A round dance in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en blocks an intersection in Edmonton on January 22. Photo by Abdul Malik.
On January 7, 2019 militarized RCMP invaded and occupied unceded Wet'suwet'en territories to try to forcibly clear a path for a fracked gas pipeline owned by Coastal Gaslink (TransCanada), arresting 14 Indigenous land defenders. The temporary agreement that was reached has since been breached as the company has illegally destroyed traplines of two different clans of the Wet'suwet'en Nation.
But Wet'suwet'en land defenders have been fighting to protect their land and sovereignty for decades -- including the 1997 Delgamuukw-Gisday’wa court case and the Unist'ot'en Camp that has blocked pipelines and healed the land since 2009 -- and they will not stop here.