Canada: Armed Police Raid Protected Indigenous Territory

HeadlineJan 08, 2019
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In Canada, armed forces raided native Wet’suwet’en territory in British Columbia Monday, with at least 14 arrests being reported. Land defenders faced off with Royal Canadian Mounted Police as the police breached two checkpoints set up to keep pipeline workers out of protected territory. Indigenous leaders are reportedly being blocked from their territory.

Wet’suwet’en land defender: “The Wet’suwet’en have won rights and title to their lands. We did not hurt anyone. The hereditary chiefs say, 'No, you cannot go through our lands.' And under your law, the authority is them.”

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