Wet’suwet’en

Photo collage of Chiefs Roland Willson, Smogelgem and Ruben George

VIDEO: Busting BC’s Dependency on Fossil Fuel

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / November 18, 2021 /

In the Busting the Fossil Fuel Corridor webinar, hosted by The West Coast Climate Action Network in partnership with RAVEN, we were joined by three Indigenous Land protectors whose voices and stories showed us just how much impact we can have when we work as a collective and hold on to hope of a cleaner future.

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Youth gather holding signs in protest of fossil fuel. A youth centered in the photograph holds a sign that reads "Don't be a fossil fool"

On the eve of of COP26, BC’s climate failures are written on Indigenous land

By RAVEN / October 27, 2021 /

As world leaders gather at COP26 to negotiate in the face of the deadly reality of climate change, Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs from Gidimt’en clan have set up a blockade to prevent drilling beneath a salmon-bearing river.

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A musical evening in Montreal for Wet’suwet’en Nation!

By RAVEN / August 30, 2021 /

On August 21st, the Montreal community gathered at the Le Livart art gallery in support of Wet’suwet’en Nation. Though we didn’t gather on the water, it was still a part of our #FestivalAfloat concerts across Canada in support of Indigenous legal challenges! The opening act was performed by guitarists Chris van Soest and Hugh Durnford-Dionne!…

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Join us for our #FestivalAfloat in Montreal for Wet’suwet’en Nation!

By RAVEN / August 11, 2021 /

Join us on August 21st 2021 as we gather on the water in support of Wet’suwet’en Nation! This is another in a series of floating concerts happening this summer across Turtle Island to support Indigenous legal challenges. Come on out and listen to some smooth jazz and inspiring indigenous speakers in the courtyard of Le…

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As Canada delays climate action, Wet’suwet’en push on

By Ana Simeon / June 4, 2021 /

The Wet’suwet’en challenge Federal Court decision to strike constitutional action After the Federal Court struck the Wet’suwet’en constitutional and Charter challenge last November, two Houses of the Wet’suwet’en Likhts’amisyu (Fireweed) Clan are pressing ahead with an appeal. The case aims to confront Canada’s 30-year record of inaction and the inability of the political process, on…

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Wet’suwet’en leaders vow to press on in wake of BC Supreme Court decision

By Andrea Palframan / May 6, 2021 /

The B.C. Supreme Court has dismissed the Wet’suwet’en petition for a judicial review of Coastal GasLink’s permit extension. In the wake of the decision, Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs vowed to take tall steps necessary to ensure the health of Wedzin Kwa – Morice/Bulkley River and the surrounding watershed. As Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs carefully consider an appeal…

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VIDEO: Weaving Solidarity Honouring Stolen Sisters

By Andrea Palframan / March 10, 2021 /

You are being welcomed to offer support by listening deeply to survivors from Wet’suwet’en Nation, who will be honouring  their stolen mothers, daughters, cousins and relatives – the human beings at the heart of the current legal challenge before the B.C. Supreme Court. 

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Open Letter: Designation of Oil and Gas Work as “Non-Essential” is Critical for Protecting the Lives and Rights of Vulnerable First Nations Facing COVID-19

By Andrea Palframan / December 8, 2020 /

Dr. Bonnie Henry Provincial Health Office- Via Email: bonnie.henry@gov.bc.ca Dear Dr. Henry, The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is writing in support of the Wet’suwet’en Ts’ako ze’ (female chiefs) who penned an open letter on November 30, 2020 urging you to shut down industrial camps amid COVID-19 outbreaks at LNG Canada and Coastal Gaslink (CGL)…

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Q&A with Wet’suwet’en legal counsel D.J. Larkin

By RAVEN / October 26, 2020 /

We sat down with lawyer D.J. Larkin, together with matriarchs from Wet’suwet’en Nation, for an engaging, powerful and emotional webinar last October 20th. You can view the video of that conversation here. Many people had questions for Larkin which we didn’t have time to unpack during that presentation. Here are some deeper dives into the…

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Linking MMIWG2S Report to Wet’suwet’en legal challenges

By Andrea Palframan / October 9, 2020 /

The Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirits produced a Final Report in 2019 which specifically linked “man camps” (worker camps for resource projects in remote areas) to increased risk of violence against Indigenous women and girls. This finding was based on the testimony of expert witnesses as well as community…

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