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Unist’ot’en blow whistle on secret pipeline talks

by murray bush - flux photo

Outside the Fairmont - flux photo
Outside the Fairmont - flux photo
Outside the Fairmont - flux photo
Outside the Fairmont - flux photo
Outside the Fairmont - flux photo
Outside the Fairmont - flux photo
Outside the Fairmont - flux photo
Outside the Fairmont - flux photo

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UNCEDED COAST SALISH TERRITORY  --  Supporters of the Unist’ot’en clan living on their unceded territory say they got wind of a secret pipeline meeting at the prestigious Fairmont Vancouver Hotel today. 

The adhoc group said it "stands in solidarity with all those saying no to pipelines in so called British Columbia! We must honour the traditional holders of the territory who have not ceded their land, have made no treaties with government and have said NO!"

The suporters decided to "remind the reported meeting participants – Chevron, the only remaining party involved in developing a fracking pipeline (Pacific Trails Pipeline) through their territory, and the Moricetown Band Council, that they have no authority to be making deals around any activity in Wet’suwet’en Territory. They are negotiating with the wrong party!"

The adhoc group passed out information outside the Fairmont saying that "according to the Indian Act, Band Councils only have jurisdiction on the reservation. So why are Pacific Trails Pipeline representatives negotiating with people who don't have jurisdiction over the land the pipeline will actually pass through?

"Where are the hereditary chiefs in all this? As it turns out, the hereditary chiefs of the Wet'suwet'en have all said NO to ALL PIPELINES passing through their territory. That means NO, Pacific Trails Pipeline! NO, you cannot build your pipeline to an LNG terminal that is looking like it won't even be built. NO, you cannot sell your pipeline right-of-way to Enbridge after five years - a possibility, according to a leaked document from the negotiations between Pacific Trails Pipeline and the Moricetown Band."

The group says such divide-and-conquer tactics, in which Indian Act band councils are pitted against hereditary chiefs - family members against one another - "are deplorable and can only have tragic results for communities already hurt by colonialism. These tactics, however, are the modus operandi of greedy corporations and unscrupulous governments. We see it all the time."
 

The group is calling for support to grassroots land defenders who are actually living on the land that would be affected by pipeline spills.   Fior more see:  unistotencamp.com

 

 

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I have been reading a number

I have been reading a number of posts regarding pipeline. And in some cases, I have seen it is a matter of trouble and shock.

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