A group of hereditary leaders from the Wet’suwet’en Nation in British Columbia is to spend the day with Mohawk supporters in Ontario.
The B.C. hereditary chiefs are thanking the Mohawks for supporting them in opposition to a pipeline venture on their conventional territory by blocking a vital rail line between Toronto and Montreal.
A discover telling police and reporters to keep away says the gathering is to rejoice friendship, therapeutic, peace and optimism, and to speak politics.
The rail blockade, and others prefer it throughout the nation, went up after the RCMP enforced a court docket injunction in opposition to the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and supporters, forcing them off an entry highway to a worksite for the Coastal GasLink pipeline.
It’s a part of a multibillion-dollar venture to ship pure fuel to a terminal on the B.C. coast for export, which has broad help from elected band councils alongside the route.
The hereditary Wet’suwet’en leaders say they’re prepared to speak with representatives of the Crown, however solely after the RCMP and Coastal GasLink employees have left their conventional lands.
This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Feb. 21, 2020.