suwet’en Pipeline Protest Shuts Down Rail Service In Canada
(British Columbia) -- The struggle between Canada’s indigenous people and the central government has been going on since July 1, 1867, the day officially...
article Protesters thanked by First Nations members
(British Columbia) -- Two First Nations members toured the demonstrations at government offices on Friday morning to shake the hands of individual supporters and...
article The Wet’suwet’en are more united than pipeline backers want you to think
(British Columbia) -- Ahead of the impending RCMP enforcement of Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline’s temporary injunction in late 2018, the Wet’suwet’en...

2/13/2020

article CN rail blockade in northern B.C. set to end
(British Columbia) -- A rail blockade of CN Rail's main line in northern B.C. is coming down after a Gitxsan hereditary chief said both B.C. and Canada have agreed...
article Trudeau sends ministers to meet with Indigenous groups behind rail blockades
(British Columbia) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has written to the Indigenous chiefs at the centre of a rail blockade in B.C., pledging to send a federal...

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